Saas Fee, Switzerland

Spring Fling - All Mountain Ski Camp

The Venue

Saas Fee, in the Canton of Valais, is one of Switzerland great mountain sport centers, well known amongst not only skiers but also mountaineers, rock climbers, ice climbers, mountain bikers and paragliders.

The village sits in a sunny hanging valley above the long, deep valley of Saas Tal, and below the stunning Allalinhorn (plus another ten or so 4000 meter peaks!). Right above the village are huge glaciers, and right below, villages, farms and vineyards basking in a Mediterranean climate.

Around two thirds of buildings in town are relatively modern, though local building code requires them to be built of at least 40% wood and designed to suit the traditional aesthetic of the settlement, and thus the old, (and sometimes very old) buildings in the village and surrounding fields are still prominent throughout.

Prior to the 1950’s only footpaths reached Saas Fee, and when the road finally did come the inhabitants decided to halt motor vehicles outside the village boundary in an underground car park. To this day, the only motorised vehicles allowed in the village are small buses and taxis, which are all electric, plus of course the occasional garbage truck and the grooming machines at the ski area!

In the evenings in Saas Fee, it’s all too easy to imagine living here…… strolling to the bakery in the morning, going for a ski for a couple of hours, maybe a beer or two afterwards, and then home in the silence of an alpine evening to sit and listen for the crumps and whumps of the glaciers not that far above. 

The friendly and welcoming people of Saas Fee know they have it pretty good, and they are committed to keeping it this way!

The Package

- 7 nights accommodation (including spa)
- 7 days breakfasts
- 5 days lift pass
- 5 days coaching
- Welcome dinner on arrival night
- Goodbye dinner on evening prior to departure

We have incorporated a day off into the program, in order to give people a chance to choose their own adventure. Options include a day trip to Zermatt, (with the chance to ski for those who don’t mind an early start), hiking in the valley, hiring a guide for a ski touring day up the Allalinhorn or similar day tour, and many other sporting or cultural exploration options.

This camp is ideal for any intermediate to expert level skier, whether you want to masterfully carve groomers, slay slushy bumps, or train for that next level of instructor qualification.

The Ski Area

The Saas Fee ski area covers a huge vertical drop, from the village at 1800 meters right up to the top of the train at 3500 meters, the site of a revolving restaurant.
Some of the ski area is on glaciated terrain and from here the views of surrounding peaks and glaciers are stunning.
The area has been used in film and television extensively, and was the setting for one of James Bond’s best known ski chases, in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.
Fans of the 80’s boyband “Wham!” will also recognise Saas Fee as the setting for the video of their hit single, “Last Christmas”. Section 8’s technical director of disco dance, Tobin Leopkey, a “Wham!” superfan, has been working on a cover version of this song, complete with dance steps, and is looking forward to performing for you in the cable car where the video was shot.

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When?

Arrival: Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Departure: Saturday, April 20th, 2019

How Much?

  • $2,895 CAD per person for single occupancy
  • $2,595 CAD per person for double occupancy
  • $1,195 CAD per person for coaching only (lift pass not Included)
  • Note* for double occupancy you supply the partner

Science Friction Club Members

Early Bird Discount... Save $200 on the listed price if you confirm your booking for this camp before October 31st, 2018.

59
Days
03
Hours
13
Minutes
31
Seconds

Note* A non refundable deposit of $600 CAD will be required to confirm your space. Spaces are limited so don't procrastinate too long!

(All Prices in Canadian Dollars)