Winter wonderland in the Saas Valley: An unforgettable adventure awaits you!
Winter in the Saas Valley has its very own magic that makes our hearts beat faster. A world full of exciting activities and unforgettable experiences opens up here, turning your winter break into a magical experience. Surrounded by majestic four-thousand metre peaks, the region offers a breathtaking mountain and glacier landscape that enchants all the senses. The Saas Valley is the ideal place for anyone looking for their own personal challenge, be it an exciting glacier tour, alpine canyoning in the Fee Gorge, an adventurous winter via ferrata, the first ski tour or conquering 1,800 metres of altitude on skis in a single descent. Find your personal challenge in the destination of adventure!
But what exactly can you expect? Let’s have a look at some of the many possibilities:
Skiing and snowboarding:
The Saas Valley is a true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Here you will find first-class ski resorts. With over 150 kilometres of ski slopes, nothing stands in the way of ultimate skiing pleasure. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’ll find runs to suit your ability here. The Saas-Fee glacier ski area is an absolute highlight and even offers year-round skiing fun.
But that’s not all! The Saas Valley also offers breathtaking ski tours for the adventurous. Whether you are an experienced ski tourer or want to experience your first mountain adventure, there is something for everyone here. The majestic mountains and landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable ski tours. Immerse yourself in unspoilt nature and explore the snow-covered peaks of the Saas Valley away from the slopes. Ski tours are a great way to enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains and breathe in the fresh mountain air to the full.
A special skiing highlight is sunrise skiing at 3,500 metres above sea level. Absolute silence, the first rays of sunshine and perfectly groomed slopes await early risers who want to make their first tracks in the fresh snow. A hearty breakfast in the Allalin revolving restaurant rounds off this unique experience. The colourful view of the surrounding mountains adds the finishing touch to the experience.
Snowshoeing and winter hiking:
The Saas Valley is not only an El Dorado for skiers, but also for hiking enthusiasts. Numerous winter hiking trails and snowshoe trails lead through the picturesque winter landscape. We particularly recommend the winter hike to the Mattmark reservoir, which offers breathtaking views. This hike is best combined with a „raclette to go„, which promises a culinary experience amidst the winter landscape of the Saas Valley.
If you are looking for a special adventure, you should definitely consider a husky tour. This unique experience allows you to be pulled through the Saas winter landscape by a team of sled dogs. The huskies are highly trained and will take you on an unforgettable ride through the snow.
The „Kreuzboden by Night“ offer also includes a snowshoe hike with a view of the sunset. While the ski slopes on Hohsaas slowly empty out, you will climb 500 metres in altitude to the Lagginjoch on easy terrain over the Hohlaub glacier. With the last rays of sunshine, you climb the short via ferrata to the ridge and enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding four-thousand-metre peaks and the view down into the Laggintal valley. In a magnificent evening atmosphere, you will walk back to Hohsaas, where you will reach the railway again shortly before nightfall. A delicious cheese fondue rounds off the evening.
If that’s not enough for you, you can also take part in a torchlight hike. The winter landscape around the Kreuzboden or around the village of Saas-Fee is mystical and romantic during the torch-lit hike.
Another highlight of your winter holiday in the Saas Valley is the culinary variety. In rustic mountain huts and cosy restaurants, you can sample local specialities that will tantalise your taste buds. From savoury cheese fondue to crispy rösti – Swiss cuisine is a true culinary adventure. Don’t miss the opportunity to savour the delicious dishes of Valais cuisine.
But that’s not all: Saas-Fee offers a very special experience; a fondue with a glass of wine or tea during an evening gondola ride on the Saas Valley cable cars. A unique atmosphere awaits you here. The Saas mountains in the evening and the atmospheric lighting of Saas-Fee will certainly remain in your memory.
Snowtubing and sledding:
In the Furggstalden ski area above Saas-Almagell, Kian’s adventure land awaits you. The family-friendly ski area in the middle of a breathtaking mountain world offers relaxation for the grown-ups and fun for the little ones. Here you will find a tepee, an igloo with children’s films, a free snow tubing track for the whole family and children’s skidoos.
Tobogganing is another way to get the adrenalin pumping. The Saas Valley offers toboggan runs for young and old that promise unforgettable sledding adventures. Enjoy the ultimate tobogganing fun on the floodlit slopes or all the way down into the valley. Or how about a sleigh ride at night? „Kreuzboden by Night“ offers just that. An 11 km long toboggan ride through snow-covered forests and small hamlets on wide paths and slopes awaits you.
Ice climbing, glacier tours and Gorge Alpine:
For adrenalin junkies, the Saas Valley offers ice climbing opportunities. On snowshoes, you can reach the ice-blue glacier walls, where you can climb safely. Beautiful landscapes and a unique experience are guaranteed. Or set off on a snowshoe expedition on the Fee Glacier to experience the icy beauty of nature.
Another adventure awaits you at the Gorge Alpine. Accompanied by a mountain guide, you will cross the Fee Gorge from Saas-Fee to Saas-Grund. The spectacular tour leads past frozen waterfalls and over suspension bridges, ladders and steel cables. Highlights include a high-speed zip line and an exciting aerial tramway.
Zip lines and winter via ferrata:
The adventure possibilities in the Saas Valley are far from exhausted. For those looking for a special thrill, the region offers zip lines in winter that allow you to fly over the spectacular gorge at breakneckspeed. The winter via ferrata is the perfect challenge for those who like to venture up steep rock faces. Here you can test your climbing skills on frozen peaks and spectacular climbing routes. The winter via ferrata in the Saas Valley offers a unique experience where you can experience the impressive winter landscape up close.
Après-ski and entertainment:
After an exciting day in the mountains, there are numerous après-ski options in the charming villages of the Saas Valley. Enjoy regional specialities in cosy mountain huts or experience the nightlife in the Saas Valley, where bars and clubs provide an entertaining atmosphere.
Whether you’re looking for thrills on the slopes or peace and quiet in nature, you’ll find everything your heart desires in the Saas Valley. What are you waiting for? Pack your ski equipment, grab your snowshoes and get ready for the winter break of a lifetime.
The question is not whether you have adventures, but how many!