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.
Alpine Downhill Runs
0 runs 0km
6 runs 14km
9 runs 25km
1 runs 6km
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
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.
Saas Grund reviews, 2.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.