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. Great for families and your money goes much further here than in the bigger name resorts."

Saas Fee Ski Holidays

Saas Fee sits on a sunny plateau high in the mountains and has bags of history and character, as well as guaranteed snow on the glacier.

The road up the Saas Valley climbs high through some of Switzerland’s most spectacular scenery, and the little town of Saas Fee is almost hidden in its peaceful location. 

It’s a traditional village with cobbled streets, which are car-free, adding to the unspoilt feel. Electric taxis and horse drawn sleighs are the only form of transport on offer here! There’s year-round skiing on the glacier, and the slopes are above 1800 metres in altitude so good conditions prevail.  

Beginners can find their feet in the large learners area before progressing to the confidence-boosting blue cruisers. Long runs are a feature here and more advanced skiers will relish the long descent from the top if the Allalin Glacier at 3620m to the village at 1800m! Apres ski is lively but civilized and there’s an excellent selection of restaurants to tempt.

Important information
Ski Area Saas Valley: 150km
Ski Range 1800-3620m
Blue Runs 17
Red Runs 25
Black Runs 4
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Distance from airports
Zurich 4hrs10mins
Zurich (ski rail transfer) 3hrs20mins
Calais (ski drive) 569 miles