Saas Fee resort guide - a general overview
Saas Fee is a charming Swiss village in the Valais area. It is high at 1,800m and surrounded by stunning mountains. The village is picturesque and traffic free, apart from horse-drawn sleighs and small electric vehicles. There are a variety of bars, restaurants and shops in the town.
There is good skiing for all standards of skier including excellent lower slopes for beginners. Saas Fee really is like a miniature Zermatt with the town and the ski area being a bit smaller although it is a bit easier for families with the beginners' slopes in the centre of the resort and the prices are a bit more reasonable. There are a range of family friendly hotels and chalets in Saas Fee. It is a great spot for Easter with the high altitude skiing and ideal for families, but the overall ski area is fairly small for more adventurous skiers.
1,800m - 3,620m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- Snow sure high altitude skiing
- Alpine charm, spectacular scenery and a traditional village
- Off-slope activities and non-skiers
- Beginners and intermediates
- There are some fantastic family friendly chalets in Saas Fee
- Limited extent of ski area
- Off-piste restricted because of the glaciers
- High altitude can lead to bad weather conditions
- Drawn out village
Saas Fee Resort Restaurants
Gastronomes will head for the expensive but delicious Fletschorn. The woody Bodmen also has great food and big menu. Don Ciccios is very child friendly and does great pizzas and veal. The Alp Hitta is also worth a try for its rustic charm.
Saas Fee Mountain Restaurants
There are many restaurants found at all the main lift stations which are all rather functional. If you are looking for something a little more special try out the freshly renovated world's highest revolving restaurant at 3,500 metres altitude. If you are willing to trek for about 15 minutes each way then the Britanniahutte is well worth it, not just for its great food but for its superb setting, great views and excellent atmosphere. Just down from the Plattjen is the restaurant Berghaus Plattjen which has had good reviews also the Gletschergrotte, halfway down from the Spielboden is recommended. For good value head to the 'giant' Morenia.
Saas Fee Apres Ski
If the sun is shining then any of the snow-bars near the lifts are good and can be quite lively. The in place to be is the Black Bull. Other good apres ski bars include the Nesti's and Pic Pic. The Happy Bar's happy hour is a popular hang out. The Fee Igloo bar a small and tucked out of the way place, it's found by skirting around the Tea Room and down the covered steps. The impromptu open mike live music nights (every Wednesday, but could happen any night) go on from apres well into the night.
Saas Fee Nightlife
Head to Popcorn for the younger crowd, this is in a new location near the post office at the entrance of the village. Other venues include, Poison and Metropol Nightlife which also offers pool and kicker.