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Amenities Saastal

last updated: December 23, 2004

Resort information / access  
Altitude Town / Resort 1500 m
Inhabitants - total: 2000
In the mountains  X 
Accessible by public bus  X 
Accessible by private car  X 
Distance to Intl. Airport  
max. 3 h  
Lodging all year round  
Hotels / Pensions - total number of establishments: 30
Hotels / Pensions - total number of beds: 1230
Holiday apartments and chalets - total beds: 3000
Group lodging - total beds: 2100
Bed-and-Breakfast  X 
Mountain hut / Alpine hut  X 
Sport and Wellness all year round  
Beauty farm / beauty hotel  X 
Fitness trail / Vita-Parcours  X 
Culture / Entertainment all year round  
Concerts, regularly organized  X 
City-tour, organized, on foot  X 
Highlight / Special offers Summer:  
Top News / Special offers summer Familienhit für Wintersaison 2003/2004 Ab dem 2. Kind fahren Ihre Kinder bis 16 (d.h. vor dem 16. Geburtstag) im Saastal gratis Ski. Dieses Angebot gilt, wenn beide Elternteile einen Skipass von mindestens 6 Tagen oder ein Wahlabo (z.B. 5 in 14 Tagen) kaufen.
Resort area / Transport installations in summer  
Altitude of tourist region from 1500 m
Altitude of tourist region, up to 3100 m
Local transport installations in summer - total: 3
Highest point reached via transport installations in summer 3100 m
Gondolas in summer - total: 2
Chairlifts in summer - total: 1
Sports and Wellness in summer  
Hiking trails in summer 350 km marked
Mountainbike slopes 70 km marked
Biking in Switzerland, town/resort along the way  X 
Climbing wall, marked / Via Ferrata  X 
Other information for summer  
Camping ground in summer  X 
Families / children - in summer  
Children's adventure park  X 
Children's animation, organized  X 
Other information for summer  
Natural sights: Staudamm Mattmark - grösster Naturstaudamm Europas *** Einmaliges Panorama auf Hohsaas und Kreuzboden: 18 Viertausender!
Cultural sights: Barocke Rundkirche Saas Balen - einzigartig!
Technical sights: Kraftwerk Mattmark - wöchentliche Führungen!
Nature / adventure trails on the theme: Erlebnisweg Almagellerhorn - die erlebnisreiche Wanderung oberhalb Saas Almagell Alpenblumenpromenade - 250 Alpenblumen mit ausführlicher Beschilderung. Atemberaubendes Panorama.
Top News / New infrastructure winter  
Top News winter: Familienhit für Wintersaison 2003/2004 Ab dem 2. Kind fahren Ihre Kinder bis 16 (d.h. vor dem 16. Geburtstag) im Saastal gratis Ski. Dieses Angebot gilt, wenn beide Elternteile einen Skipass von mindestens 6 Tagen oder ein Wahlabo (z.B. 5 in 14 Tagen) kaufen.
Live Cams  
Live Cam 1 www.saastal.ch/livecam/pos1.jpg
Winter sports area / Transport installations in winter  
Name of winter sports area: Kreuzboden-Hohsaas und Furggstalden-Heidbodme
Altitude of alpine ski area, from 1560 m
Altitude of alpine ski area, up to 3200 m
Price one day pass adult 44 CHF
Price one day pass children 29 CHF
Ski bus  X 
Local transport installations in winter - total: 18
Subregional transport installations - total: 34
Highest point reached via transport installations in winter 3200 m
Gondolas - total: 3
Chairlifts - total: 2
Skilifts - total: 11
Babylift - Number: 2
Alpine Skiing  
Point of measure ski area bottom 2400 m
Point of measure ski area top 3200 m
Number of slopes: 17
Local ski slopes 45 km marked
Alpine ski area with skipass subregion 140 km
Level of difficulty of slopes 10 % beginners
Level of difficulty of slopes 80 % intermediates
Level of difficulty of slopes 10 % advanced
Level of difficulty of slopes 90 % Experts
Alpine ski area surface 100000 m2:
Race course with automatic timing  X 
Cross-country skiing / winter hiking  
Cross country comments Ferien einer ganz besonderen Art... ...auf der Panorama-Loipe Saas-Fee / Saastal! Start bei der Rundkirche in Saas Balen, entlang der rauschenden Vispa, durch die tiefverschneiten Lärchenwälder, durch die abwechslungsreichen Ebenen in Dorfnähe von Saas Grund, vor der imposanten Mischabelkette und weiter bis zum idyllischen Ferienort Saas Almagell. All diese Einzelheiten geben der Saastal-Loipe mit den 26 km ihren speziellen Reiz.
Cross-country skiing - info phone: 027 958 66 66
Altitude of cross-country ski area, from 1470 m
Altitude of cross-country ski area, up to 1870 m
Cross-country skiing slopes, classic 26 km local
Cross-country skiing slopes 26 km subregion
Skating slopes 10 km
Skating trails 10 km marked
Winter hiking trails 30 km marked and prepared
Snowshoe trail 25 km marked
Tobogganing  
Tobogganing installations - total: 2
Tobogganing installations - total length:m 14000
Total difference in altitude of all installations 850 m
Tobogganing trails total 14000 m marked
Snow canons for tobogganing installation  X 
Public transportation to tobogganing installation  X 
Toboggan rental possible  X 
Families / children - in winter  
Children's snowpark, maintained  X 
Children's animation, public  X 
Children's day-care, organized  X 
Other information for winter  
Camping ground in winter  X 
Excursions on a horse-drawn sleigh, organized  X 
Excursions with sleigh dogs, organized  X 
Ice-climbing, organized  X 
"""Other """"in"""" sports (winter):""" Alpine Gorge
Interesting Link - additional winter info - URL http://www.saastal.ch
Data as announced by the local station responsible for all the updates and are without warranty of any kind.