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Popular Ski Schools for Saas-Fee

41Customer recommendations
"The instructor was friendly and professional. He worked with patients and gave positive feedback and encouragement"

Ronen - 22 avril 2019

Snowboard Group Courses for Children and Adults

24Customer recommendations
"Philippe was a very versed instructor. He not only focussed on improving my skills but was also conscious on doing it in a safe manner. I felt getting my level up, from an intermediate to intermediate/advance level. He gave me succinct insights around good ski equipments, regional topology and minute weather changes such as visual storm indications and how to detect them. I initially booked the course in Zinal, but requested to switch to Grimentz due to logistical restriction. This was promptly rectified from the school."

Rohit - 5 janvier 2020

Ski Instructor Private for Adults - All Levels

6Customer recommendations
"A great experience, suitable for absolute beginners"

Marek - 9 décembre 2019

Ski Discovery Lessons for Adults - Beginners

Ski Schools in Saas Fee

Learn to ski in Saas-Fee

The environmentally-friendly ski resort of Saas-Fee is situated in the southern canton of Wallis, 2hrs drive from Bern and 3hrs from Geneva. Saas-Fee was the first ski resort in Switzerland to use only natural power.

Saas-Fee is the largest of four villages that make up the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee ski alliance, the other resorts being SaasGrund, Saas-Balen & Saas-Almagell. The Saas valley resorts are ringed by many mountains, including 13 peaks that range above 4,000m. A free, electric shuttle bus service interconnects the 4 villages.

Saas Fee lies at the foot of the Dom, a mountain reaching a height of 4545m above sea level, and situated directly below the Fee glacier. The Fee glacier ski area enjoys excellent snow conditions all year round and has an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.

The resort offers 100km of slopes, the majority of pistes being on the Mittelallalin at altitudes around 3500m. 20% of the slopes in Saas-Fee are ideal for beginners, these being wide and gentle, and being mainly located lower in the valley or up on the glacier. Many of the red runs on the glacier are also very gentle, and would be classed blue in other resorts.

Ski lessons for beginners in Saas-Fee

Ski schools in Saas-Fee offer ski lessons from age 4yrs. Depending on the ski school, lessons last between 2-3hrs and have between 4-8 participants.The meeting point for beginner lessons is usually either at the Kalbermatten beginners lift, or at a pre-arranged position.

The ski schools in Saas-Fee firstly teach their novices the basic moves of the glide and snowplough, these techniques being taught on the flattest slopes within the resort. Once the beginners can glide quite securely, lessons progress to slopes with a slight incline. Here, the snowplough turn is gradually introduced.

Beginners who have had some previous skiing experience are taken by the ski schools in Saas-Fee directly to easy blue runs. The lessons focus on improving technique and optimising the body position. Parallel skiing is firstly introduced when the glide and snowplough techniques have been well established.

For their intermediate skiers, the ski schools in Saas-Fee recommend the red runs around the Morenia lift as ideal for practising after lessons.

Kids’ ski lessons in Saas-Fee

Ski schools in Saas-Fee offer children’s ski lessons in various lengths, between 2hrs-5hrs daily. Some ski schools in Saas-Fee also offer lesson packages with a lunch option. Groups have between 4-8 participants and are arranged according to the skiing ability.

Some ski schools in Saas-Fee have secure, specially-designed and themed children’s learning areas for younger kids, such as the Kinderland and Snowlipark. Here, mascots playfully help the little skiers grasp the basic moves whilst they get used to their equipment. Slightly older beginners are taken to the beginner areas within the resort, which have the flattest slopes and are ideal for the first skiing moves.

Beginners with previous experience are taken by the ski schools in Saas-Fee directly to slopes that suit their ability: Whether blue, red or black, the young skiers will face the right amount of challenge as the instructors help them perfect their technique.

Ski lesson prices in Saas-Fee

Ski schools in Saas-Fee offer group and private ski and snowboard lessons. Some ski schools in Saas-Fee also offer private freestyle, freeride, telemark and ski racing lessons. The prices quoted are the lowest price per lesson throughout the season. Prices do not include equipment hire or lunch options.

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 37CHF/3hrs from 37CHF/3hrs from 37CHF/3hrs
Private from 70CHF/hr from 70CHF/hr from 84CHF/hr

Saas-Fee ski pass

The Saas-Fee ski pass covers all of the slopes and lifts within the resort, plus the Saas-Almagell slopes. Single day tickets are available, as are discounts for children (6-15yrs) and teenagers (16-19yrs).

Also available is the Destination Pass, which covers all of the 4 Saastal resorts. The ski schools in Saas-Fee will be happy to give further information about the passes.

Saas Fee summer skiing

From mid July, two lifts - the Alpin Express and the Metro Alpin - plus around 20 km of slopes open on the Saas-Fee glacier for summer skiing. However, many professional ski teams head to the glacier for summer training, so the slopes can become quite busy.

