Ski Schools in Saas Fee
Learn to ski in Saas Fee
Switzerland's highest ski resorts are located in the southern canton of Valais. Among them, Saas Fee in the Saas Valley, surrounded by an incredible number of 18 mountain peaks over a height of 4000m. The glacier ski area enjoys excellent snow conditions all year round and has an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.
Together with the towns of Saas Balen, Saas Grund and Saas Almagell, Saas Fee forms the Free Republic of Holidays Saas Fee, a ski alliance with a wide range of slopes.
Saas Fee lies at the foot of the Dom, an impressive mountain reaching a height of 4545m above sea level, and directly below the Fee glacier. The slopes on the Allalin (4027m) are the perfect entrance to the ski resort. Skiing actually takes place on the Mittelallalin, more precisely at an altitude of 3500m. On one of the longest tracks of the ski resort, skiers overcome almost 1800m of altitude on their way back to the Saas Fee valley. Advanced skiers can improve their skills on the 2570m high Plattjen, the World Cup mountain of Saas Fee, or the 2448m high Spielboden, famous for its challenging mogul slopes.
Saas Fee is a car-free skiing area, so a 2h to 3h journey from Bern or Geneva by public transport is recommended. If you prefer travelling by car, however, you can park your car in one of the multi-storey car parks at the entrance to the Saas Valley. Free ski buses operate in the ski resort and between the villages. The car-free Saas Fee is also the first ski resort in Switzerland to entirely use natural power.
Beginners and families can find various practice areas and blue slopes close to the valley and mountain stations of the Allalin. In order to ensure an excellent learning success, the ski schools in Saas Fee rely on small group sizes. The meeting point is usually at the Kalbermatten sports field near the beginners lifts Bifig 1 and 2.
The slopes on the Allalin promise a lot of fun for children as well. Snowli the ski bunny welcomes the children from the age of 4 to his Snowlipark, also known as Swiss Snow Kids Village. A magic carpet, a ski carousel and colourful figures are just waiting to be conquered by the little ones.
The best ski schools in Saas Fee
Schweizer Skischule Saas-Fee: Founded in 1951, the ski school employs up to 90 ski and snowboard instructors during high season.
Optimum Ski & Snowboard School: The British ski school is staffed by a multilingual team.
ESKIMOS Schneesportschule Saas-Fee: The ski school offers various ski lessons, snowboard courses and freeride tours.
Skischule Ski Zenit: The international team is led by David Prades and specialises in private ski and snowboard lessons.
That’s special about ski lessons in Saas Fee
Thanks to the glacier and the high altitude, the ski resort is frequented by skiers, snowboarders and international ski teams also during summer. Learning to ski is possible almost all year round. The ski schools in Saas Fee offer their lessons in several languages, among them mostly German, English and French. Snowboarders and freestylers can enjoy 20km of slopes on the Fee glacier and a perfectly groomed freestyle park with a superpipe, several kicker lines, rails and boxes.
The best place to admire the impressive mountain landscape of the Saas Valley is undoubtedly the world's highest revolving restaurant, the "threes!xty" on the Allalin. The way to the restaurant is already an experience in itself. The highest metro in the world leads you directly up to the restaurant at 3500m above sea level.