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Saas Grund, Switzerland

Saas Grund ski holidays

Established in 1898 the Swiss ski resort Saas Grund lies at 1560 metres altitude in the Valais / Wallis region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3200m the area is snow sure. Over 14 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 25km of trails, which equates to around 85 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Saas Grund is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 250km or approximately 240 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Two lovely villages of large chalet hotels with a good intermediate skiing area and a lift pass taking in large neighbour Saas Fee, which has year round glacier skiing.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 6 runs 14km
Advanced Trails
 9 runs 25km
80%  Expert Trails
 1 runs 6km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Saas Grund snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Saas Grund snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) CHF259 - CHF259
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 35km
total length of Saas Grund trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 7.1km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation E
direction Saas Grund area faces
Top Altitude 3200m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1560m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1560m
centre of Saas Grund ski resort
Vertical Drop 1640m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1640m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Saas Grund web cams
Nearby resorts:

Saas Fee


Skiing in Saas Grund

10 pistes and trails means approximately 35km of runs. 16 Saas Grund lifts have capacity to transport 11000 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 7.1km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Saas Grund.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 10% intermediate, 80% advanced slopes and 10% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 3.7km Panoramapiste run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Saas Grund after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Saas Grund

Of the 16 ski lifts, 12 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Saas Grund is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Saas Grund Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

28 apres ski bars 28 restaurants 1 bowling 2 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 3 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 2 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Curling.

Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

"Saas Grund" by any other name

The Swiss resort is also known as Kreuzboden, Hohsaas, Furggstalden Hedbodme and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Saas Grund slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Saas Grund has slopes facing E.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Saas Grund

Saas Grund ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ski School of Saas Grund and has 10 teachers teaching in French, English, German and taking students from a minimum age of 4.skischule@saastal.ch ? -796896755

Saas Grund for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Saas Grund for intermediates  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Saas Grund for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Saas Grund for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Saas Grund

Saas Grund snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Saas Grund: 26km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 18km     Intermediate XC Trails: 8km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 1km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Saas Grund

Saas Grund snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 3 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1km Paragliding schools: 0

Saas Grund non skiing facilities also include Curling.

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