- Half board
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 - 19 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 19-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||25 cm|
|Lower slopes||30 cm|
|Upper slopes||350 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Powder|
|Comments||Today's fresh powder means fresh tracks!|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 20-Apr-2014)
It has been a mixed week for Swiss resorts, depending on which side of the country you are looking at. For example, eastern resorts such as Davos (0/141cm) and St Moritz (20/140cm) received around 10cm earlier this week but since then the sun has re-emerged. In the west it’s been a predominantly sunny week.
Verbier (10/147cm) has good spring snow on its mountains, but unlike the resorts in the east there hasn’t been any fresh snow for a while. This could change this weekend though as more unsettled weather is expected to move in. Freezing levels will remain around 2,400m so fresh snow will be confined to the upper slopes, but it should improve conditions nonetheless.
European Weather Outlook
Predominantly cloudy weather is forecast across the European resorts over the Easter weekend and next week. The freezing level could drop to around 2,000m at the start of the weekend before rising back up to over 2,500m. The altitude of the slopes and the ski area will therefore dictate whether you can expect fresh snow or rain over this period.