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."

Activities in Saas Fee

There are plenty of activities available off the slopes. Indoors there’s the recently renovated Aqua Allalin inside the Youth Hostel which hosts a swimming pool complex with children's pool area as well as an excellent Wellness Centre for the adults. After a busy day on the slopes a trip to the Wellness centre is highly recommended, enjoy stunning views of the spotlit mountains while enjoying a range of sensory showers, saunas, steam rooms, hot tub and relaxation areas is the ultimate way to rest tired legs. Other indoor activities include indoor tennis courts, a bowling centre, cinema and a village museum. Up at the top of the area there’s a spectacular ice grotto to visit in the glacier.

Outdoor fun includes a tubing slope, or you can go horse riding or dog sledding. There is a large ice rink which is open all day and often plays host to curling or ice hockey matches as well as being open to the public, ice climbing or a sleigh ride are further options. Another favourite is the toboggan ride by the Alpin Express, strap yourself in and be lifted up the slope through the trees then take a deep breath as you hurtle down the winding rails - not for the feint hearted but can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.