ne of the great Alpine resorts, Saas-Fee is high, the slopes are north-facing and there is a glacier so there is skiing almost all year-round and a long peak season. Ecologically it is rated the best resort in the Alps, it is car-free, has a lively night life and is very scenic. The runs are good, not as good or anything like as extensive as nearby Zermatt, but lots of excellent piste for intermediates and very few flats. Nearby Saas-Grund and Saas-Almagell are often uncrowded and have some off-piste that isn't tracked out when that at Saas-Fee is.
George Michael stayed at the Ferienart in Saas-Fee to film the cheesy video for "Last Christmas".
Best of the Slopes
The 9k, 1700m descent from Mittlelallalin takes you into the village or you can cut across and ski all the way into Saas-Almagell.
Where to Eat and Party
The Allalin has the highest revolving restaurant in the world, although the food and service are unexceptional. Bergrestaurant Spielboden (at the top station of the gondola of the same name) is a well-regarded mountain restaurant (+41 27 957 22 12). Mühle is a good place to grab a drink at the end of a hard day on the slopes and Popcorn, near the bus station, is a popular shop cum bar cum nightclub for later on. Don Ciccio Ristorante-Pizzeria is recommended for good value Italian food and wine (+41 27 957 40 20).
By Public Transport
The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Saas-Fee, Busterminal. Bus terminal 10 minutes from gondola. Buses to other ski areas. Ensure the ski pass covers all areas. Saas-Grund is a few stops before Saas-Fee and gives access to a good downhill area - it is also closer to the bus stop. You may need to reserve your return bus time when you arrive.
- From Zurich the least travel time is 2 hrs 57 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Visp.
- From Basel the least travel time is 3 hrs 10 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Visp.
- From Berne the least travel time is 1 hr 51 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Visp.
Saas-Free is a car-free resort, but there is (chargeable) parking when you arrive at the village.
Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.
- The road distance from Zurich is around 212 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 35 mins.
- The road distance from Basel is around 219 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 30 mins.
- The road distance from Berne is around 127 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 30 mins.
- The road distance from Geneva is around 229 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 50 mins.
Other resorts in the ski area include Saas-Grund
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Accommodation in the Resort & Nearby
- $$$ Wellnesshotel Pirmin Zurbriggen, Saas-Almagell (4*) Highly regarded by Tages-Anzeiger.
+41 27 957 23 01 https://www.zurbriggen.ch
- $$$$$ The Capra , Saas-Fee (5*) Ranked by Tages-Anzeiger #24 amongst 5*Swiss hotels.
+41 27 958 13 58 https://www. capra.ch
- $$$$ Schweizerhof, Saas-Fee (4*) Ranked by Tages-Anzeiger #13 amongst 4*Swiss hotels.
+41 27 958 75 75 https://www. schweizerhof-saasfee.ch
- $$$ Park Hotel, Saas-Fee (3*) Ranked by Tages-Anzeiger #23 amongst 3*Swiss hotels.
+41 27 958 19 90 https://www. parkhotel-saas-fee.ch
- $$$$$ Ferienart Resort & Spa, Saas-Fee (5*) Highly regarded by Tages-Anzeiger.
+41 27 958 19 00 https://www.rferrienart.ch
- $$$ Hohnegg Alpine Resort, Saas-Fee (3*) Highly regarded by Tages-Anzeiger.
+41 27 958 10 70 https://www.hohnegg.ch
- $$$ Hotel Bristol, Saas-Fee Ranked #3 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
+41 27 958 12 12 https://www.hotel-bristol-saas-fee.ch/
- $$$ Schweizerhof Saas-Fee, Saas-Fee Ranked #10 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
+41 27 958 60 60 https://www.schweizerhof-saasfee.ch/
- $$$ Best Western Metropol Grand Hotel, Saas-Fee Ranked #7 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
+41 27 958 60 60 https://metropol-saas-fee.ch/
- $$$ Hotel Allalin, Saas-Fee Ranked #11 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
- $$$ Hotel Christiania, Saas-Fee Ranked #4 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
- $$$ Hotel du Glacier, Saas-Fee Ranked #5 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
- $$$ Hotel Artemis, Saas-Fee Ranked #6 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
- $$ Alphubel Hotel, Saas-Fee (3*) Ranked #9 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
- $$ Hotel Elite Saas-Fee, Saas-Fee Ranked #1 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
+41 27 958 60 60 https://www.elite-saas-fee.ch/
- $$ Hotel Mattmarkblick, Saas-Fee Ranked #2 in Saas-Fee by TripAdvisor.
- $ wellnessHostel4000: Saas-Fee Youth Hostel, Saas-Fee (Hostel) New for 2014, right next to the Postauto bus stop and attached to wellness centre.
+41 27 958 50 50 https://www.youthhostel.ch/en/