- 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 - 16 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 08-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||35 cm|
|Upper slopes||328 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 16-Apr-2014)
Most Swiss resorts remain open this week with good spring skiing higher up. Saas Fee (38/328cm) was almost entirely open on Monday 14th April except for a few lifts on wind hold. Head above 2,500m for the best snow, but this isn’t to say that skiing beneath that is bad. If you like skiing slushy snow then you’ll have a great time.
St Moritz (20/140cm) remains open too, although skiing is only possible in the Diavolezza and Corvatsch areas. Lower areas are quite bare now but they’ve kept some runs open still. Further up it’s much better.
Colder weather is on the way for Switzerland later this week which could bring some fresh snow with it.
European Weather Outlook
The weather this week across the majority of European resorts is for mostly sunny weather before clouds build on Easter Sunday. Any snow that does fall next week will be on the higher slopes as the freezing level will be around 2,500m.
Austria is the exception though as cloudy skies are expected to dominate this week. The good news is that the freezing level could dip down to below 1,500m this week so fresh snow could fall. Next week will see it climb back above 2,500m and the precipitation will be mostly wet.