Saas-Fee has the honour of being surrounded by more 4,000m peaks than anywhere else – a total of 13 – making it one of the most spectacular regions of the Alps.
It’s situated in the neighbouring valley to Zermatt (although the two aren’t linked) and like Zermatt it’s a traffic free and picturesque village whose old world charms are beautifully preserved.
The skiing is not as modern and hassle-free as some mega resorts – the funicular train to 3,500m could be quicker– but once you’re there, it’s like stepping out into Narnia, with mostly intermediate slopes on offer. And unlike those bigger resorts, it’s crowd free. It also boasts a large nursery slope area for beginners just above the village.
NEW TRAIN TRANSFER OPTION - you can now transfer by train from the airport, for a more environmentally friendly (and often cheaper) option. Win win!