Saas Fee “season ski pass” means you can ski all winter for £183
16th October 2017
For many keen skiers’s, the thought of skiing all winter is only a dream, but with a spare £183, that’s what you could be doing this winter, providing you are one of the first 77,777 skiers to sign up to buy the WinterCARD Classic, a season ski pass for just 233CHF! (That’s only £183).
Considering a 6-day ski pass in the Three Valleys this year will set you back €300 (£267) the lift pass deal from Saas Fee is an absolute bargain!
Saas Fee like many others ski resorts, need to know that they can cover their costs of operating the ski resort, the lifts, the piste bashers and the support staff, they brought in the idea to sell a season pass to non-local skiers a few years ago to raise money quickly, this method of selling ski passes will produce sales of £14.2m! It would be good if other great ski resorts in Europe did the same.
The rules are simple, you must be one of the first 77,777 people to sign up, then you and a child under 5 years can ski in Saas Fee when every you want all winter. The other rule is that you must book your ticket before the 17th December 2017.
Where to stay in Saas Fee from just £399 per week on full chalet board
The change in employment laws in Switzerland a few years ago affected tour operator’s ability to run chalets and chalet hotels, so many tour operators simply closed their chalets and their operated hotels. That’s why a cheap ski chalet holiday in Switzerland, is a thing of the past for all a few in the know.
Ski Line offer short breaks to at Chalet Hotel Carpe Diem in Saas Fee
Only a handful of chalet hotels now exist in Switzerland and one of them, Chalet Carpe Diem is a great base for skiers who acquire the WinterCARD classic season ski pass, as we can offer both weekly stays and short breaks. Its located in the pedestrian centre of Saas Fee! A full week’s chalet board here starts at just £399 based on an accommodation only deal, includes 7 breakfasts, afternoon tea and cakes, 6 evening meals with wine and your stay in either Single, twin or double en-suite rooms (most have balconies).
This former 3* hotel, now run as a ski chalet offers exceptional value for money but for this year is not being sold as a part of a package so you will need to make your own way there.
Chalet Carpe Diem is highly rated on Trip Advisor with 96% of reviews rating it as Excellent or very good. Our own MD and his family have booked it for Christmas. They plan to revisit too to take full advantage of the season pass at the end of the season.
How to get to Saas Fee by air
Saas Fee is easily reached from four Swiss airports, Geneva, Zurich, Basel and Sion, the later, being the nearest, within 90 minutes. It’s also possible to reach Saas Fee from Italy’s Milan Malpensa although it’s a longer transfer.
Airport transfer times
Sion airport 78km / 1 hour 30 minutes
Basel airport 226km / 3 hours 8 minutes
Geneva airport 227km / 2 hours 32 minutes
Zurich airport 249km / 3 hours 18 minutes
Milan Malpensa airport 208km / 3 hours 3 minutes
We recommend Sky Scanner for checking for the best prices and availability of flights.
Don’t forget that only Swiss and *Powdair include the cost of your ski carriage in the ticket.
*Powdair.com operate a new, direct flights to Sion from London City Airport, Manchester, Luton, Southend and Southampton airports. Powdair flights include free ski or snowboard carriage, 23 kg of hold luggage and 6kg of hand luggage.
Take the train on Swiss rail’s scenic route to Saas Fee
Transfer by Swiss rail from any Swiss airport or any Swiss border for just £112 return for adults and £56 for children aged 6 to 16. The upgrade to 1st class is worth considering at £182 for adults and £92 for children.
Return airport transfers by Train to Saas Fee for just £112 from any Swiss airport or the Swiss Border
10 Reasons to go skiing in Saas Fee:
- You can buy a season ski pass for £183 and ski all season, whenever you want!
- Attractive stunning glacial peaks surround the village
- Very high ski slopes, up to 3,500m
- Excellent off-piste skiing
- Lots of easy and intermediate terrain
- No lift queues (hence the deals on a season pass)
- Great mountain dining including the world highest revolving restaurant
- Lively après ski scene and nightlife
- Attractive car-free village
- Glacier skiing with excellent snow record