The best ski schools in Saas-Fee

ESKIMOS Ski and Snowboard School Saas Fee

The Eskimos team offers group and private ski & snowboard courses. Additionally, the school offers trial courses for ski novices. Lessons are given in English and German.

Meeting point: By the Kalbermatten beginner lifts in the village.

CheckYeti customers reviews: beginner friendly, patient, reliable

Swiss ski school Saas Fee

Founded in 1951, this traditional ski school offers group ski and snowboard lessons for all ages. Lessons are given in English, French and German.

Meeting point: At the school meeting point near the Chalbermatten cable car.

CheckYeti customers reviews: child-friendly, experienced, beginner friendly

Ski school Ski Zenit

The international team offers private ski, ski racing and freeride courses, plus special activities such as telemark or freestyle training for all ages.

Meeting point: Arranged individually.

CheckYeti customers reviews: experienced, beginner friendly, patient

What makes ski lessons in Saas-Fee special

Saas-Fee hosts several international winter sports events, such as the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup, where the world’s best ice climbers compete against one another for the title Ice Climbing World Champion. March sees the Glacier Bike Downhill and the Mentelity Games; a 4-day ski and snowboard event for disabled people.

Visitors to the 5,500 m³ Ice Pavillion, which is situated at an altitude of 3,500m and open all year, will be astounded by amazing sculptures and art that have been hewn from ice.

For those who prefer to keep the action going, Saas-Fee has 3 snow parks: The beginners park at the Stafelwald, Winter Park Morenia, which has rails, kickers and obstacles and Freestyle Park Allalin, which has a superpipe, obstacles and a chill out area.


How do we find a suitable activity?

In every ski resort you will find an overview of all available offers. On the left side you have filters to quickly find the right offer. For example, you can search specifically for beginner ski courses for children in groups.

How do we find offers for our desired date?

Under the menu item "Select course date" in the upper left corner of the page you can select a desired start date. At the top of the search results you will find the offers for the desired start date. Below follow offers in a similar period.

How do we find group lessons or private instructors?

Group courses are marked with "Group". You can search specifically for group courses by selecting the "Group" filter under the "Category" menu item. Private teachers are marked with the inscription "Private". You can search for private teachers by selecting the "Private" filter under the "Category" menu item.

How do we find offers in our language?

Under the menu item "Language" you can select a desired language. Afterwards only offers will be shown where this language is available.

When should we book?

During the holiday weeks, ski and snowboard courses are usually fully booked. In order to make sure that there is still a place available in the desired ski or snowboard course, the motto is: the sooner the better.

How do we find our appropriate experience level?

Next to the menu item "Experience level" you will find a description of the individual experience levels. If you're still not sure, you don't need to worry. Simply choose the experience level that best suits your abilities. Before the first lesson of a group course, ski schools will assess your abilities so that you can be placed in the right group. In any case, private instructors will take your abilities into account on an individual basis.

How do we find offers including equipment?

All offers including equipment are marked with the inscription "Ski rental included". If you find the inscription "Ski rental optional" you can book the equipment for this offer. You will find offers including equipment faster if you select the filter "Ski rental including" under the menu item "Popular options". Depending on the provider, an offer including equipment contains: skis, ski poles, ski boots and helmet. You will find a detailed list of the included rental items in the respective offer description.

There is no offer including equipment, where can we alternatively rent equipment?

In a ski resort there is almost without exception the possibility to rent winter sports equipment. If you book via CheckYeti, you will receive discounts from our partner Skiset, where you can conveniently reserve your equipment online.

How many participants are usually in a group?

This depends on the ski school. Some ski schools have a maximum number of participants per group. You can find this information in the descriptions of the offers.

At what age can children ski or snowboard?

There is no fixed age limit here. Supported by specially trained children's ski instructors, children can already learn to ski playfully at kindergarten age. Depending on the children's level of motoric and social development, the ideal starting age is between 4 and 5 years. Occasionally there are children who can already learn to ski at the age of 3 1/2 years.

How many days should the lessons last for our children?

During the holiday weeks, children's ski courses for beginners usually start on Sunday or Monday. The program is designed in such a way that the best learning results are achieved when your children take part in the ski course throughout the week. So they don't miss the final event (race, etc.) and experience a great week with their group. For advanced children the learning success usually kicks in on the third day.

Is it better to put our child in a group lesson or a private tuition?

The group lessons are generally recommended for beginners. Learning together with peers is more fun. The children are not constantly in the focus and have the possibility to catch their breath between the individual exercises, while the other children are on it. In order not to underchallenge highly talented children, a private ski instructor is recommended.

Can we join our child with a private instructor?

Yes, that's possible. Some providers even offer special family offers. Otherwise, you can simply book a private instructor for children or adults and inform the ski school after booking that you would like to go together.