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Heartbeat Festival
Heartbeat Festival

Heartbeat Festival

Celebrate the first singles festival in Switzerland with us! A full week of action-packed days and magical evenings with friendly singles who, like you, love outdoor activities, varied dinners and party nights. Too old, too young? No such thing. You just need to be active and open to new things. And who knows - maybe you'll find the love of your life at the Heartbeat Festival?

Programme

Heartbeat Café
We are here for you during the whole festival. Meet new friends, plan your next activities or get to know other Heartbeats. Enjoy our coffee specialities, a fine glass of wine or a long drink. And good music is always on. Food? Of course - bagels and cakes are also available.

Date: Tuesday, 7.9. to Sunday, 12.9., 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Heartbeat Café/ 12-Inch CofFee, Untere Dorfstr. 42, 3906 Saas-Fee

Summer Skiing
On the slopes in early autumn? Of course! The Eskimos Ski & Snowboard School accompanies you to our summer skiing area up to 3'500m above sea level. Together with other Heartbeats you will have a great skiing or snowboarding experience on 20 km of perfectly groomed slopes. If you wish, you can get tips from our coaches. And the unique panorama of Switzerland's highest mountains comes free of charge. We start in the morning with the Saas-Fee cable cars, our first stop is the highest revolving restaurant in the world, where we fortify ourselves with coffee/tea and croissants for the ski descents. Afterwards you will visit the ice pavilion, which is the gateway to the Fee glacier and offers fascinating insights into the world of eternal ice on 5'500 sqm. Then it's off to the slopes - you can bring your own ski equipment and ski clothing or hire them on site.

Date: Tuesday, 7 September to Sunday, 12 September, 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (daily, but weather permitting)
Meeting point: ESKIMOS Ski & Snowboard School, Obere Dorfstrasse 62, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 140.- per person (incl. ski pass, cable car ticket, entrance to the ice pavilion, coffee/tea and croissants as well as guiding, excl. ski equipment)

Some skiing knowledge is required (red slopes and steeper stirrup lifts).

German and French speaking participants are welcome!

My first 4000 m peak
You've always wanted to climb high? The Heartbeat Festival makes it possible! The Allalinhorn (4027m above sea level) is considered one of the most impressive mountains in the Saas Valley and is absolutely suitable for budding summit strikers. You will never forget this day: With a mountain guide, good weather, a bit of stamina and good surefootedness you are there - on what is probably the first 4000m peak of your life!

Date: Tuesday, 7 September to Sunday, 12 September, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (daily, but weather permitting)
Meeting point: Saas-Fee Guides, Obere Dorfstrasse 53, Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 255.- per person, mountain railway ticket included for SaastalCard holders

German and French speaking participants are welcome!

Alpine Canyoning
Pure adrenaline and heart palpitations guaranteed - through the gorge with the Tyrolienne. And share this experience with others. Accompanied by a mountain guide, you climb through the wildly rugged Fee Gorge, which leads down from Saas-Fee to Saas-Grund. The spectacular tour leads past waterfalls and over suspension bridges, ladders and steel cables. Highlights of the crossing are a speedy tyrolienne and a pendulum walk.

Date: Tuesday, 7 September to Sunday, 12 September, each 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (daily, but weather permitting)
Meeting point: Saas-Fee Guides, Obere Dorfstrasse 53, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 140.- per person

German and French speaking participants are welcome!

Heartbeat Bar
For all festival night owls... Since its opening in October 2020, the Old Cinema Pub has been an integral part of the bar scene in Saas-Fee. This is where an eventful day ends in style. With a cold beer, selected wines and the finest cocktails, you can turn night into day - and party into the small hours to the sounds of our festival DJs.

Date: Tuesday, 7.9. to Saturday, 11.9., 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Location: Old Cinema Pub, Bielmattstrasse 3, 3906 Saas-Fee

Welcome-Apéro
Arrive safely in Saas-Fee and meet nice people right away. This is a good way to start your days at the Heartbeat Festival - with a glass of prosecco, good music and nice conversations with the other newcomers.

