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Allalinhorn, view to Alphubel

Ski Touring for the Adventurous in Saas-Fee

Summit 4 of Switzerland’s 4000m peaks around the charming ski town of Saas-Fee.

Ski Touring Moderate, Difficult, Severe

Allalinhorn, view to Alphubel
Allalinhorn, view to Alphubel Photo: Charlie Boscoe


Up until 1951, Saas-Fee could only be accessed by a mule trail from the valley below, making it an isolated little mountain village populated by a small farming community. Today, Saas-Fee is a highly desirable, chic ski resort, boasting old timber chalets and narrow car-free streets, which helps to maintain its old-world charm. The skiing is also spectacular; Saas-Fee sits in a crescent-shaped valley, surrounded by north-facing, snow reliable slopes at altitudes between 2500 and 3500m, and a glistening 100m thick glacier. The resort is also enclosed by a ring of enormous mountains reaching heights of more than 4000m. This collection of adventures takes you to the summits of these surrounding peaks. Follow the whole list of 6 adventures for a challenging week-long ski tour itinerary culminating in summiting 4 4000ers.

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