Ski Holiday in Switzerland with Esprit Ski
The combination of charming, traditional villages and guaranteed snow are a winning formula for skiing in Switzerland. Home to some of the best known ski resorts, Switzerland also has lesser known villages with equally impressive slopes and fast, queue free lifts.
The Swiss resorts have also become more welcoming to families in recent years. Many have a host of special offers to encourage the little ones to ski and the Swiss Ski Schools have an excellent reputation for teaching children with English speaking classes.
One of the prettiest resorts in Switzerland is Saas Fee. The location is spectacular as it is surrounded by thirteen peaks culminating in the high glacier snow bowl of the ski area itself.
It is a perfect choice for families as the village is traffic free and the Esprit Chalet Hotel is located right at the foot of the slopes. The main lifts and children’s ski area are all within a 250-300m walk so no time is wasted in getting on to the slopes which offer a great variety of skiing to suit all abilities from cruisy blues to testing black runs. The beginners’ ski area is located at the village level.
There are also a number of activities that families can enjoy together besides the skiing such as visiting the famous ice-grotto or excellent leisure centre, and of course tobogganing, always a major hit with children.
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Saas Fee is known as ‘The Pearl of the Alps’, and rates as one of the finest jewels in Switzerland’s crown, and unquestionably one of the prettiest villages in the Esprit family ski programme.
Saas Fee is just about the perfect resort for family skiing holidays in several ways. The traffic-free village centre is a huge bonus of course, and the location of our Chalet Hotel Annahof, at the foot of the slopes and close to the main lifts means that minimal walking is required. Added to this are the many attractions for families to enjoy together beyond the skiing itself, such as the excellent leisure centre, the ice-grotto, and tobogganing – always a major hit with Sprite-age children!
Few resorts enjoy a more spectacular location than this, Saas Fee is surrounded by thirteen towering 4,000m peaks, in a delightful valley culminating in the huge glacial snow-bowl of the ski area itself. Completely snowsure, the slopes drop over a whole vertical mile from the spectacular top station at Mittelallalin down to the picture-perfect village, making for some sensationally long cruising runs.
Our fantastic Chalet Hotel Annahof is ideally located right at the foot of the ski area, with skiing to the doorstep, and conveniently close to all three main ski-lifts, as well as to the ski-school’s children’s ski area.
Saas Fee’s choice of high-speed lifts whisk you from close to our Chalet Hotel Annahof to the three main parts of the ski area – Plattjen, Felskinn and Langfluh, each of which offers a range of blue, red and black runs. A funicular from Felskinn, or the drag-lifts from Langfluh, then take you on up to the spectacular heights of Mittelallalin at 3,500m, with its famous revolving restaurant and the world’s biggest ice-grotto. From here there is a choice of sensational, stamina-testing runs all the way back down to the village at 1,800m, all set amidst some of the ski world’s most awe-inspiring scenery.
“Fantastic resort and child care was excellent”
Saas Fee, December 2012