Guidebook

Ski Touring for the Adventurous in Saas-Fee

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

Description

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.

Sources
https://www.skiweekends.com/latest-news/direct-news/saas%20fee/a-guide-to-saas-fee-the-pearl-of-the-alps

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/resort-guides/switzerland/saas-fee/

https://www.skiclub.co.uk/switzerland/resorts/saas-fee

Allalinhorn, 4027m
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Allalinhorn, 4027m

Saas Fee
2 - 3 hrs
4.4 km
649 m
579 m
40 °
One of the easier 4000m peaks in the Alps
Moderate
Private
Swiss 4000ers: Weissmies 4017m
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Swiss 4000ers: Weissmies 4017m

Saas Fee
3 - 4 hrs
5.2 km
951 m
951 m
41 °
A complicated and isolated glacial peak with amazing views.
Severe
Private
Swiss 4000ers: Wiessmies, 4017m alternative route from the S
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Swiss 4000ers: Wiessmies, 4017m alternative route from the S

Saas Fee
1 day +
8.8 km
2,396 m
45 m
50 °
Traversing this fine and isolated mountain from a beautiful and remote, unguarded mountain hut provides an aesthetic and excellent day.
Difficult
Private
Alphubel, 4206m via East Flank
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Alphubel, 4206m via East Flank

Saas Fee
5 - 6 hrs
7.6 km
1,317 m
1,316 m
41 °
A long but relatively steady ascent up a big remote glacial peak, with great views of the giant Weisshorn nearby.
Severe
Private
Swiss 4000ers: Fluchthorn, 3795m
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Swiss 4000ers: Fluchthorn, 3795m

Saas Fee
6 - 7 hrs
13.8 km
1,222 m
1,219 m
42 °
A shorter day to yet another fine summit, allowing you lighter packs as you will be returning to the same hut.
Moderate
Private
Swiss 4000ers: Strahlhorn, 4190m.
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Swiss 4000ers: Strahlhorn, 4190m.

Saas Fee
1 day +
21.5 km
1,278 m
2,631 m
31 °
A long journey to a watershed peak between the Saas and Zermatt valleys, with a nearly 3000m descent to finish!
Difficult
Private