Date: Tuesday, 7 September, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, 10 September, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (both for newcomers)
Location: Heartbeat Café/ 12-Inch CofFee, Untere Dorfstr. 42, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: included for Festival Pass holders

German and French speaking participants* are welcome!

Single Ride / Mountain Bike Tour
Uphill, downhill with a great group and fantastic views. Discover the diverse nature in our unique high alpine region on your bike. The tour, which the Saas-Fee guides select for our Heartbeat participants, requires some physical fitness, but no exceptional mountain bike riding skills. If you are not sure whether you are fit enough, you are welcome to borrow an e-mountain bike (or bring your own).

Date: Tuesday, 7 September to Sunday, 12 September, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (daily, but weather permitting)
Meeting point: Saas-Fee Guides, Obere Dorfstrasse 53, Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 90 per person (excl. bike rental) 
Rental price for half a day: CHF 49.-

German and French speaking participants are welcome!

Pleasure hike with lunch
In harmony with nature - you hike for approx. 3 hours through the beautiful mountains of the Saas Valley.
The hike does not require any special skills - a little bit of fitness and some surefootedness, that's all. So put on your hiking boots and off you go!
Before the descent you will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Weissmieshütte.

Date: Wednesday, 8 September to Saturday, 11 September, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (daily, but weather permitting)
Meeting point: Saas-Fee Guides, Obere Dorfstrasse 53, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 60.- per person (including lunch), mountain railway ticket for SaastalCard holders included

German and French speaking participants are welcome!

Flirt Coaching
Do you sometimes lack the courage to flirt? And do you just not want to think of the right words? The flirt coach can help. Mastering the art of flirting is worth it!  In flirt coaching you learn your own personal flirt strategy, which is tailored to your character. We work with your resources. A mixture of courage, self-confidence and your personality will be YOUR flirting success!

Date: Wednesday, 8.09. to Saturday, 11.09., 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (1 hour individual coaching) Please arrange an individual appointment with Patrick under: 079 103 04 61
Meeting point: Hotel Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa, Dorfstr. 1, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 120.- per person and coaching session

Unfortunately we can only offer the event in German this year

Lecture Flirting and Dating
Never be speechless again! Learn the secrets of successful flirting and dating from an expert. Just try flirting and dating right away - what works well, what works less?
We'll have fun doing exercises that will help you become braver and flirt even better. Of course, you'll also get lots of tips and tricks that you can test right away. Find out which tips you feel comfortable with and which you don't.

Date: Wednesday, 8.9., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday, 10.9., 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: REX cinema, Bielmattstrasse 3, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: included for Festival Pass holders

Unfortunately we can only offer the event in German this year

Haunted Dinner
Scurrile and spooky characters in Saas-Fee's Spooky Restaurant! Unflinching heartbeats meet crazy chefs, nasty clowns, the dead "Gletscherklara", who went into the water because of her lost virginity, and a few more not exactly friendly characters. And a few more not-so-friendly characters... Anyone who thinks they can recover from the horror with the 3-course evening meal afterwards has done the math without the host!

Date: Wednesday, 8 September, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Spooky Restaurant in Fee Chäller / Hotel Sunstar, Obere Dorfstrasse 30, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 75.- person (drinks not included)

Unfortunately we can only offer the event in German this year

Yoga with mountain view
Find your inner centre. And that in overwhelming nature. Here you come to rest, here you gather strength, here you are yourself. Our Power Yoga is an active yoga practice that combines breath with movement, followed by longer relaxation and sound healing with Tibetan singing bowls. Sound therapy is a wonderful way to free your body and mind from the stress and worries of everyday life. Sound healing improves sleep, releases blocked energy and gives your body and mind a sense of calm. All are welcome - from yoga beginners to experts! You will hike together for about half an hour to the Restaurant Alpenblick, where the one-hour yoga session will take place on the lawn. Afterwards you will have a delicious lunch there - of course also with a wonderful view of the mountains.

Date: Thursday, 9 September, 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Friday, 10 September, 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Meeting point: Heartbeat Café / 12-inch CofFee, Untere Dorfstrasse 42, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 60.- per person (including lunch, yoga mat will be provided)

The yoga session will be held in English.

