Saas Fee

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Sass-Fee is a great summer snowboard destination, but because of it's extremely high altitude it can be sketchy in winter. Local services are great with a really good vibe in the town.”

Freeriding

70%

Good but be vary of the cravasses

Freestyle

70%

A good park and pipe

Pistes

70%

Lot's of options

Mountain stats

Top lift:3600m
Vertical drop:1800m
Bottom lift:1800m

LiftsLift count : 7 x Cable-cars   2 x Chairlifts   13 x Drag-lifts   1 Cable Railway

100km of pistes

Easy
50%
Intermediate
25%
Advanced
25%
Total Pistes:40
Longest Piste:9km

Saas-Fee has been a resort well known to snowboarders for many years. They have been building half-pipes, parks and other obstacles since way back and before many others areas had even heard of snowboarding. With its high altitude glacier, Saas-Fee also provides a mountain where you can ride fast and hard in the summer months, indeed for some, this is the only time worth visiting. Winter or summer, this is still a cool place that stages numerous competitions in both seasons and snowboard manufactures do a lot of product testing. Saas Fee is a resort with two faces. In summer the small glacier area has a snowboard park which boasts three half pipes, a boardercross course, and various hits. However, in winter the snowboard park shuts down and the resort focuses itself on family skiers. They do maintain a half-pipe, but that's the nearest you'll get to specialist snowboard terrain. Most of the mountain is geared to skiers and possibly hard-booters. There's a variety of red and black runs, as well as nursery slopes and top to bottom blue runs, but nothing to really test you (although the runs off the Hinterallalin - when open - are supposed to be more challenging). Pisting is somewhat haphazard away from the main stations at the mid point and top glacier, so expect moguls on red and black runs

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World Ranking

39th

Overall in Western Europe

  • #42 best freeride
  • #24 best freestyle
  • #36 best piste riding

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