Of all the cable-car trips in Saas Fee, if you only have time for one then choose a ride on the felskinn cable-car and then take the underground Metro to the Mittelallain, site of the world's highest revolving restaurant, at an elevation of 3,500 meters (11,480 feet). I can recall coming up here before breakfast - the sky was oh so blue and the...more
They have 60 km well-groomed hiking path one nice hike is:In March the new snow hiking trail "Britannia" has been opened which guarantees you an unforgettable experience at an altitude of 3000 m. A real fairytale! The high-altitude "Felskinn - Britannia - Felskinn" hiking trail. This circular hike starts at the top station of the Felskinn...more
An absolutely breathtaking hike is to make the journey from Felskinn to the SAC hut known as the Britannia-Hütte. Before you hike, PLEASE NOTE this is a very challenging technical hike at a very high altitude. It involves crossing snowfields, glaciers, and loose stones. Do not attempt this hike if you are not in shape or do not have the proper...more
On the walk to the Britannia Hütte, after you cross the Fee Glacier, you will come across another glacier: the Chessjen Glacier. Be careful to watch your footing, especially in the afternoon, because (as you would expect) the trail across the ice can be extremely slippery. From the Britannia Hütte, you can continue down the glacier towards...more
Want to walk on a glacier? The easiest glacier to walk on in the Saas-Fee area is the Fee Glacier. The two best ways to do this are either to take the "Alpin Metro" to the top station of Allalin and walk through the Ice Pavillion, or stop at the intermediate station of Felskinn and walk along the trail carved in the ice. We did the latter. As you...more
Family owned, friendly staff, 5***** service for a 3*** price right in front of the slopes, great...more
Cool and hip hotel for young people. Clean and bright rooms. All of them with TV and Play Stadion. ...more
This hotel run by the family Zurbriggen is centrally located. Its the kind of hotel where you'll...more
This restaurant serves excellent food. The place to go to if you want to go out for an evening filling dinner. The house speciality is "grilling your own food". In the middle of all tables is a grill. You can choose from a variety of meat, fish and chicken, all served with different kinds of sauces, rice and french fries.more
The Feeloch is my favourite restaurant in town. Not only is the food great - it is the cozy atmosphere as well. It is a rustic spot in a cellar with a fireplace, lots of wood and a cow style deco. During high season, reservations are a must. They are famous for their meat barbecues and cheese dishes. Not to forget the tasty desserts.more
Hungry on the trail? The Britannia-Hütte offers simple meals, primarily hearty soup, sausages, and Rösti. Order at the counter and the food will be brought to you. You have the choice of eating in the dining hall or outside on the terrace. We (and most of the other hikers) chose the latter on this sunny day.NOTE: The Britannia-Hütte is open...more
This is since years the place to be (specially for snowboarders). It is a shop with a bar or a bar with a shop. Which ever way you want to put it. It is open since 15 years and as popular as ever. It is good for a drink while shopping or for Après Skiing or in the evening. They have always something special going on or even good live...more
I visited Saas-Fee in the week before Christmas, which is still low season. Not all bars and restaurants had opened for the season. Just around the corner of our apartment, there was the Pic Pic bar. We decided to go and have a beer there. When we entered the bar, about 20 men stared at us. We all though that we had gone to a gay bar. After we...more
Since trains don't run to Saas-Fee, the easiest way to get there is by Post Bus. Both express and local buses run from Brig and Visp; the bus marked "Saas-Fee Direkt" will get you to your destination about 15 minutes sooner. If you're coming from Zermatt, you can change for the bus at Stalden-Saas. Buses are covered by Swisspass. UPDATE: Buses to...more
There are several cable-cars in the Saas Fee Valley - if you intend to use them a lot then its worth investing in a pass for the week - Sfr 171 in 2004 - its a lot but you'd probably end up paying more for individual tickets.To check current prices go toSass-Fee siteSome ot the activities included in the pass are:all cableways in Saas Valley and...more
Here's an opportunity to take a cable car high above Saas-Fee to the station known as Felskinn... and, if you want to, take the world's highest "subway train" to the icy perch of Allalin. Felskinn, at an altitude of 3000 meters (about 9,850 feet), offers some magnificent views of both the Fee and Chessjen Glaciers. The station itself has a...more
This little shop next to the "Haus der Geschenke" is specialised in everything that has to do with telemarking. This is the place to rent or buy the gear. The shop is owned by Esther, who is an experienced telemarker herself.
If the weather is wet then the small local museum will help to pass a few hours. Housed in a typical valais farm house there are fascinating pictures of the villages, the changes it has seen over the years in changing lifestyles and avalanches. Also there are room displays of olden times - kitchen and bedrooms and this old loom seen here.The local...more
Typical of the Valais region are these sun darkened barns - they can be seen in Zermatt and the other Sasstal villages too.This one houses the Saas Fee museum now on its 3 floors.Many crucifes were seen on our travels too in this area - all of a similar appearance with the same decorations hanging on them - hands and nails etc..more
Be careful when going off piste!!! Especially later in the winterseason, when it has just snowed, the danger of avelanches increases.
It is not just your own life you put at risk, but also the one from the guys that need to come and rescue you (in case something happens).
Since I go skiing alone I usually take a hotel with half board. Saves me lots of time searching for a restaurant every night. This time (end of october) the hotel only offered breakfast so I had to make dinner arrangements myself. No problem I thought, plenty of restaurants in Saas-Fee. However, it happened to me at Domstuebli that I was refused a table because of the so called reservations. In fact, half of the restaurant was empty! Bad point for Domstuebli!!
Fun Alternatives: I went for a good pasta meal at Boccalino, next the Saaserhof Hotel. Friendly service and good food!
Our original plan was to climb down via Chessjen glacier (guide is not necessary) to Heidefriedhof (2734 m) and from there follow a supposedly wellmarked path on the south-eastern slope of the Mittagshorn and descend to the mountain station of the Plattjen suspension railway (2570 m). However we knew this was the only cable-car not running during...more
We returned to our starting point - the Felskin cable-car (which connects with the Alpin Metro). The path was softer now and our feet sunk in few more inches in the snow - we were glad we did this walk in the morning before it turned to slush! The views back to the Dom were lovely too and although hard work at altitude we really enjoyed this short...more
Snowboarding is also very popular here. In the season this place would be busy - Saas Fee struck me as quite a young and trendy place for snowboarders and there are plenty of cafe and bars around like this one -the Popcorn Plaza (linked to Hotel Dom) situated by the panorama viewpoint at Längfluh. For us though it was peaceful as we enjoyed the...more
A gorge separates Saas Fee and Saas Grund and for the adventurous types a descent of the gorge can be made with the mountain guides who will supply all the necessary safety equipment too. The so-called Gorge Alpin is a "Path" among air, water and rocks - there is no water contact.Its starts from the entrance near the old glacier bridge in Saas Fee...more
We almost didn't come here on this trip. But with the weather cloudy in Kandersteg, we decided to take a chance and head to Saas-Fee. While it looked foreboding at first, the clouds burned off and we had a wonderful day. We also had the good fortune to decide to take the cable car to Felskinn and hike across the glaciers to the Britannia Hütte....more
Saas Fee has some of the friendliest marmots I have ever seen. Just below the restauarant at Spielboden many of these alpine creatures can be seen and they are so used to humans now that they will come and take food from you - they especially like carrots and nuts. This one had a good sniff at the food I held out but must have been a fussy so and...more