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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 - 06 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||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 08-Dec-2013)
Many Swiss resorts are already open for skiing and snowboarding with excellent riding on packed snow cover under sunny skies this week. The temperature had dropped by the end of this week, providing firmly packed snow on the groomed runs, and the temperature is forecast to remain low over the weekend before climbing again next week. The greatest snow depth in Switzerland is reported on the higher slopes at Saas Fee (25/275cm), where there is more than 2.5 metres of snow on the slopes.
There is further good news for fans of skiing in Switzerland as more resorts will open this weekend.
Crans Montana (10/50cm) will open for snowsports on Friday 6th December.
Champery (10/50CM), on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Nendaz (10/90cm) and Lenk (15/50cm) will open for the season this Saturday 7th December.
The Jungfrau area, including Grindelwald (25/71cm), Murren (25/65cm) and Wengen (20/60cm), will be open for weekend skiing 7/8th December.
Les Mosses (10/20cm) is already open for snowsports although with only one piste available. Leysin (10/20cm) will open for snowsports this weekend, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December.
European Weather Outlook
The weather over the weekend and into next weekend is forecast to remain sunny for the majority of European skiing destinations. The good news is that mid-mountain temperatures should remain around freezing over the weekend, although it is set to get mild again next week.
Strong winds have affected the Scottish resorts this week, with some damage reported at Nevis Range. Some fresh snow could land over the weekend.
Fresh snow has already been reported in Norway and Sweden too, and more snow could land over the weekend.