About Saas Fee, Switzerland
Saas Fee is one of our favourite resorts, a high altitude, traditional traffic free village sitting at 1800m in a dramatic mountain setting.
100 km of ski area
3500 m Peak Altitude
2:30 hrs from Airport
1800 m resort altitude
"I love Saas Fee and I owned an apartment there for many years. It is a very charming typically Swiss high altitude resort with glacier skiing where all the international teams train in summer. Unlike most high resorts it is also is genuinely lovely in the summer and is a great choice for dual season use. With a huge range of restaurants and bars and a surprisingly sparkling nightlife, it's like a mini Zermatt, which, if you ever feel like a change of scenery, is just an hour away." – Simon Malster
Saas Fee is a high altitude, traditional, traffic free resort sitting at 1800m with skiing on the glaciers at 3600m. It's a classic Alpine village; with narrow streets lined with old chalets, a church and traditional barns set on stones.
Unlike many of Europe’s mega-resorts, this village has a fabulous atmosphere in both summer and winter, and serves as the perfect “small is beautiful” option. The resort boasts a huge selection of good restaurants, traditional tea houses and shops.
Saas Fee also has a great après ski scene, which starts in the snow bars near the lifts and ends with live music in Popcorn or in buzzing bars, like Poison. You can ski ten months of the year and, if you feel like a change of scenery, it is only a short distance from the world famous Zermatt.
Saas Fee has 100km of varied and snow sure slopes spread around it's glacier and basin. With most of the skiing between 2500m and 3500m the resort enjoys one of the longest seasons in the Alps as the lifts are open from July right through autumn until the end of April. In summer all the International teams train on the glacier (even the Austrians!).
The lower slopes provide some gentle blues for beginners and on the upper slopes intermediates will enjoy some magnificent red runs surrounded by glaciers. If you like ski touring and world class off-piste, then this is the perfect place for you. Take a guide and go discover the fantastic back country or ski over to Zermatt. If you drive around then take a change of clothes, leave your skis and boots in a locker, have dinner in Zermatt and drive back. It's one of my favourite days out.
Saas Fee has ambitious plans to extend the ski area by linking to Saas Almagel and from there into Italy. The first stage opened in December www.saas-fee.ch/en/spielboden/. The mountain restaurants have recently been revamped and the Three Sixty revolving restaurant and the gourmet Spielboden are both highly recommended and can easily be reached by non-skiers too.
Saas Fee is a genuine Swiss village, and the resort is busy almost all year round. Visitors are drawn by the glacier skiing and the 350km of hiking trails, but there are plenty of other outdoor activities too such as climbing, and mountain-biking,
The new aqua centre has a lovely pool and the sports and gym facilities are excellent. At the foot of the ski slopes are football pitches and tennis courts which in winter are used to create an ice skating rink and curling pitch.
The resort offers a wide variety of summer activities including mini-golf, a small golf course, trampoline, pétaneque, and a climbing wall. If you want something more challenging try the rope challenge in the forest, the zip wire across the gorge, and the Feeblitz (a children’s roller coaster). In the valley are horse riding and white water rafting.
The village hosts many events both in winter and summer but one of the best is the Nostalgic Culinary Mile which is held every September. Many of the local restaurateurs and farmers dress in nostalgic clothes and serve traditional dishes, local specialities and wine from one of the many stalls which stretch for a mile up the main street.
Prices in Saas Fee are good value and are about one third of what you would pay for an equivalent property in one of the mega resorts such as Verbier. Saas Fee is a mini version of Zermatt and is the closest resort to Zermatt (the best resort in the Alps in my view). You can’t buy in Zermatt unless you are a Swiss resident so Saas Fee is a good alternative.
There is a good choice of resale properties for foreigners ranging from ski in, ski out apartments near the slopes, to beautiful chalets in the sunny Wildi area. Although no more permits for the construction of new second homes will be granted (as a result of the Weber law), a local developer is completely renovating some old chalets which have foreigner permits.
So you can buy what is essentially a new chalet which has been completely refurbished to your personal taste combining traditional charm and modern technology.
Saas Fee, Chalet UhuCHF 2,150,000
Chalet Uhu is a large, four bedroom family chalet located in a picturesque and sunny position just 10 minutes from the centre of Saas Fee.
Saas Fee, Blomattu ApartmentCHF 1,035,000
Blomattu is a spacious, 3rd floor apartment that is to be entirely renovated to a very high standard by a renowned local architect.Town-Centre
Saas Fee, Sonnhalde ChaletsCHF 2,500,000
Two chalets being entirely renovated in a picturesque position, in the very centre of Saas Fee.Town-Centre
Saas Fee, Chalet LunagCHF 5,900,000
Chalet Lunag is a large and luxurious chalet to be renovated out of an existing building from the old Hohnegg Hotel.Rental Management, Spa & Wellness Facilities, Hotel Services
Saas Fee, Chalet FeekatzCHF 1,950,000
Chalet Feekatz is a traditional Alpine chalet located in the sunny Wildi area of Saas Fee with a spacious and beautifully designed interior.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Saas Fee, Carpe Diem HotelCHF 3,150,000
The Carpe Diem is a beautiful and traditional 18 room hotel located in the centre of Saas Fee and close to the lifts.Town-Centre
Saas Fee, Chalet SnowballCHF 1,200,000
A well-priced, stand alone chalet in a great location near the centre of Saas Fee.Town-Centre
Saas Fee, Chalet WaldCHF 2,100,000
A brand new chalet to be built in a perfect position in Saas Fee. The last chance for a foreigner to buy a new chalet in the resort.Town-Centre
Saas Fee, Zuckmayer ApartmentCHF 750,000
A beautifully renovated and furnished apartment in the former home of the famous German playwright, Carl Zuckmayer.
Saas Fee, Chalet SimonCHF 3,115,600
A historic chalet in the very centre of Saas Fee set to be entirely renovated into a high quality family residence.Town-Centre
Saas Fee, Hohnegg LodgeCHF 2,200,000 - 3,900,000
Three brand new, luxury apartments on the Hohnegg Plateau at a snow-sure altitude of 1905m.Rental Management, Spa & Wellness Facilities, Hotel Services
Saas Fee, Chalet CorneliaCHF 880,000
A spacious two bedroom apartment in a ski in, ski out position just outside the centre of the resort.Ski In, Ski Out, Spa & Wellness Facilities
Saas Fee, Chalet PyritCHF 850,000
A chalet-style apartment residence in a ski in, ski out position just 5 minutes' walk from the historic centre of the resort.Ski In, Ski Out
Saas Fee, Mountain Village ChaletCHF 900,000
A traditional Swiss chalet in the sunny Wildi area of Saas Fee.