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The marmots are awake

Our marmots are probably the sweetest villagers in Saas-Fee. Explore the area of Spielboden or the Stafelwald, and you will likely come across marmots. They like to be fed with peanuts and carrots all summer long.

In winter, the cute rodents sleep peacefully in their burrows. The hibernation lasts between 6 and 8 months. The marmots are seen again from may and are looking forward to your visit! 

Adventures with Eddie

Children's book with Eddie

Eddie's adventures on the Spielboden

Eddie, the marmot, lives with his family on the Spielboden in Saas-Fee. One morning he is woken up by the chirping of the birds. Everything seems as usual: Eddie looks for delicious blossoms for breakfast and waits for the human children to play hide and seek, but he’s immediately tired again and lies down in the grass. Then suddenly, a little mouse who wants to experience something on the Spielboden appears. Although Eddie would rather go back to sleep, he goes on an adventure with the little mouse.

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    Marmot cable cars with Eddie's audio stories

    From summer 2023, you can listen to the adventurous stories of the marmot Eddie in the Spielboden cable cars.

    Murmeli Trail on Spielboden

    At Spielboden, you can go on the Spielboden circular trail with Eddie, the funny marmot. On seven panels, you can learn exciting facts about the life of the marmots and, in the best case, even meet them in person.

    Eddie's Viewpoint

    Discover Eddie's favourite place and marvel at the mighty Fee glacier, among other things. Eddie tells you more about the impressive nature on an information board and via audio.


    Meet the marmots

    • Marmots are gourmets, they like peanuts and carrots.
    • Watch where you step!
    • Keep your voice down!
    • Take your waste with you.
    • Do not throw anything into the marmots' caves and do not put your head inside!
    • Do not use a flash when taking pictures. 

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    Marmot food

    Our marmots are gourmets! 

    To have a good time with these little animals, we have prepared these bags of peanuts for our marmots. They can be bought at the Saas-Fee Tourist Office and Spielboden restaurant. The little bag is also a great souvenir and can be reused.

    Price: CHF 6.-

    Marmots on the Spielboden & Stafelwald

    Meet the marmots on the mountain and enjoy the view with a delicious lunch.

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    The cable cars are included from the 1st overnight stay with the SaastalCard!