European Snowboard Resort Guide
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SAAS FEE, SWITZERLAND

TRANSFER TIME (approx): Geneva 3 hours

 

LIFT PASS (2010/11): Adult £225 (local)

                                         £245 (area)

                                Child £127 (local)

                                        £139 (area)

 

PISTE FACTS: Longest Run: 9km

                     Total: 100km

 

 

 

Saas Fee is a high altitude, glacier resort very popular with snowboarders. It is a picturesque Swiss alpine resort with amazing scenery to match. The altitude ensures great snow conditions all season long. You can ski and snowboard year round here, so you can imagine how good the snow is in the winter time!!

 

In terms of pisted runs, there are gentle nursery slopes at one end of the village, meaning the main slopes are, in theory at least, left to the intermediate and advanced. There are plenty of blue and red runs, and a few short, steep blacks at Felskinn and Spielboden. The area lift pass also covers Saas Almagell, Saas Grund and Saas Balen, and the connecting bus service.

 

There is good off piste but the freestyle scene is the main attraction to many riders here. The park has a great selection of lines and offers kickers, rails and boxes for different abilities. There is also an excellent, well maintained halfpipe on offer.

 

Apres ski

 

There is a lively apres ski atmosphere here, with something for everyone. Great selection of restaurants and pubs for all tastes. Activities wise, there is a sports centre with swimming pool, ice skating, ice climbing and of course, the Feeblitz bob sleigh run!!