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Saas Valley is a picturesque ski area located in the Swiss Alps. It encompasses four main villages: Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, Saas-Almagell, and Saas-Balen. Each village offers its unique charm and access to the fantastic ski terrain of the region. It's directly adjacent to Zermatt - the 2 valleys split at the city of Visp, the gateway to both areas.
Saas-Fee, also known as the ""Pearl of the Alps,"" is the most well-known village in Saas Valley. It is a traditional, car-free village with a rich history dating back centuries. Saas-Fee offers a wide range of skiing opportunities for all levels, from gentle slopes for beginners to challenging off-piste terrain for advanced skiers. One of the notable features of Saas-Fee is the Allalin glacier, which allows for year-round skiing.
Saas-Grund, located just a short distance from Saas-Fee, is another popular village in the valley. It is well-connected to the ski area through a modern cable car system, providing quick and easy access to the slopes. Saas-Grund is an ideal destination for families and intermediate skiers, with a variety of well-groomed pistes and stunning panoramic views. These 2 resorts share the majority of the ski km in the valley, however, they are not connected by slopes and require use of the inter-resort ski buses to switch between.
Saas-Almagell and Saas-Balen are smaller, quieter villages in Saas Valley, offering a more relaxed and authentic Alpine experience. Both villages are linked to the ski area by a regular ski bus service, ensuring convenient transportation for visitors. Saas-Almagell is the only one with its own very small area, both Almagell and Saas-Balen may not have as extensive skiing facilities as Saas-Fee or Saas-Grund, they are perfect for those seeking a peaceful getaway.
When it comes to the après-ski scene, Saas Valley has a good range of options to cater to different tastes. Saas-Fee boasts a vibrant nightlife with numerous bars, pubs, and clubs where visitors can enjoy live music, dancing, and socializing after a day on the slopes. Saas-Grund and the other villages have more relaxed après-ski atmospheres, with cozy mountain huts and charming restaurants serving traditional Swiss cuisine.
In summary, Saas Valley is a collection of charming villages offering diverse skiing opportunities in the Swiss Alps. With its rich history, excellent ski connections and range of après-ski activities, Saas Valley caters to skiers of all levels and provides a memorable alpine experience.
(Airports, trains, shared options)
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Train + Bus Option
From the airport you get a train to Visp (2.5 hrs)
From Visp, you can take the PostBus (Bus 511 - direction Saas-Fee) every half hour directly to Saas-Fee/Saas Valley.
Aprox. 3 to 4 hours total
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