Saas-Fee is a lovely skiresort and spot to be for mountain hiking,
Hemmed in by an impressive amphitheatre of 13 implacable peaks over 4000m and supported by the intimidating tongues of nine glaciers, this magnificient town appears favorably feeble in the revealing light of summertime. Until 1951, Saas-Fee was just accessible through a mule trail and until its first tourists, Saas-Fee as isolated village and locals scraped a full time income from farming.
Today, Saas-Fee is a stylish, car-free vacation resort where every well-to-do skier and hiker desires to be. Modern chalets shape the overall appearance of the townscape, but its commercial heart, well-endowed with old timber chalets and 19th-century granaries built on stilts to keep carefully the rats out, retains a particular old-world Heidi-like charm.
Up until the 14th hundred years there was only one community in the Saas Valley: Saas. Four villages arose out of Saas – of those four Saas Price, also known as “The Pearl of the Alps”, is the most renowned; 13 four thousand meter peaks encompass the glacier community, which is located at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level.
The Pearl of the Alps is placed on a higher plateau of the Saas Valley, above the other three Saas neighborhoods. Saas-Grund in the center of the valley is an ideal starting point for the high altitude paths. Saas Almagell’s main appeal is Mattmark, a natural dam. Saas Balen houses the Late Baroque circular church, a building of countrywide relevance, and the roaring Fell Brook in the center of the village.
Saas Valley is recognized by 350 kilometers of thematic and backpacking paths as well as special offerings for households and children. The ski region has 150 kilometers of pistes of most levels of difficulty, which are considered to be snow-assured. Twenty-two railways lead to the pistes, like the well-known Metro Alpin (Alpine Metro), which calls for travellers to the world’s highest revolving restaurant.