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Saas Fee Resort Info
Neighbour to the illustrious Zermatt, Saas-Fee has some spectacular scenery . Sitting at 1800m, snow in Saas-Fee is all but guaranteed. The skiing is perhaps not quite as challenging as Zermatt's, with most pistes suited more to beginners and intermediates. The ski domain is not that expansive, with only 100km of its own pistes, while the lift is rather inefficient. Snowboarders and freestylers will however find Saas-Fee a pretty good bet, with year round snow park options: the small beginner's park located near the village ski lifts in Stafelwald, the main park is situated in the Morenia area and the summer park in Allalin.
Saas-Fee ski resort
Saas-Fee has maintained more of its alpine village charm than Zermatt, and as an added bonus is traffic-free. There are plenty of off-snow activities with a sports centre, the highest revolving restaurant in the world (3500m) and some good designer ski shops. Après-ski is fine, but restaurants can be a bit below par, as well as a bit expensive.
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Saas Fee Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 10 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 23-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||25 cm|
|Upper slopes||270 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Packed|
|Comments||Very good piste conditions, best at top|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 10-Dec-2013)
A number of Swiss resorts opened over the weekend, either for weekend riding or daily for skiing and snowboarding. This has increased the spread of resorts open for skiing in Switzerland although the conditions are overall similar; the snow cover is very good due to the excellent early season snowfall although it has been sunny over the last week and areas of high traffic are becoming polished. Expect good skiing on firmly packed runs, with the best conditions available on the upper slopes.
Saas Fee (25/275cm) reports the deepest snow base in Switzerland on their upper slopes, although Andermatt (37/200cm) and the Gstaad area (5/240cm) report over two metres of snow high up, while Zermatt (40/190cm) is not that far off two metres.
The skies are forecast to remain bright and sunny all week across Switzerland, with mid-mountain temperatures remaining around freezing.
European Weather Outlook
The sunny weather looks set to continue in Europe with France, Switzerland and Austria all expecting clear skies and dry days throughout next week. Temperatures could also rise to above 5C in some places.
While very little snow is expected to fall anywhere in Europe this week Bulgaria could receive light snow during the middle of the week in preparation for opening day at Bansko next weekend. There is also some much-needed light snow forecast for Oppdal in Norway.