2 - 3
FATMAP difficulty grade
This is an ideal first day to warm up for the week.
As 4000m peaks go it is relatively little effort and barely technical when in good condition.
It can be a steady day out and back by the same route with amazing views of a large number of other 4000m peaks.
The speedy and modern lift system at Saas Fee will take you well above 3000m to start your ski tour.
Acclimatisation will play a big part in how long it will take you to get up the peak, and possibly how much you will enjoy it (!) You begin on a piste which then becomes a good skin track, taking you to the Feejoch col between your peak and the Feechopf peak.
Above there you are on a broad ridge, sneaking round the back of the peak, before a gentle ridge doubles back to the summit cross.
There may be quite a number of people with the same itinerary, but be vigilant as the route crosses a large number of crevasses, many of which will be invisible by mature snow bridges.
Take care if venturing far from the existing tracks, especially when skiing down and carrying a bit more speed.
But above all enjoy this wonderful day out with incredible views.