The Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee Valley is also known as the Pearl of the Alps for a whole host of reasons. The car-free, family-friendly village famed for reliable snow and endless sunshine lies at 1,800m at the foot of Switzerland’s highest mountain.
They offer their holiday citizens an excellent programme of events and activities, 365 days a year. In the summer, there are countless destinations for daytrips for all ages, a huge range of unique sporting and adventure activities, and around 350kms of picturesque hiking paths and themed trails.
Saas-Fee is a car free resort, meaning all fuel vehicles are parked at the entrance to the village and then leaving you relaxed and free to wander across the whole resort, mind free and safe. It also means the air is very clean and the atmosphere is very quiet. The village is very picturesque and still holds a lot of the charm you would expect from a Swiss hamlet. The main street runs through the centre of the village and is still decorated with the classic cobblestones. All your amenities are based around this centre and strolling outside of this centre takes you into the outskirts of the town, where there are traditional building with gardens and a lot of space, somewhat of a rarity in many of the ski resorts.
Your taste buds are in for a treat here in the Saas Valley, with over 100 restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisine ranging from hearty Swiss and Valais specialities served in very quaint cafés offering good honest food to fine gourmet cuisine from Europe and around the world. For those after a quick bite between the bars there are the Alpine standard, of pizzerias, offering cheap, quick but very good pizzas.
Saas-Fee has a fairly lively après ski scene. There are plenty of bars based around the bottom of the slopes to help you ease into the evening. Once that has happened, the little streets become alive and around 20 bars will take the evening into night. There are quiet little bars and restaurants to relax in or heavy and lively nightclubs for the more energetic.
The summer ski area on the Allalin is based at 3,600m and offers ideal summer skiing and snowboarding conditions from mid July. Up on the glaciers there are 20kms of pistes to suit all levels. There are often international ski teams there for their summer training sessions.
Just as in the winter, there is a very good standard half pipe and park, so good that there is a lot of freestyle camps ran throughout the summer there. There are the usual kickers, rails, boxes and transitions in all shapes and sizes to suit all skill levels, from beginners to pros, not to mention a unique yet challenging half-pipe! The whole park is groomed daily by a specialist team to ensure top conditions.
As Saas-Fee is a year round resort, the summer season is just as busy as the winter and therefore all the other lifts are open to bikers and hikers. So if you feel like a day off the snow, there are plenty of opportunities to do so and a wide range of lift passes to suit whatever you fancy doing. There is also the opportunity to summer ski in the nearby resort of Zermatt.
Over the years we have managed to negotiate some superb equipment at excellent rates and have passed the benefits of this directly to you.
We use one of the top Sports Shops in Saas-Fee, Cesar and Alpin Sports, and you can leave your skis / snowboard & boots here overnight in heated storage – very civilised!
We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.
|Train Transfer Time from Basel:||3hr 30min|
|Train Transfer Time from Bern:||2hr 30min|
|Train Transfer Time from Geneva:||3hr 35min|
|Train Transfer Time from Zürich :||3hr 20min|
|Driving Distance from Calais:||580 miles|
View the Swiss Rail timetable.
We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 8-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the ski lifts and free village ski bus.
Again, we offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 2, 3 or 4-star hotel selection. In some resorts we can even 5 star hotels.
Because of the wide variety of accommodation we have available, please enter the numbers travelling and standard required on the Personal Quote Page and we will e-mail you with details and pictures of the best accommodation matching your requirements.
If you have any specific requests such as swimming pools, childcare etc, please also mention this on the Personal Quote Page and we will do our utmost to quote you the ideal place to suit your needs.
Our prices are simple. We have Youth prices for up to 19yrs old, discounts for children up to the age of 16yrs and even bigger savings for children under the age of 9yrs!
Because of the tremendous range of accommodation we offer, we have listed the prices below based on good quality apartments. These rates are a guide and may fluctuate based on the accommodation actually chosen / available and are based on full occupancy. Please ring or e-mail for available accommodation.
You can specify the standard and size of apartment or standard of hotel required on the Personal Quote Page. We respond personally to each request with availability, description, pictures and exact prices.
|Summer 2013||Child – 9yrs||Child – 16yrs||Youth – 19yrs||Adult|