Saas Fee (resort) Tourist Attractions
From Saas Grund a minor road (4km/2mi long, gradient 8% (1 in 12) with two hairpin bends) runs up to the "road terminus", just below Saas Fee (parking lot, parking garage, service garages; no cars beyond this point). The village of Saas Fee (1,798 m/5,899ft), in a magnificent location facing the great Fee glacier, with the peaks of the Mischabel group towering above it in a wide arc, is a popular health resort, with winter sports (indoor swimming pool, ski-lifts, ice rinks, curling, toboggan run) and climbing. The modern church (1963), with a separate tower, is well adapted to its setting. In the churchyard is the grave of the writer Carl Zuckmayer (1896-1977), an honorary citizen of Saas Fee.
The Saas museum in Saas Fee contains furniture, fittings and the original study belonging to writer Carl Zuckmayer, along with the history of the glacier.
A cableway 3,400 m/11,155ft long runs southwest (23 minutes), via an intermediate station at Spielboden (2,450 m/8,038ft; marmots), to the Längfluh (2,865 m/9,400ft; restaurant, climbers' hostel), which can be reached on foot from Saas Fee via the Gletscheralp (2,135 m/7,005ft) in 2.5-3 hours (from Gletscheralp chairlift 560 m/1,837ft long, winter only).
The Längfluh is the starting-point for the ascent of the Allalinhorn (4,027 m/13,213ft; four hours, with guide), the least difficult peak in the Mischabel group, the highest point of which is the Dom (4,545 m/14,912ft), the highest mountain entirely in Swiss territory.
A cableway runs southeast from Saas Fee (12minutes) to the Plattjen (2,567 m/8,422ft; restaurant, chairlift; Berghaus Plattjen 30 minutes lower down), from which it is a 2.5-hour climb to the Britannia hut (3,029 m/ 9,938ft). Cableway from Saas Fee to the Hannig-Alp (2,400 m/7,874ft), to the west.
Felskinn (ice cave)
Metro Alpin (underground funicular)
The mountain village of Saas Fee tends to attract the young, serious skier. No cars are allowed in the town, a host of 10,000-foot peaks face the hotels. There is skiing virtually year-round. The ski terrain has something for everyone ranging from a scenic descent of the Langfluh Glacier, to the black diamond runs accessed by a subterranean funicular at the top of the Mittelallalin.