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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Scott’s Hohsaas Trail Plus

Pro biker and Instagram influencer Scott has selected his favourite bike tour in the Saas Valley. Discover his tips and tricks! If you enjoy biking in high-alpine terrain then this destination, and this particular trail, are an absolute must. The lift will transport you all the way up to 3,200 metres above sea level. It’s the highest I have come across in Switzerland that will transport both you and your bike, ...

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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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“You need nerves of steel”

The last descent belongs to them. They trigger avalanches, position piste markers, and rescue injured skiers. Head of mountain rescue Albert Hegner on danger and his team’s role in ensuring guests can ski safely. “He needs to turn off the engine.” Bärti, as Albert Hegner is better known, needs to focus. Right now, nothing else matters, not even the helicopter waiting to fly him to his next port of call. An ...

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Not for the faint-hearted: The Jegihorn via ferrata in Saas-Grund

1,000 metres of steel cable, 400 anchor points, and a stomach-churning suspension bridge: Jegihorn, above Saas-Grund, is one of the most jawdropping Via Ferrata in the Alps. The route to the Jegihorn has more than earned its reputation as the “panoramic Via Ferrata.” Its exposed south-facing climb rewards those who brave it with magnificent views of the Mischabel range and many other 4,000-metre summits. First things first: This Via Ferrata’s starting point ...

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Rediscovering the Saas Valley’s alpine flora

The Saas Valley’s early guests were not exclusively daring mountaineers. Many came for the unique flora: the Saas Valley was an El Dorado for alpine flowers. Botanical tourism can be traced back as far as Pastor Johann Josef Imseng (1806-1869). The world of alpine flowers fascinated the people of the 19th century just as much as the mountains did. As a pioneer of tourism and enthusiastic mountain guide, Imseng took on ...

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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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