Hotel Ferienart Resort & Spa

  • Switzerland, Saas Fee

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All meals included in our prices - buffet breakfast, daily packed lunch and 5 course evening meals

Luxuriously furnished in a chalet style throughout, the Ferienart Resort and Spa offers excellent cuisine, service and facilities, and is also much appreciated for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 73
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

    N/A 

  • Official rating: 5
  • All have bath or shower, telephone, radio, flatscreen TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.
  • 'Rustic' rooms are east-facing and traditional in style
  • More modern ‘Alpine’ rooms are south-facing.
  • Larger superior rooms are in the interconnecting ‘Rainbow’ wing.
  • 2 room ‘Alpensuite’ for up to 4 people has one bedroom and a lounge with convertible beds.
  • Some ‘Alpine’ and ‘Rainbow’ rooms have open-plan bathrooms.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Radio
  • Room safe
  • Telephone

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast, served until late morning, includes eggs, salmon and 'champagne'
  • 5 course evening meal with choice of each course  (taken in hotel's restaurants Del Ponte or Cesar Ritz)
  • Guests may dine in the hotel's à la carte restaurants on request with Sfr30 credit.
  • Free daily packed lunch for all Inghams guests 
  • Free daily afternoon cake (tea/coffee extra) 
  • Weekly gala dinner (jacket and tie requested)
  • Christmas and New Year gala dinners included
  • Weekly welcome drink 
  • No of restaurants: 4
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel 

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual 

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet 

  • Lunch service:

    Free daily packed lunch included 

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Saas Fee

Deservedly known as ‘the Pearl of the Alps’ Saas-Fee is a beautiful, high Alpine village with an excellent snow record and glacier skiing. It’s sometimes said that the quaint resort of Saas-Fee resembles a historic Zermatt – equally charming but with a slower pace of life and a more traditional ambience.

 

The enchanting, traffic-free village is surrounded by a magnificent backdrop of dazzling blue glaciers and towering peaks, including the Dom - the highest mountain located entirely within Switzerland. The glacial ski terrain is both picturesque and wild. It is a truly stunning resort in which to ski, explore and admire the view.

 

The challenging ski areas of Saas-Grund and Saas-Allmagell, further down the valley, are included in the excellent Saas-Fee ski network. In and around Saas-Fee itself the delightful blue and red runs are ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders. And the excellent Morenia snowpark provides ample entertainment in the form of jumps and rails.

 

Saas-Fee caters for all ages. Families will appreciate the friendly atmosphere as well as the fantastic, large beginners’ area in the village centre. There is plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied off the slopes, from the state of the art Aqua Allalin pool and spa complex to the Feeblitz bobsleigh/rollercoaster. And après ski in the form of live music and lively bars, ranges from the sophisticated to the downright fun. It is a spectacular location for your winter holiday.

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 145 km
  • Runs
    20
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    0
  • Longest run 9 Km
  • Snowparks

    2 snowparks

  • Lifts Drag lifts 22, Chairlifts 4, Cablecars 4
  • Slope direction N,E,W
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Restaurants, food and drink

The cuisine in Saas-Fee ranges from the Michelin starred to friendly pizzerias. On the mountain the world’s highest revolving restaurant, the Drehrestaurant Allalin, is surely a bucket list destination for its location alone. The delicious, traditional Swiss cuisine only makes it even more appealing.

The Schäferstube is a very popular restaurant just by the nursery slope. The traditional, cosy restaurant serves authentic Swiss dishes such as rösti and bratwurst. Simply delicious!

Close to the boarder with the Italian Monte Rosa Alps, it is unsurprising that Saas-Fee has a wealth of decent Italian restaurants. In the village, Del Ponte is an Inghams favourite. Great pizzas and friendly service mark this particular restaurant out. We can heartily recommend the formaggi pizza, excellent after a hard days skiing.

The gourmet Fletschhorn Restaurant has a Michelin star and serves a menu of high quality meals adapted to meet the season. Cheese and wine lovers will appreciate the huge selection of Swiss cheeses and the incredible wine cellar storing around 45,000 bottles.

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

The après scene in Saas-Fee is fairly chilled, but that doesn’t mean that residents don’t know how to party, and bars and clubs can be become both quirky and lively. By far one of the quirkiest bars in resort is Nesti’s Ski Bar. This popular, lively retreat has mad décor and a surprisingly intimate atmosphere.

Also at the livelier end of the spectrum is Popcorn. By day, it’s a sports shop selling snowboarding apparel; at night it’s a popular clubbing venue with live music and cocktails.

One of our favourite spots in the town is the Larix Bar which is located really conveniently at the bottom of the pistes. The terrace of this après ski bar is an excellent place to unwind after a long day spent skiing.

