|Saas-Fee is a Swiss village and tourism centre in the Saas-Valley in the Wallis mountains. Its location close to the Dom and the Allalin provides winter sport opportunities throughout the entire year. The community is considered to be a very attractive winter sport destination in the Swiss Alps. Typical activities include skiing, carving, snowshoe trekking, canyon climbing and ice climbing.
Saas-Fee offers 26 lifts, including 4 trams, 3 gondolas, 2 chairs, and 17 surface lifts. The loipe has a vertical drop of 1,800 m (5,906 ft), a top elevation of 3,550 m (11,647 ft) and covers 100 km (30 km beginner, 45 km intermediate, 25 km adavanced). Other activities include snowboarding (halfpipe and park), paragliding, hang gliding, and tobogganing.
Saas-Fee can be reached by car or bus?buses are running during the day every 15 minutes from Brig and Visp. No cars are allowed to enter the city (they have to be parked in special car parks outside); only small electric vehicles operate on the streets (and some petrol-driven garbage trucks). The resort offers many culture, sports and off-slope activities, including classical music, a sports and leisure complex, restaurants, and nightclubs. The resort features a modern underground funicular railway up to the skiing area and the highest revolving restaurant of the world at 3,500 m (11,500 feet). The touristic slogan of Saas-Fee is "Die Perle der Alpen" (The pearl of the Alps). The campus of the European Graduate School, a university of the canton Valais, is also located in Saas-Fee.