The Pearl of the Alps Karen Anderson, Senior Ski Specialist

"Car-free Saas Fee is on a high sunny plateau and there’s guaranteed skiing all season long thanks to the glacier. It's great for families and can offer excellent value for money. "

Saas Fee Ski Holidays

Surrounded by a towering backdrop of thirteen majestic peaks, the ‘Pearl of the Alps’ sits in a truly breathtaking location. Add in snow sure glacier skiing and bags of traditional Swiss character and it’s easy to see why the peaceful destination of Saas Fee holds a special place in our hearts.  

Explore the slopes

We love the variety, the amazing length of the pistes and the incredible quality of the snow in Saas Fee’s modest but perfectly formed ski area. With many slopes sitting above 2,500m and facing to the north, Saas Fee boasts a great snow record with plenty of light, fluffy snow for the powder hounds.

Saas Fee is a beginner’s paradise. Learn to ski or snowboard in the beginner area by the village before heading up the mountain to practise your new-found skills on lovely wide blues, just made for cruising. Intermediates will love the slightly more challenging red runs from Mittelallalin, which can be reached via the highest underground funicular in the world.

Leisurely skiing and snowboarding are what relaxing holidays in Saas Fee are all about. That said, there are a few steep black runs to keep things demanding for the experts and, although limited, some off-piste opportunities with a guide.  

Enjoy the resort

Saas Fee’s historic cobblestone streets are a joy to explore. Free from traffic and lined with picturesque chalets, boutiques and eateries, there’s an unspoilt, civilized atmosphere to soak up.  

Dining and après-ski are lively and welcoming, with plenty of family-friendly options, cosy bars and sun terraces where you can celebrate another great day in the mountains with a bit of Europop. There are even a few night clubs open till late if the mood takes you.

Saas Fee has plenty to entertain non-skiers. For an unforgettable dining experience, why not visit the world’s highest revolving restaurant at 3,500m up the Mittelallalin mountain? While you’re there, visit the neighbouring Ice Pavilion with stunning ice sculptures for you to admire.

The resort's car free philosophy and stunning scenery make it one of the best ski resorts to enjoy a memorable family holiday. Friendly cafés and facilities like the Aqua Allalin swimming pool complex (with a children’s pool and water slide) add to the resort’s family friendly reputation.

Where to stay

Whichever of our hand-selected properties you opt for in Saas Fee, you won’t be disappointed. The gorgeous 5-star Hotel Capra is all about refined elegance, featuring stunning rooms and suites with mountain views, fireside cocktails, mouth-watering dining and state-of-the-art spa facilities. The family-run Hotel Allalin makes you feel right at home with its traditional Swiss hospitality. From the fabulous local cuisine to the cosy decor, it’s such an inviting place to return to after a day in the snow.

Important information
Ski Area Saas Valley: 150km
Ski Range 1500-3600m
Blue Runs 17
Red Runs 25
Black Runs 4
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
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Distance from airports
Geneva 3hrs
Zurich (rail transfer) 3hr20mins
Geneva (rail transfers) 3hr45mins