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The Saas Valley is surrounded by no less than eighteen 4,000-metre peaks! Its breathtaking landscape of beautiful mountains and glaciers is simply amazing to behold. Perfectly groomed ski slopes reach from 3,600 metres a.s.l. right down to the villages. It has just been rated as the Alpine ski resort with the most reliable snow cover. A great network of cableways takes skiers and snowboarders up into the mountains. On top of that, the Free Republic of Holidays also offers plenty of other winter sports opportunities such as sledging, ice climbing, snowshoe trails, winter hiking, Bavarian curling, cross-country skiing and much more.

The Mediterranean climate, 300 days of sun, the wonderfully fresh and particulate-free air: the Saas Valley is unique. The four authentic mountain villages Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, Saas-Almagell and Saas-Balen exude a magical Alpine charm, the wide range of restaurants from gourmet to fast food cater to all tastes, and party animals can make the most of the rich and varied night life.

Did you know that you can even ski on the glaciers of Saas-Fee in the summer? That’s why most of the world’s skiing teams train here. But there are also plenty of other ways to enjoy the Free Republic of Holidays in Saas-Fee during the summer months. The 4,000-metre peaks, via ferrata trails, hiking trails and biking routes all offer hundreds of opportunities for fun and memorable days in the mountains. The Saas Valley has it all: sunshine, free cableways, a unique landscape of mountains and glaciers, and a wealth of wellness and culinary delights.

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Skiing in Saas Fee

 With 150 km of first-class, well-maintained ski slopes and a panorama of 18 4,000-metre peaks, it’s hardly surprising that over 40,000 winter sports devotees voted the Free Republic of Holidays, Saas-Fee the best ski resort in Switzerland in 2012. Because our slopes are up to 3,600 m above sea level, we are guaranteed snow all year round ‒ that's right, you can even go skiing or snowboarding with us in summer! So it doesn’t matter if you’re taking part in the world’s highest glacier run or still learning the basics at ski school ‒ just be sure to raise an après ski toast to another dream day in the snow!

Winter sports in Saas Fee

Adrenalin Cup

Fancy a whole new way of having fun in the snow? 10 exciting challenges across the Saas-Fee ski resort are waiting for you. Who can ski the fastest? Who can jump the furthest? Pick an event and go toe-to-toe with your family and friends. All times and distances are measured electronically, and depending on the event, we also make action videos and fun photos for you to view and share online. Are you ready? Then get down to Saas-Fee, the Free Republic of Holidays.

Points and calculation system:

The Saas-Fee Adrenaline Cup includes ten different disciplines. The goal is to complete as many disciplines as possible, and thus to collect as many points as possible. All attempts are timed electronically and are automatically recorded on video and/or photographed. There is no limit to the number of attempts allowed for each discipline – it is the best score from all attempts that enters into the final ranking. All participants receive points for their efforts. These are calculated and adjusted in line with the performance of all participants in each discipline that day. The participant with the most points is ranked at the top, and whoever is in first place at the end is named the winner.

Ice Pavilion Saas-Fee

High above Saas-Fee at an altitude of 3,500 m lies the entrance to the heart of the Fee Glacier. 

The Ice Pavilion was completely revamped in spring 2016. Now, the story of the 2,000-year-old ice is being rewritten.Mystery, myths and legends: Saas-Fee’s Ice Pavilion offers an awe-inspiring glimpse into the fascinating world of eternal ice. Visitors to the ice grotto can now experience an avalanche simulation with lighting effects and a shock wave that reverberates through their entire body.

Opening hours - Daily from 9.30am-3pm
Entry prices:
Adults - CHF 10.-
Children (6-16 years) - CHF 6.-
Free admission for all holders of a valid Metro Plus Ticket from 10th June-31st October 2017