Swiss skiing in SaastalWinter Sports in Saastal

Ski and snowboard 145 km of piste in Saastal between 1483-3600m


he Saastal is separated from the Mattertal valley, which leads to Zermatt, by the Dom. The two valleys and their tributaries of the Visp river then come together just South of Visp, where in turn the river joins the Rhône. A post bus service operates up Saastal, which rises after Saas-Grund up to the plateau where Saas-Fee lies. The most famous son of the valley is the retired downhill racer, Pirmin Zurbriggen, and the family ties are much in evidence throughout the region.

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Getting There

By Public Transport

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Saas-Fee, Busterminal or Saas-Grund, Bergbahnen. Bus terminal 10 minutes from gondola in Saas-Fee. Bus stop two hundred yards from Saas Grund base station. Bus stop in Saas Almagel. Ensure 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.

  • 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.

By Road

Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 344 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 51 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 217 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 33 mins.

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Nearby Resorts

Resorts in the ski area include Saas-Grund and Saas-Fee.

Weather Outlook

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