Saas-Grund Travel Guide

  • Hohsaas
    Hohsaas
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  • Above saas Grund
    Above saas Grund
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  • lake at Kreuzboden
    lake at Kreuzboden
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Saas-Grund Things to Do

  • Saas Grund Church

    In the centre of Saas Grund there are two churches a more modern looking one (just by the central bus stop) but across the road to this one is an older one (next to the tourist office). It had an unusual square tower with its statue on top and an imaculately kept cemetry with old gravestones.

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  • Hohsaas Glacier

    It really is worth a trip on the cable-cars up to Hohsaas - just look at the glacier views you can get - almost within touching distance.

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  • Hohsaas Viewpoint

    Table the gondola to Hohsaas to a height of 3300m. The landscape is quite rocky and barren, steep trails up here too along the mountain ridges, but the views of the Hohlaubgletscher are amazing. Again a mountain hut tempts you with its sun terrace - just make sure you have some sunscreen!

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  • Picnic Perfection

    There is a restaurant with a good viewing terrace at Kreuzboden but the nearby lake is a perfect spot for an al fresco picnic with the backdrop of the Saas Fee glaciers.

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  • llama Farm

    Just near the centre of Saas Grund you can see a llama farm - you'll probably even smell it first! The baby ones were really cute though and such a sweet face.

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  • Kreuzboden Vista

    Take the gondola near the centre of Saas Grund up to Kreuzboden. Even if you can't tackle the walks in this area at least enjoy the fabulous alpine view. Looking across to Saas Fee you can see the glaciers radiating out like an oyster shell with Saas Fee the pearl at its base.

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Saas-Grund Hotels

  • Monte Rosa

    Saas Grund, 3910, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Eden

    3910 Saas Grund Switzerland, Saas Grund, 3910, Switzerland

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Moulin

    Saas Grund, 3910, Switzerland

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Saas-Grund Transportation

  • Kreuzboden to Hohsaas

    Kreuboden is sitauated at 2397m but a further cable-car from here takes you up to a height of 3300m to the Hohsaas. Landscape is more rocky and barren, steep trails up here too along the mountain ridges, but the views of the Hohlaubgletscher are amazing.

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  • Saas Grund to Kreuzboden

    Take the easy way up to admire the alpine vistas and start of high level hikes by taking the gondola from Saas Grund to Kreuzboden.The valley station is situated a short walk from the centre of Saas Grund - just past the llama farm.

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  • Lotschberg Cartrain

    While driving through the lovely mountainous regions of Switzerland we suddenly came to a toll booth where we had to pay 25 CHF. We were a bit surprised but just payed and drove on. A bit further there was a traffic light and a couple of cars were standing in front of it... as we saw people getting out of their cars, we started wondering where we...

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Saas-Grund Off The Beaten Path

  • Kreuzboden - Gspon III

    Just as in the other direction to Saas Almagel we soon encounered a boulder path that lasted for about 40 minutes of the hike. I'm glad it was early in the day or the heat boucing off these exposed rocks would be unbearable. Once again clear red markings helped us find our way through.

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  • Kreuzboden - Gspon I

    This delightful high level path which follows an ancient Walser trail is one of the most beautiful high-altitude trails in the Valais! Varied scenery of mountains and flower-strewn meadowsand alpine pastures following traditional irrigation canals ("suonen") is encountered on this 4-5 hour hike. It can be undertaken in either direction - slightly...

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  • Kreuzboden - Gspon

    From Findelen the path contoured round a gorge in a forest - an easy wide path. The path had turned to some slight rain - the only rain we had in our weeks stay which was not bad for mountain weather! So not the clearest of views of the mountains around Gspon and down the valley below to Stalden - where the valley divided and heads up to Zermatt or...

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Saas-Grund Sports & Outdoors

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    by sandysmith Updated Jun 20, 2005

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    In the Saastal region you are spoilt for choice for high leve hikes which are not difficult if combined with "assists" with the cable cars and thus you can enjoy great scenery without too much effort. We enjoyed hikes from Mattmark dam to Saas Almagel, Saas Grund to Saas Almagel and Saas Grund to Gspon - thus covering most of the valley in 3 hikes.
    Other popular paths take you over the Antrona pass into Italy and as this map shows there are hikes right around the mountain. The path to Gspon is a well known historical path and many consider it a highlight of the area - i'll cover this hike in more detail in the off the beaten path section.

    Equipment: Waterproofs - weather can be so changeable in the moutians, good walking boots with ankle support. Bring a picnic and plenty of water. Oh and don't forget that sunscreen - it can be very deceptive when hiking at altitude.

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Saas-Grund Favorites

  • Last Day Hike

    Our last day hike in the Saastal was a gloriously sunny day and the hike we had chosen - a high altitude hike from Kreuzboden to Saas Almagel had memorable views - perfect choice for our last day here. We started from high above Saas Grund at Kreuzboden (reached by cable-car of course) and led over the mountain pastures of Morgstein and Malliga...

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  • Descending to Almagel

    At last, some 2.5 hours since we strated off from Kreuzboden we began the descent to the Almagelleralp - it was quite a zig-zag path down and the hut always seemed to be a way off, but eventually we arrived.For the next adventure on this hike around from the valley here around the Almagellerhorn with its adventure trail you should go to my Saas...

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  • Flower Walk

    For those walking the flower path fro Kreuzboden you will have come this far on the hike - so plenty of flowers and wonderful vistas but now your path descends here.....for Almagel continue around the mountain.

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