Saas-Fee

Valais

Saas Fee - Einkaufsstrasse

Saas Fee - Einkaufsstrasse

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Up until the 14th century there was only one community in the Saas Valley: Saas. Four villages arose out of Saas - of those four Saas Fee, also known as "The Pearl of the Alps", is the most renowned; 13 four thousand meter peaks surround the glacier village, which is located at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level.

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The Pearl of the Alps lies on a high plateau of the Saas Valley, above the other three Saas communities. Saas-Grund in the center of the valley is an ideal starting point for the high altitude trails. Saas Almagell's main attraction is Mattmark, a natural dam. Saas Balen is home to the Late Baroque circular church, a building of national significance, and the roaring Fell Brook in the center of the village.

Saas Valley is distinguished by 350 kilometers of thematic and hiking trails as well as special offerings for families and children. The ski region has 150 kilometers of pistes of all levels of difficulty, which are considered to be snow-assured. Twenty-two railways lead to the pistes, including the well-known Metro Alpin (Alpine Metro), which takes passengers to the world's highest revolving restaurant.

Summer

In addition to around 300 km of walking paths and numerous themed trails, it is an extraordinary experience to encounter the tame marmots that can be found beneath the Spielboden mountain station. More adventurous visitors might wish to cross the Alpin gorge, the brook gorge between Saas-Fee and Saas-Grund, passing along steep rock walls accompanied by a mountain guide. In the “adventure forest” in Saas Fee, those with a head for heights will be able to venture on various obstacle courses, swinging from a steel cable and passing from tree to tree across rope bridges, as well as whiz through the forest landscape on the «Feeblitz» summer and winter toboggan run. The Saas valley also has a 70-km-long network of mountain-bike tracks and a 5-km-long push-scooter route.

Highlights

  • Allalin ice pavilion – the secrets of the glacier are vented for visitors within the permanent ice.
  • Revolving restaurant – a far-reaching vista across the mountainscape is offered up by the revolving restaurant on the glacier of the Mittelallalin.
  • Alpin gorge – fixed rope route crossing of the spectacular brook gorge using rope bridges and tyrolienne cables; only with a mountain guide.
  • Adventure park – suspension rope park with courses of varying degrees of difficulty, in front of an impressive glacier backdrop.
  • Feeblitz toboggan run – with its 55-degree incline, the tobogganing fun already starts during the ascent. Evening tobogganing on the illuminated route is a special experience.

Top Events

  • Gourmet Trail in June: the unique Gourmet Trail is dedicated to culinary delicacies. It offers an adventurous, fun-filled hike.
  • Musica Romantica in August: during these classic music festival weeks you can experience exceptional music in a unique environment. Artists include the virtuoso pianist Eliane Rodrigues.
  • Nostalgic Music Mile in September: the Nostalgic Music Mile turns back time, and presents the life, times and cuisine of yesteryear.
  • Ice on Tour in January: in January ice climbing fanatics from all over the world meet again in the park house of the Glacier Village in order to compete against each other.
  • Glacier Bike Downhill in March: downhill mountain bikers don’t cycle over stony ground as the usual mountain biker does, but cross glaciers and ice and cover 1,700 meters in altitude.
  • Allalin Race in April: participants from all over Europe will compete against each other in various disciplines.
  • Après-Ski Parade in April: various hotels, restaurants and bars welcome all party-lovers to the Après-Ski Parade.

SBB RailAway leisure shop

Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to Saas-Fee

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