Blog Saas-Fee/Saastal

Grubenalp-Rothorn-Gletscherseewini: A Hidden Gem in the Saas Valley

Located above Saas-Balen, the Äusser Rothorn is a place to take in the wonder that is the entire Mischabel Group. The panoramic view from the summit stretches from Allalin to ...

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“When we arrived at the top, we chilled for a bit to take in everything around us.”

My father was a mountain guide here in Saas-Fee, and so was my grandfather. They guided adventure seekers up the towering mountains of the Saas Valley – eighteen of which ...

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Stress and hectic stay in the valley

Maria Anthamatten wouldn't change her job for the world. No wonder: as the warden of the Mischabel Hut, wonderful sunrises are part of the daily routine for the woman from ...

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„The meaning of life is love“

Bibian Mentel is dead. Her legacy lives on. On 29 March 2021, the snowboarder died after 22 years of fighting cancer. She inspired countless people with her optimism. She gave many ...

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Our Majestic Kings

The Saas Valley and its mountains. They are gigantic, humbling us all and often rendering us speechless. There are eighteen four-thousand-metre peaks in the Saas-Fee/Saas Valley tourist region. Here are ...

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The trials and tribulations of an ice master

Saas-Fee boasts one of the most beautiful natural ice rinks in the world. Otto Zengaffinen has managed the rink for decades. But what happens when the weather turns? Even on Christmas ...

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Squash and Spinach stew with lentils

Ingredients- 1 medium-sized squash (ideally red kuri squash)- 250 g frozen spinach- 1 tin coconut milk (400 ml)- 750 ml vegetable stock- 150 g lentils (red, brown or black)- 2 ...

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Chestnut soup with pear and hazelnut garnish

Ingredients- 1 shallot or small onion- 4 white beetroots- 400 g pre-cooked chestnuts- 2 tbsp olive oil- 600 ml vegetable stock- 50 g hazelnut kernels- 1 pear- 1 tsp honey- ...

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The warrior and her dream

Her countrymen may number 82 million, but as a ski racer, training on the glacier pistes of Saas-Fee, Özlem Carikcioglu is a curiosity. However, she doesn’t let that get in ...

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Coming soon: Bouldering in the Saas Valley

Despite its popularity worldwide, bouldering is still a niche sport in Switzerland. The essence of the sport is reducing climbing to the bare essentials. The only equipment required is some ...

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„Now, we are the target“

In 2020, under head coach Tom Stauffer (51), the Swiss Alpine Ski Team achieved a historic victory. For the first time in 30 years, they won the FIS Nations World ...

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