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There are great views of the mountains from the Hotel Europa, which offers excellent value
accommodation, a relaxed atmosphere, and some good spa facilities.
Location It enjoys a sunny location, in an elevated
position, just above the main street. The FREE hotel
bus service brings guests to/from the lifts (runs to a
timetable). The village centre is approx. 5 minutes’ walk
(500m) away, and the ski lifts approx. 12 minutes’ walk.
Bedrooms 22 All with balcony, the simply furnished
twin rooms also have bath or shower, hairdryer,
telephone, radio, cable TV and safe. Rooms are
either south or west-facing. Rooms may be allocated
in either of 2 interconnecting wings.
Meals Buffet breakfast and 5 course evening meal,
including salad buffet, several choices of main course,
and choice of some other courses. Weekly fondue
evening. Christmas and New Year gala dinners included.
Facilities ‘Spa’ area with whirlpool, steambath, sauna,
‘experience’ showers, kneipp, and large relaxation area
(FREE); massage and beauty treatments (pay locally);
residents’ dining area; lounge/bar; Wi-Fi (FREE); lift.
- Welcome drink
- FREE use of heated ski/boot room near the main lifts
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.
More Saas Fee resort information
Saas Fee Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 04 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 23-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||25 cm|
|Upper slopes||275 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 04-Dec-2013)
It was a largely warm and sunny weekend in Switzerland as well. On Monday 2nd December there was windier weather at some resorts which caused disrupted lift operation in some places.
Saas Fee (28/285cm) was one of these, with only four lifts running on Monday. This should increase if the wind dies down though as aside from that the weather is lovely and sunny.
It’s a similar story at Zermatt (20/185cm), although they have far more skiing on offer than Saas Fee. 37 lifts were running on Monday with the links over into Cervinia, Italy, also open.
European Weather Outlook
A very dry and sunny week is expected for the majority of European resorts, with no fresh snow expected for the majority of Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Temperatures will be mild for the time of year too with freezing levels around 2600m for much of the week.