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From our Blog
13. September 2019
Unberechenbare Natur: der Mattmarksee und das Saastal
Am 14. September findet der «Mattmark Memorial 1965 Halbmarathon» im Gedenken an den Gletschersturz vom 30. August 1965 statt. 88 Menschen starben an dem Tag. Aber die Geschichte ist viel länger. Eis als unverlässliche Staumauer Während der Kleinen Eiszeit vom 15. bis Anfang des 20...
Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee is top Swiss Ski Resort
The Saas Valley is surrounded by no less than eighteen 4,000-metre peaks! Its breathtaking landscape of beautiful mountains and glaciers is simply amazing to behold. Perfectly groomed ski slopes reach from 3,600 metres a.s.l. right down to the villages. It has just been rated as the Alpine ski resort with the most reliable snow cover. A great network of cableways takes skiers and snowboarders up into the mountains. On top of that, the Free Republic of Holidays also offers plenty of other winter sports opportunities such as sledging,
ice climbing, snowshoe trails, winter hiking, Bavarian curling, cross-country skiing and much more.
The Mediterranean climate, 300 days of sun, the wonderfully fresh and particulate-free air: the Saas Valley is unique. The four authentic mountain villages Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, Saas-Almagell and Saas-Balen exude a magical Alpine charm, the wide range of restaurants from gourmet to fast food cater to all tastes, and party animals can make the most of the rich and varied night life.
Did you know that you can even ski on the glaciers of Saas-Fee in the summer? That’s why most of the world’s skiing teams train here. But there are also plenty of other ways to enjoy the Free Republic of Holidays in Saas-Fee during the summer months. The 4,000-metre peaks, via ferrata trails, hiking trails and biking routes all offer hundreds of opportunities for fun and memorable days in the mountains. The Saas Valley has it all: sunshine, free cableways, a unique landscape of mountains and glaciers, and a wealth of wellness and culinary delights.