European Ski Resorts A-Z

Saas-Fee, Switzerland

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If the limited extent of its slopes doesn’t bother you then few resorts offer greater snow reliability than Saas-Fee.


Granted, this corner of Switzerland is rather dry, but with most of the slopes between 2500m and 3500m, its average skiing height is unrivalled in the Alps. It also boasts one of Europe’s finest glaciers where quality snow is virtually assured.


If Saas-Fee has has one small weakness it is the runs back to resort, which are steeper and can be worn, icy or slushy, especially early or late in the season.


Snow-making is adequate rather than spectacular.

Where to ski in bad weather:

Saas-Fee is a pretty bleak place in a big storm. The lower slopes of the Platjen have some trees, but the top is also open and there is no mid-station.

Where to head in poor snow conditions:

Saas-Fee has one of the highest and most snow-sure lift-served gaciers in the Alps, which is the place to head to if conditions are less than ideal lower down.

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