Activities & Events in Saas-Fee
Hidden high in the Swiss Alps, Saas-Fee has some of the purest air and highest peaks. There are fourteen peaks over 4000 metres high surrounding the village, this earned Saas-Fee the nickname of “the Pearl of the Alps”. With 300 days of sunshine a year, there is an amazing variety of winter and summer activities. Our concierge will be delighted to arrange a wide variety of activities including ski instructors, mountain guides, winery tours, or anything your heart desires.
In 1849, the plucky local priest, Johann Josef Imseng, raced down from Saas-Fee to Saas-Grund on a pair of hand-made planks to attend to a dying parishioner. Imseng was also a pioneer of tourism in the Saas Valley: he opened one of the first hotels and acted as a mountain guide for his guests. The first paved road reached Saas-Fee in 1951. To this day, the village has preserved its traditional character, with gabled wooden buildings and slate roofs. There are no vehicles, except electric cars.
Saas-Fee is surrounded by over a dozen mighty peaks over 4000 metres, including Switzerland’s highest mountain, the Dom (4545m). Thanks to its high altitude, Saas-Fee has great snow year-round. As well as 150km of slopes for skiers of all levels, there are 350km of hiking trails, 70km of mountain biking trails, and many family-friendly attractions. Superlatives come naturally to Saas-Fee. It’s home to the world’s highest funicular (Metro Alpin), revolving restaurant (threes!xty), and glacier descent (the Allalin Run).
Whatever your preferences, our team of local insiders will plan a personalised itinerary to help you make the most of Saas-Fee.