Saas-Fee is a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland. Saas-Fee, a resort village in the Swiss Alps near the Italian border, is known for its proximity to mountains more than 4,000m above sea level, or 4-thousanders. It's a gateway to more than 100km of pistes for skiing and snowboarding, plus sledding and toboggan runs. The Mittelallalin Ice Pavilion is a frozen grotto carved into the Fee Glacier. In the summer, the surrounding area draws hikers and rock climbers.
Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The villages in its neighborhood are Saas-Almagell, Saas-Grund and Saas-Balen. Its location close to the glaciers of the Dom and the Allalinhorn provides winter sport opportunities throughout the year, and neighbouring peaks such as the Weissmies, the Nadelhorn and the Lenzspitze are popular climbs in the summer season. The community is considered to be a very attractive winter sport destination in the Swiss Alps. Typical activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe trekking, canyon climbing and ice climbing.
Saas-Fee offers 22 lifts, including 3 cable cars, 1 funicular railway (Metro Alpin), 5 gondolas (1 dedicated to walkers), 2 chairlifts, the remainder being surface lifts (draglifts). The ski run has a vertical drop of 1,800 m (5,906 ft), a top elevation of 3,550 m (11,647 ft) and covers 100 km (62 mi) (30 km (19 mi) beginner, 45 km (28 mi) intermediate, 25 km (16 mi) advanced). Other activities include paragliding, hang gliding, and tobogganing.
The nearest airport to Saas-Fee is Sion (SIR) Airport which is 13 km away. Other nearby airports include Geneva (GVA) (110 km), Milan Malpensa (MXP) (125 km), Zurich (ZRH) (150 km) and Milan Linate (LIN) (170 km). Saas-Fee has a heliport (ICAO: LSEZ) and a helicopter operator, Air Saas-Fee, which also provides alpine rescue services. Geneva Airport can be reached within just of about 45 minutes flight time by helicopter charter, price starting from 4000 EUR (4 Pers.), Zürich Airport for 55 minutes from 5200 EUR. (5 Pers.), or Basel Airport 60 minutes from 5400 EUR (5 Pers.)... Do not forget your camera!