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Address

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Saas-Fee, 3906
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Overview by Tim Neville

Saas Fee boasts plenty of superlatives, and a lot of them have to do with up. It's one of Switzerland's highest resorts, with the highest funicular and glaciers big and high enough to hold snow all year long. Icy peaks soar to well over 12,000 feet, offering runs longer than any in all of North America—5,900 feet top to bottom.

No doubt that Saas Fee is also one of Switzerland's most well-known resorts. With its classic wood chalets, elegant hotels, and tight, carless streets (it wasn't until 1950 that a road came to town), Saas Fee is certainly one of the more polished of the Alpine gems. And while it's true that there is no shortage of boutique inns, luxury apartments, and $100 wine lists, at least they all come with five-star scenery, too.

The resort tucked is in the southern Swiss canton of Valais, a collection of four areas—l;Saas Almagell, Saas Balen, Saas Fee Saastal, and Saas Grund—each with its own assortment of runs and lifts. Count on gondolas and cable cars and a funicular to take you up to about 11,500 feet, some of the highest lift-serviced resort runs in the country. Put together, the areas create a network of mostly moderate trails that drain through big, breathtaking vistas. It's hard to beat carving fast turns on the sprawling Fee glacier with the massive 14,911-foot Dom looming in the background.

When it comes to hardcore steeps, Saas Fee is not exactly an Engelberg or Verbier. With about 75 percent of the runs geared toward beginners and intermediates, Saas Fee is all about the groomers. That makes even the high reaches accessible to many. You'll find a lot of the easier runs around the Morenia area.

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Price
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Average Snowfall
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Skiable Acreage
100
Vertical Drop
5905 feet
Terrain:
25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced
Number of Runs
48
Number of Lifts
22
Season
Year-round
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Weather for Saas Fee

Current Conditions:
Unknown, 52 F
Forecast:
Wed - Rain. High: 57 Low: 49
Thu - PM Showers. High: 66 Low: 49
Fri - PM Thunderstorms. High: 67 Low: 51
Sat - PM Thundershowers. High: 65 Low: 49
Sun - Thunderstorms. High: 60 Low: 47


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Base Depth

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  • At Summit:
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  • Surface Conditions:
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Status

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    6 of 22
  • Trails:
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Last Updated: July 29 2014 04:34 AM


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