Roscht

Preparation Melt the cooking fat in a frying pan. Stir in the flour until it binds with the fat. Adjust amounts to taste. More flour will make a thicker spread. If you prefer a thinner spread, use less flour. Likewise, add the sugar to taste. For a less sweet dish, use less than 30g. Mix to combine. Heating temperature and cooking time depend on your preference. Heating the mixture over a higher heat for ...

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Saas Valley route

With this ride you get to experience the whole of the lower Saas Valley, from Saas-Balen up to the Mattmark dam. It offers a range of difficulty levels and a variety of riding terrain. The route starts at the round church in Saas-Balen and leads up the valley along the right bank of the Saaser Vispa. Past the bridge, the path branches off to the right, following a beautiful meadow path ...

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Tortilla

Preparation Peel the potatoes and onions and chop roughly. Gently heat the olive oil in a frying pan (skillet) over medium heat. Take care not to let the oil get too hot. Add the potatoes and onions to the pan, and gently fry for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper. When the potatoes and onions have softened, drain half the oil from the pan and add the whisked eggs. Once ...

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On the hunt for treasure

New to the Saas Valley this summer, in addition to the animal treasure hunt, we now have a second themed family adventure. We’re proud to be collaborating on the Valais treasure hunt with Valais/Wallis Promotion, youth magazine Spick, and seven Valais holiday destinations. In Saas-Fee, we’re offering an exciting water-themed treasure hunt. In fact, water is the common theme across all participating destinations, providing an opportunity for children and adults alike ...

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Chapel trail

The Kapellenweg leading from Saas-Grund to Saas-Fee is lined with 15 small chapels. German author Carl Zuckmayer took this path on his very first visit to Saas-Fee back in 1938. At the end of that hike, his first sight of the majestic Mischabel Chain left an impression that literally lasted a lifetime. Setting off from Saas-Grund, and heading in the direction of Saas-Almagell, the trail follows the River Saaser Vispa to ...

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Saas-Fee circular hike

The well-known Dorfrundgang village walk in Saas-Fee is a leisurely walk around the glacier village. The hike described here, on the other hand, the Saas-Fee Circular Hike is a different route altogether. Both routes start in the Wildi, the northernmost part of the village. In the surrounding forest, you have a great chance of spotting native wildlife such as chamois, rabbits, roe deer and squirrels. They tend to come out ...

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On-trend: Trail running

Trail running is everywhere nowadays. But what exactly is it? Why is it so fashionable? How and where can you do it? Find your answers here. What is trail running?Trail running is all about ditching the pavement. As soon as you tie up your trainers and stray away from traditional roads and treadmills, you can consider yourself a trail runner. Contrary to popular belief, it's not typically a risky extreme sport. ...

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On trend: mountain biking

Jump on, start pedalling, and off you go. With beautiful scenery flying by, the wind in your hair and a cooling breeze on your skin, the soul can‘t help but relax. Mountain biking is in, and people are pedalling everywhere – us included. Discover the Saas Valley bike experience with us. Bikes are in fashion right now; the e-bike boom continues and demand for the “bike experience” has grown enormously in ...

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Carl Zuckmayer Trail

In 1938, Carl Zuckmayer fell in love with the mountains of Saas-Fee. Twenty years later, he settled in the glacier village, and today you can follow his footsteps on his favourite walk – now known as Carl Zuckmayer Trail. It begins in front of Zuckmayer's house on Obere Wildistrasse, Saas-Fee. From outside Vogelweid house, hikers can admire its charming larch wood exterior, white shutters, and heavy slate tiled roof. “This is ...

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140 kilometres per hour on ice and snow

When the starting pistol sounds for the Glacier Bike Downhill, more than 200 people jump on their bicycles and tackle the ski slopes from Mittelallalin to Saas-Fee. Mountain bike guide Kyle Harris explains. “Before the starting pistol fires, a deathly quiet reigns. Nobody moves. The only sound is the icy wind swirling around us and the thumping of my own heart. The atmosphere is electric as we wait for the moment. ...

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