The altitude you spend most of your day at – between 2500m and 3500m is unrivalled in the Alps. Good for beginners and intermediates with a good attitude towards snowboarding. For non skiers/boarders, the Hannig lift provides access to the non-ski area which has many marked footpaths, and also the sledging run.
The village nursery slopes provide some of the best terrain for learning in the Alps with a very gentle and wide slope to get used to the feeling of sliding around on snow. A second wide but steeper slope allows for a seamless transition allowing beginners to perform basic open turns at controlled speeds.
Intermediate skiing (75km):
Walking out of the tunnel at the top of the Felskinn or Alpin Express lifts (3000m) brings you to some easy blues and gentle reds. A 6 man chair will loop you around ‘Morenia’ where the most suitable terrain lies.
Advanced skiing (39km):
Head straight to the top (3500m) by catching the train after Felskinn or Alpin Express and explore the glacier where some of the best snow in the Alps can be found. DO NOT leave the glacial pistes unless you are with a guide. The numerous intiéraire (yellow marked off-piste) routes change all the time and are dependent on snow and weather conditions meaning you can tackle them one day after the other and have a totally different experience. You are likely to find yourself repeating many of the main pistes during your week, however the width of the pistes gives you the opportunity to explore new lines and re-think how you ski.
If you are interested in free-riding and find yourself thinking about challenging lines, Saas-Fee has some incredible off-piste terrain if you know where to find it. Your best bet to make the most of the mountain is to hire a guide who will suggest a number of different tours dependant on the past and current weather conditions.