For a more sophisticated après experience you should head to the stylish Burgener Skihutte. The fabulous décor in this classy wine bar attracts and older crowd looking for a more refined après experience.

Shopping

As a small village there isn’t abundant shopping to experience in Saas-Fee, but you should have no problems finding the essentials. Small supermarkets and locally run produce stores can supply you with snacks for the mountain and sports shops will provide you with rental equipment. There are even a few upmarket gift stores, such as the local jewellery boutique, so you can bring something back home for friends, family, or even yourself.

Spas and relaxation

The Aqua Allalin centre is a state of the art swimming pool and spa complex. In addition to saunas, baths and feature showers there is also a children’s pool and a waterslide making this wellness centre suitable for families.

Both the Hotel Schweizerhof Gourmet and Spa and Hotel Ferienart Resort and Spa have excellent wellness and facilities and indoor pools. The wellness facilities at the Schweizerhof are extensive and include a whirlpool, steam bath and relaxation room. The indoor pool at the Ferienart is particularly luxurious.

Arts, culture and events

The rich history of Saas-Fee is explored in the Saaser Museum, housed in an old wooden vicarage that dates back to 1732. As well as traditional artefacts, costumes and decorative crafts the museum houses a recreation of famous, local writer, Carl Zuckmayer’s study.

Saas-Fee hosts a number of sporting events throughout the winter. A particular highlight of the local calendar is the Ice Climbing World Cup which brings with it a great, bustling atmosphere and an amazing party vibe. This action packed sporting event takes place every January and welcomes athletes from across the world.

Starting at an altitude of 3,500 m on the Mittelallain glacier, the Downhill Glacier Bike Race is a spectacular sporting event full of exciting, high-speed action. The racers hurtle down an icy mountain course covering an elevation of 1,700m. You can simply spectate or sign up to participate on this crazy race which is held in mid-March.

Also making excellent use of the glacier are the Allalin Races, which are the highest downhill, glacier race in the world. This long established racing event is traditionally held towards the end of the ski season, around the end of March and beginning of April.


For more information on travel and transport visit our Saas Fee page

Extras

Winter 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £90 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis/board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Lift Passes Days Adult 16yrs+ Youth† 9-15yrs

Whole Area Pass

6

£203

£159

Special offer- Adult Season lift pass is offered as a pre-bookable lift pass. Please note that pre-bookable
price is guaranteed while stocks last.
Lift pass purchased in the resort will not be a seasonal pass and will cost CHF365 for 6 days. 

The pass covers Saas Fee, Saas-Almagell, Saas-Grund & Saas-Balen. †Guests with children aged 6-8 please book locally for a reduced rate (parent must show proof of purchase of their own season pass). Sfr5 per person payable locally. Children 5 and under have a free lift pass.

Equipment Hire (6 days)

  Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis - £114 £156
Skis & Boots - £180 -
Snowboard & Boots - £180 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £90 -
Snowboard & Boots - £125 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis & Boots* - £57


ESKIMOS is our ski school supplier in Saas Fee. Their motto is to maintain a constant level of top quality tuition by continuously developing their services and training to ensure guests receive the best service possible.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child† (4-12yrs) 
Ski

9.30am-noon

£209 £209
Snowboarding £209 £209

Beginner ski tuition starts Sun, all other start Mon; group size is minimum 4 guests / maximum 6 guests per group. †Child snowboard 7-12yrs.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking. 

Facilities

  • Situated in the heart of the village
  • The hotel offers a free hotel bus service Monday to Friday to the ski lifts, which are approx. 10 minutes' walk away
  • Superb 1200m² 'Paradia Spa' with indoor pool, whirlpool, kneipp, well-equipped fitness room and a selection of saunas and steambaths (free), beauty salon, massage, spa treatments and solarium (pay locally)
  • Attractive bar and lounge with open fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Bar
  • à la carte restaurants: Italian 'Del Ponte' for freshly-made pastas and pizzas and 'Le Mandarin' for Oriental specialities
  • Early meals for children, if required
  • Free supervised kindergarten for 1 year olds and over Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm and 6-9pm
  • Teenagers' games room
  • Attractive sun terrace
  • Pianist some evenings
  • Weekly entertainment programme
  • Ski storage and heated boot room
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Lift
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Steam room
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi

Family Facilities

Supervised Kindergarten 9am- noon and 3-9pm Sun Fri (forapprox. 1+ years). Baby sitting on request only.

Inghams Plus

  • Early Booking Offer: Save up to £340 per couple (ends 30 Nov 2018, excludes 22 & 28 Dec)
  • Exclusive to Inghams
  • Free daily afternoon cake (tea/coffee payable locally)
  • Free non-ski kindergarten in hotel for children from 1yr (Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm & 6-9pm, on request)
  • Free daily packed lunch

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