Situated in the Swiss Alps, Saas-Fee is a great choice for a winter or summer break. You may even decide you want to live there! Here are some of the best reasons to choose Saas-Fee as your base.
A car-free zone full of old world charm
There are taxis and minibuses to help you get around, though the village is small enough that you’ll rarely need them. Cutting out the private cars makes Saas-Fee a great place to stroll. The air is clean and it’s safe enough for children to play in the streets. Saas-Fee accommodates tourism without succumbing to the worst of its excesses. It’s still a traditional mountain village, with narrow streets and lots of pretty little chalets.
The village faces the Allalin and other mountains over 4,000 meters. Whichever way you turn you’re faced with breathtaking views. Speaking of turning….
Visit the world’s highest revolving restaurant
Take the Metro-Alpin underground funicular up to the ‘Mittelallalin‘ station to get to this. Sit in comfort, enjoy a coffee and take in the vista. While you’re there you should check out…
The world’s biggest ice grotto
The Ice Pavilion encloses more than 5000 cubic meters. Even if you don’t fancy the ‘avalanche simulation’ complete with lighting effects and shock wave, the ice sculptures and changing exhibitions are sure to captivate you.
A snow sure destination
The village and surrounding slopes are situated at between 2500m to 3500m, so the snow is reliable. Snowboarders are catered for as well as skiers and. other winter activities including curling and ice skating are also available.
Wonderful summer hiking
In the area around Saas-Fee there are around 350 km of hiking trails. You may encounter the tame marmots which live below the Spielboden mountain station.
And adventures for the young and young at heart
The adventure forest in Saas-Fee features obstacle courses, metal swings, rope bridges and a winter and summer toboggan run. There are also over 70 km of mountain bike runs, and a 5 km scooter route.
A destination for families and singes
There’s lots to keep the kids amused, plenty to occupy the more mature, and lively off-slope entertainment for the young, free and single. The party scene centres around Popcorn, which is both a shop selling top brand ski ware, and a club which is popular with both free-style skiers and snowboarders.
All that healthy activity is likely to leave you with a healthy appetite and there’s no shortage of places to eat and drink. If you’re in Saas-Fee in June, you can check out the Gourmet Trail, a fun-filled and taste-filled hike.
There’s plenty of choice for accommodation in all price ranges and to suit all needs. Allalin Apartments offers apartments and Saas-Fee chalets for sale or rental. Some of the hotels offer discount packages, and may even throw in your ski pass as part of the deal.