“Then suddenly you are standing in front of this amazing view – I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere. It’s as if you are simultaneously standing at the end of the world and at its origin, at its beginning and in its centre.” These were the stirring words German playwright Carl Zuckmayer, who spent his last years in Saas-Fee, used to describe his first impressions of the Saas Valley. The sight of the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland’s highest mountains glowing in the sunset is truly an awe-inspiring sight – an imposing natural setting that surpasses all expectations. The region also has numerous Alpine wellness facilities where you can boost your energy levels and rediscover that lust for life. In Saas-Fee and the Saas Valley, the latest technology stands side by side with the natural elements. The Metro Alpin funicular railway travels through the mountains to the highest station in Europe, at 3,500 metres above sea level. And on a clear day you can see all the way to Milan from Allalin. The Saas Valley has activities to suit everyone, from families to top athletes, bon vivants, adventurers and those in need of some rest and relaxation. Thanks to its southern location, it also enjoys 300 days of sun every year!
The Saas Valley offers hikers over 350 kilometres of trails. The valley is an ideal base for some of the most beautiful tours of the region’s 4,000 metre peaks. Those who prefer to keep their head out of the clouds can enjoy the thrills and spills of the adventure forest, the via ferrata, the petting zoo, bike trails, rope bridges, the marmot petting area, canyoning routes, toboggan runs and themed hiking trails – we have something to make everyone’s summer holiday an unforgettable experience.
Skiers, snowboarders, snowshoe walkers and cross-country skiers in other resorts may be green with envy when they see conditions in the four villages of the Saas Valley. With guaranteed snow right through until late spring, 145 kilometres of pistes reach up to 3,600 metres and cater for all skill levels. Snowboarders and freestyle skiers will also love this amazing setting. The Saas Valley also has the sunniest luge track, the iciest climbing terrain, the most picturesque winter hiking paths, the most romantic hotels and the warmest hospitality.
- 3 world records
- car-free resort Saas-Fee
- Saas-Fee/Saastal “Families Welcome” destination
- 18 four thousand-meter peaks
- 350 km of hiking trails
- Snow guarantee from the end of October till beginning May
- Authentic mountain villages
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