Learn Latte Art
Impress your friends at the next meeting with a perfect cappuccino - here you will learn the basics of "Latte Art". Jürgen, barista and boss of the Heartbeat Café (aka 12-inch CofFee), will introduce you to the secrets of latte art. You'll learn how to make an almost perfect cappuccino by adding a heart or a leaf of milk foam. You'll also get some insights from the world of coffee. What is a Flat White? How many espressos go into a cappuccino? What makes good coffee? And much more... At the end, you'll get a packet of coffee beans to keep practising at home!

Date: Thursday, 9 September, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heartbeat Café/ 12-Inch CofFee, Untere Dorfstr. 42, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 50.- per person

Unfortunately we can only offer the event in German this year

Kitchen Battle
Under expert guidance, the aim is not just to look into the pots and pans, but to actively lend a hand for two hours and, together with other "heartbeats", conjure up a delightful Valaisan culinary firework based on regional products. 

Welcomed with a glass of aperitif, the participants are divided into two teams and introduced to the topic of the Kitchen Battle with a short presentation. Then both groups will prepare the same 3-course menu in the kitchen of the Hotel Alphubel and then eat it together, judging it on various aspects such as appearance and taste. The winning team will receive fame, honour and a fine wine from the Finbec winery.

Date: Thursday, 9 September, 4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel Alphubel, Hügelweg 3, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 145.- per person (ingredients and dinner with wine accompaniment)

German and French speaking participants are welcome!

Love goes through the nose
Scents awaken dreams and memories, even love has a favourite scent that helps us find the right partner - this and much more is the topic of the scent workshop. The sense of smell influences our emotions and our love life in unexpected ways.  Katrin will tell you why this is so and whether we can influence these biological processes or not. Finally, you can mix your own personal fragrance with essential oils.

Date: Thursday, 9 September, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11 September, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa, Dorfstr. 1, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 50.- per person

Unfortunately we can only offer the event in German this year

Film Surprise
A surprise film in the small and fine cinema in Saas-Fee. With Welcome Drink!

Date: Thursday, 9 September, 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Cinema Rex, Bielmattstrasse 3, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 20.-

German and French speaking participants are welcome!

High-Speed Dating (with aperitif and scooter ride)

Anyone can do speed dating at a table - with us, the Heartbeats go high up - in a gondola! During the gondola ride you have the opportunity to get to know other singles in a romantic atmosphere and with a drink. You talk for 10 minutes, at the top or bottom station the conversation partners change. Get to know many other festival participants along the way. And make an appointment for some of our numerous programme offerings right away. You can round off the Speed Dating with an aperitif on the terrace of the Kreuzboden mountain restaurant. If you're a bit daring, you can jump on the monster scooter afterwards and whizz down into the valley with other Heartbeats.

Date: Friday, 10 September, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Meeting point: Hohsaas cable cars, Seilbahnstrasse 18, 3910 Saas-Grund
Cost: CHF 35.- per person (Speed Dating, including aperitif and Monstertrotti descent, mountain railway ticket for SaastalCard holders included)

German and French speaking participants are welcome!

A guest of Irma
Irma Dütsch, the grande dame of Swiss haute cuisine, will cook exclusively for the participants at the Heartbeat Festival. You can expect an exquisite 3-course menu with selected wines!

Date: Friday, 10 September, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Restaurant Cäsar Ritz in the Hotel Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa, Dorfweg 1, 3906 Saas-Fee
Cost: CHF 150.- per person (dinner with wine accompaniment)

German and French speaking participants are welcome!

Forest festival
A fine barbecue, cool drinks, good music, dancing, campfire romance - and all that in the middle of idyllic nature.
The highlight of the week is the big forest festival for all heartbeats. The party takes place in the larch forest above Saas-Fee, in an enchanted clearing. A barbecue (meat or vegi) and 3 drinks are included. Music and a campfire, of course. Now all that's missing is you. What a party!

Date: Saturday, 11.9., 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Meeting point: at 16:30 at 12-Inch CofFee, Untere Dorfstr. 42, 3906 Saas-Fee for a joint, approx. half-hour hike or individual hike to Melchboden
Cost: included for Festival Pass holders

German and French speaking participants are welcome!