Guidebook

Phenomenal Freeriding in Switzerland’s Saas-Fee

Discover “The Pearl of the Alps” with these 6 freeriding adventures.

Description

Surrounded by 13 giant peaks over 4000m, Saas-Fee is one of the highest and most desirable skiing destinations in the Alps. It's a charming Swiss chocolate-box resort, renowned for its reliable powder snowfall and long seasons.

The lift system is vast and fast, featuring a 30-person gondola which carries 1,500 eager skiers from Saas-Fee village up to the 3,000m Felskinn peak every hour. The skiable area is relatively small, at 100km, and the majority of the piste runs are suitable for beginners and intermediates. Beyond that, there are countless freeriding lines to keep expert skiers satisfied when venturing beyond the resort boundaries. Dive into this list to get yourself started.

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

Saas Fee Riverbed
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Saas Fee Riverbed

Saas Fee
275 m
30 °
N
0 m
0.8 km
A short but fun riverbed ski line, close to the pistes and not too challenging so open to many levels of skier and snowboarder.
Moderate
Private
High Five
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High Five

Saas Fee
676 m
35 °
E
8 m
1.9 km
A steep river bed off piste line
Difficult
Private
Plattjen Pillow Line
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Plattjen Pillow Line

Saas Fee
527 m
35 °
E
0 m
1.0 km
A great pillow line for those looking to hop from snowcapped rock to snowcapped rock.
Moderate
Private
Garden of Eden - Langfluh side
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Garden of Eden - Langfluh side

Saas Fee
497 m
45 °
N
0 m
1.2 km
A large area full of fun and wide off piste sections of plenty of powder with various gradients.
Difficult
Private
The Garden of Eden - Morenia Lift
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Garden of Eden - Morenia Lift

Saas Fee
749 m
36 °
N
12 m
2.4 km
A large area full of fun and wide off-piste sections of plenty of powder with various gradients.
Difficult
Private
Plattjen Tree Run
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Plattjen Tree Run

Saas Fee
420 m
31 °
W
0 m
0.9 km
A classic tree run. Easily accessible and very open to find your own fresh lines even on the busiest of days.
Easy
Private