Saas Fee is built tin the tradtional Valaisian style and these barns on their "mushroom stilts" are typically of the area. They stand guard almost, the entrance to the village just opposite the post bus station. Saas Fee resisted a road being built here for many years and these barns are a statement to maintain the village feel.
The Pearl of the Alps!
The sunny Saas Valley is situated amidst the highest mountains in Switzerland. Guaranteed snow, a mild, southerly climate low in allergens, superb scenery and unspoilt villages are our trump cards and are your guarantee for an unforgettable holiday.
Majestic four-thousand-metre peaks, glaciers so close you could almost touch them, a deep blue sky: that's the Saas Valley. Discover our unique world of mountains which fascinates visitors in both summer and winter. The four villages in the Saas Valley have a wide variety of activities for tourists all year round. Welcome to our valley!
Saas-Fee lies in an idyllic valley surrounded by the highest mountains in the Swiss Alps. No less than 13 four-thousand-metre peaks encircle our village at the foot of the glaciers like a shell and give it its distinctive name "the Pearl of the Alps". Let yourself fall under its spell and enjoy your holiday in the fresh, clean alpine air because there are no cars in the village.
Saas-Grund is the village at the heart of the Saas Valley and offers a wide variety of activities for tourists. It is the ideal starting place for undertaking the legendary high-altitude Saas trails. From Hohsaas (3100 m above sea-level) you can enjoy a breathtaking view of all 18 four-thousand-metre peaks which surround the area - a real highlight of your holiday.
The home village of the Olympic champion Pirmin Zurbriggen is the most southerly village in the Saas Valley. The natural dam at Mattmark is a top tourist attraction. Saas-Almagell is a friendly, family-oriented village which has retained the character of a typical Valais mountain village to the present day.
A refuge for rest and relaxation. You can see an enormous variety of alpine flowers at Heimischgartu (2100 m above sea-level) and by the milky Grüebe lake. Well worth seeing is the late-baroque round church, a building of national importance, and the roaring Fellbach stream which runs through the middle of the village.