Saas fee
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Saas Fee may be the most under-rated, under-marketed ski resort in Switzerland. Copious quantities of snow, stunning scenery, big mountain skiing and a cute car-free village make this a must-ski destination. It's been referred to as "The Pearl of the Alps" because of the magnificent peaks surrounding the gem of a valley like a shell. Saas Fee is located in the German speaking Wallis region not far from Visp. As this is southern Switzerland, Saas Fee gets more sun (300 days annually) and milder temps than other ski regions of the Alps. The quaint alpine village complements the natural splendor of this glacial Swiss ski valley, Saas Fee translates to the meadow of the cows.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Saas-Fee vs
Saas-FeeSt. Moritz
beginner20 %-
intermediate60 %20 %
advanced20 %70 %
expert-10 %
total runs48 88
ski area100ac 190ac
summit elevation11,811ft 10,836ft
total lifts22 56
child lift ticketFree CHF26 CHF ($27 USD)
adult lift ticketCHF72 CHF ($73 USD) CHF79 CHF ($80 USD)
back country-
value for money-
average total snowfall99″ -
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St. Moritz
0% 20% 80%
0% 36% 64%
0% 21% 79%