We think a Saas-Fee is a wonderful ski destination, and its position surrounded by high peaks and glaciers plays a big part in this. It was this aspect that first attracted Sabine to Saas-Fee, and in this brief guide she talks about some of the other aspects that make Saas-Fee ski resort great.
How long have you lived in Saas-Fee?
What is your favourite thing about the resort?
The snow guarantee (runs to the village open until late April each year), the surrounding glacier world, the challenging ski slopes – and the great après-ski, it’s the perfect mix for great and unforgettable ski holidays.
Where’s your favourite place to eat on mountain?
Spielboden restaurant (very old and basic restaurant with a great terrace and an amazing view), Berghaus Plattjen Vernissage (excellent cuisine) and Gletschergröttli (hidden in the forest, small and lovely)
And where’s the best food in town?
Waldhüs Bodmen, Steakhouse Chüestall and Restaurant Vieux Chalet (for typical Swiss dishes)
Where would you ski on a powder day?
The slope called Nationale – on Plattjen. It’s an official off-piste run, so safe for all.
What is your favourite run in the ski area?
The panoramic run (no 17a) and Plattjen (no 2)
If you were to spend a full day treating yourself, what would you do?
I’d book a day spa in either Schweizerhof Gourmet & Spa, Ferienart Resort and Spa or Pirmin Zurbriggen in Saas-Almagell, and get myself a proper massage. And then a great dinner at one of my favourite restaurants before heading out for the night (to Alpenpub and Poison)
Any advice for families coming to the resort?
There are great beginners ski slopes right next to the village (no need to carry up all the stuff to the high mountains) and the sledging from Kreuzboden to Saas-Grund (or Snow Tubing Saas-Grund and Saas-Almagell for the more adventurous)
Where do you like to go for a few drinks after a hard day skiing?
Black Bull Bar, Nestis. And later in the evening Nestis, Alpenpub and Poison.
Where would you take beginners if you had some to stay?
The beginners ski slopes are located right next to the village and offer a great place to learn skiing. And a night time sledging would be on the schedule as well.
What’s your favourite piece of Saas-Fee related trivia?
Make sure to check out the freestylers at the freestyle park Morenia, it’s guaranteed to see great tricks there. And try the “Kafi Spielboden” at the Spielboden mountain restaurant.
Any parting words of wisdom?
Looking for your perfect spot for skiing holidays – here you go!