Chalet Esprit / Saas Fee
Saas Fee's Chalet Esprit is a luxurious,freestanding chalet situated on a hill by a wooded forest near the heart of Saas Fee, 2 minutes away from the Hannig lift station.
Spread over three floors, there are four double bedrooms providing luxury accommodation for 8 adults. All 4 bathrooms are en-suite.
You enter the chalet by the first floor; the spacious hall (with guest w.c.) leads you to an open-plan dining and kitchen area surrounded by breathtaking panoramic windows. The living area is set on a raised podium with a fireplace and snug sofas. A large south facing sun-deck has a big teak table and seating, completing the postcard picture.
A wooden flight of stairs leads up to the second floor, where you will find the junior suite bedroom featuring a stunning traditional wooden double bed, double height sloping ceilings and a sofa corner. The bathroom with w.c, bath and shower cabinet is en-suite. Across the landing is another en-suite bedroom with two large single beds.
The ground floor is where the other two en-suite double bedrooms are located, both of which have beautiful traditional double wooden beds. Your private sauna and shower is down a flight of stairs on the lower ground floor.
Esprit is a new, contemporary chalet designed by a leading Swiss architect, using only the best materials such as Alpine larch wood paneling and charcoal grey slate flooring.
Direct access to the Saas Fee village centre (3 min) is down a somewhat steep set of steps, while electric taxis can bring you to the top private road entrance for effortless access. Experts can ski off-piste down to the chalet from the Hannig lift slopes. The main base lift station and resort run are a 10 min walk away, or a short taxi ride. Skis and boots may be left at our partner shop next to the end of the run.
Saas Fee has achieved the subtle balance between retaining its historic appeal and building modern facilities for its guests.
The village is at an altitude of 1,800 metres, while the top lift station is at a breathtaking 3,500 metres, thus giving a substantial 1,700 metres of vertical. Most importantly, Saas Fee is what is know as a 'snow-trap'; it consistently gets a greater amount of snow than any of the other resorts in the region. When you factor in the extensive glacier skiing, you get a completely snow-sure resort, with a large summer ski area too, and one of the longest seasons in the Alps, going from November to the 1st of May.
Sleeps 8 with 4 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
TV and DVD in each bedroom
Large plasma screen with satellite TV
Prices & Service
Upon arrival in car-free Saas Fee, you will be met at the head of the village and taken to the chalet by electric taxi, where you will be greeted with a champagne welcome.
Your chalet host will look after you all week, ready to assist with the many details that make for a perfect ski holiday, for example by sourcing the right ski equipment, ski passes, arranging heated boot and ski storage near the lifts, making lunch reservations, organising nannies and massages, and much more.You will be pampered with a cooked breakfast, afternoon tea and a four course fine gourmet dinner with different wine pairings six nights out of seven.
This service is based on a week-long stay and services may be tailored to your exact requirements during the booking process. Exact services included with each booking will be listed on the Booking Confirmation.
Distance to piste: 10 min. walk
Distance to lifts: 2 min. walk to the Hannig toboggan lift station
Distance to resort centre: 3 min. drive
Distance to airports:
Geneva (GVA) 230km
Zurich (ZHR) 250km
Saas-Fee is one of our favorite places. It oozes Swiss charm and the setting is stunning - spectacular glaciers and 4000m peaks surround the place. And good snow is guaranteed, even late in the season: the altitude you spend most of our time at - between 2500mand 3600m - is unrivaled in the Alps. From the entrance to Saas-Fee, several quaint lanes lead down (southwest) into the heart of the village, full of shops and some boutiques, but still with much character and charm. One of the world's top resorts, picturesque, car free, excellent facilities. Year round glacier skiing accessed by underground funicular and other modern, efficient lifts, including the 3-S-Bahn, a 30-person gondola.
The ski resort Saas-Fee is set among the highest mountains in the Swiss Alps. The car-free glacier village is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Alps". On a ski holiday in Saas-Fee you can count on good snow conditions. The skiing area reaches up to 3600 meters. At this high altitude, and with the resort’s glacier ski area, a reliable snow cover is guaranteed, and many kilometres of slopes offer skiing opportunities for everyone. While beginners practice in the village, freestylers have fun in the snow park at the Mittelallalin and carvers make the most of the sweeping glacier slopes. And there is great skiing to be had in summer, as well. After a day on the slopes call in at one of the many après-ski and snow bars in the village.
Highest lift: 3600m
Longest Run: 10km
Cross Country: 32km
Snow Parks: 1