Majestic four-thousand-metre peaks, glaciers so close you could almost touch them, a deep blue sky: that's the Saas Valley. Discover our unique world of mountains which fascinates visitors in both summer and winter. The four villages in the Saas Valley have a wide variety of activities for tourists all year round. Welcome to our valley!
Saas-Grund is the village at the heart of the Saas Valley and offers a wide variety of activities for tourists. It is the ideal starting place for undertaking the legendary high-altitude Saas trails. From Hohsaas (3100 m above sea-level) you can enjoy a breathtaking view of all 18 four-thousand-metre peaks which surround the area - a real highlight of your holiday.
The Saas Valley is situated in the south of Switzerland on the border with Italy. Well-known resorts such as Locarno and Ascona in the canton of Ticino are at the same latitude. The Saas Valley enjoys a mild, evenly-balanced climate despite its high altitude, as indicated by the unusually high tree-line and the rich and colourful alpine flora among other things. Visitors can enjoy around 300 days of sunshine a year.
Apart from its 350 km-long network of hiking paths, the Saas Valley also has a wide variety of summer activities for both old and young: summer skiing and snowboarding, mountain-biking, mini-golf, pétanque, pit pat, trekking on horseback, scooters, aerobics, climbing sessions for children and sunrise excursions, to name but a few.
Get fit on the new Helsana Swiss running walking trail! The trail is perfect for Nordic Walking, Walking and Running.
Nordic walking is a new trend sport which was developed in Finland. Over the years, it has developed into a kind of summer training course for cross-country skiers and all fitness enthusiasts. Walking with special poles turns classical walking into an effective training exercise for the whole body with maximum effect.