The 140km of pistes in Saas-Fee offer something for everyone and all skiers, regardless of ability, will benefit from the jaw-dropping scenery. You don’t find many beginner areas with such spectacular settings, and if a novice is ever going to get addicted to skiing it will likely be against a backdrop such as this.
If you are new to skiing you should head to the Sandiger Boden and progress to the gentle blues of Felskinn. Don’t be put off by the fact that there are no green runs here as in French resorts, Saas-Fee only uses a blue, red, black coding. Intermediates will love the runs off the top of Allalin, and advanced skiers are well catered for too, with regular powder days around the top of Langfluh. It may be worth working your way up the mountain slowly to minimise altitude sickness. For full details, take a look at our Saas-Fee piste map on the Resort overview page.
Off-piste in Saas-Fee
Off-piste is limited due to the glacial nature of the landscape, but the area is great for ski touring.
Ski passes in Saas-Fee
The Saas-Fee lift pass also allows access to the ski areas of Saas Grund, Saas Almagell and Saas Balen. If you purchase a six day pass then you can also ski in Zermatt (35km away) for a small additional cost of around CHF30. To do so you need to first obtain a voucher from one of the Saas Valley cableway offices.
Snow parks in Saas-Fee
The terrain parks in Saas-Fee have been creatively designed and are a joy for freestylers. The Morenia snow park is a highlight, with its array of interesting obstacles and a great half-pipe. There is also a good beginners’ park conveniently placed next to the nursery slopes low down the mountain.
Ski schools in Saas-Fee
There are several good ski schools to choose between. The Eskimo Ski School gets consistently good reviews and comes highly recommended. The relatively new British-run school, Optimum Snowsports, also gets rave reviews.
Ski hire in Saas-Fee
Plenty to choose from and all well-located, we particularly like Popcorn, but that’s probably got a lot to do with the very cool bar that’s attached to the shop. If you’d like to book your equipment online in advance then Ski Set shops are always a good bet.