|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Chalet Christiana is ideally placed in the centre of Saas Fee and is moments away from shops and restaurants (although it is still quiet) and there is no need to catch the bus to the slopes as it is only 5 minutes walks to the ski lifts.
The chalet will sleep up to 8 people in one large family room (sleeps 4) with ensuite and two further double bedrooms, both with their own balcony, there is also a large terrace and a second bathroom. There is a fitted kitchen, fully equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. It has a dining area with seating for 8 and living area with TV/cable, stereo system and wireless broadband internet connection. The chalet also benefits from balconies on 3 sides to take advantage of the wonderful views.
The chalet is well located near the centre of Saas Fee, is well equipped and very clean. It was ideal for our family group of seven, with ages ranging from 4 to 67. Everything is an easy walk from the Christiana, including the hire shops and the ski school meeting place.
We flew to Geneva and took the train from Geneva Airport to Visp (2 1/2 hours), and then got the regular coach service up to Saas Fee (approx. 30 minutes). Especially with small children, far nicer than a coach transfer!
Saas Fee has some really good restaurants, a good ski school and well prepared pistes. With skiing up to 3500m, it's also pretty snowsure.
It must be said that, with an exchange rate of CHF1.45 to the £, skiing anywhere in Switzerland tends to be on the pricey side. A 6 day area lift pass was £273, with (disappointingly) no discount for over 65s and the two other ski areas of Saas Grund and Saas Almagell can only be reached by coach. By comparison, we paid £179 in January 2014 for a seniors 6 day lift pass in St Anton, Austria, which is a far bigger ski area.
Top tip - for a really good meal up the mountain, try the Bergrestaurant Spielboden, which is at the top of the Spielboden gondola.
The chalet description and rates probably undersells this property and for the price , quality and location you are unlikely too get much better . We have been ski-ing for more years than I care to remember but we have not had a more enjoyable trip. The chalet was large enough for six to stay comfortably and was of a very good standard. It is in the centre of Saas Fee which makes it easy to access the lifts to the main ski area , great for apres ski and only yards from two supermarkets and a bakery.
My only tip would be that unless you want to get on infrequent buses to other areas of the pistes then I wouldnt bother paying for the area lift pass ( certainly if a novice !) and just buy a local lift pass as the main area is fine for most skiers and the prices are high anyway.
Get up on the slopes reasonably early and go up the Alpine Express to the higher slopes as these get the sun for most of the day and are easier to ski than the lower slopes which are mostly north facing.
If you have read this far I can assure you that I do not know the chalet owner ! and feel that for the price you could probably not get better in resort.
Our family of 4 recently stayed here for Christmas and New Year. What a lovely surprise to have a Christmas Tree up and decorated to welcome us. This chalet is in a perfect location - close to everything. Both supermarkets are literally 20 meters away. The chalet itself had everything you could possibly need for a self catering getaway.
It was very easy to get hold of Donna from the initial enquiry to the booking. Nothing was a problem. The property was spotless. I would recommend this property to others and I would stay there again myself. Our only issue was the height of the ceilings - for myself it was fine but for my two boys both 6'5" they continually kept banging their heads on the light fittings and roof line - amusing to me but they didn't seem to think it was funny!!! Teenagers!!
A perfect village just to get away to and relax....lots of walks and lots of coffee shops....what more could you want!! Oh and lots of skiing for those that ski.....I think summer would be just as nice as winter with the different seasonal activities each would bring. Enjoy...
Superb location, central to everything, ski hire, ski school, ski slopes, bars, restaurants and shops.
Comfortable apartment with everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Would thoroughly recommend it.
What a wonderful time we had in Saas Fee! The skiing was wonderful and the cable car and main ski access areas were very convenient to get to from Apartment Christiana. This location is perfect for families and individuals who want to enjoy great skiing, a beautiful Swiss village (which is motor car free) and good restaurants on your door step offering all sorts of Swiss delights.
The apartment was perfect, offering good and clean occommodation - and included all the facilities you need in a ski apartment. Apartment Christiana is set in a prime position, which is very central (and suprisingly quiet). Ski hire shops and the Ski School booking office is located just around the corner.
All in all this was a fantastic "all rounder"!
We've just come back from a wonderful girls ski weekend at this chalet and had a great time! The booking process was very easy and Donna (the owner) was really helpful in organising our booking and giving travel advice etc. As we only had a few days there and wanted to make the most of our time, the fantastic central location really worked out well - close to restaurants and shops - but still dead quiet at night. Although there were 5 adults in our party, we all had plenty of room and storage for all our stuff!
I would definately book again for this location and am already planning to return next season with the family!
Saas Fee is a beautiful car free village in Valais amid high peaks and glaciers. A traditional village with stunning views offering year round glacier skiing and maintaining an ancient charms.
It offers snow sure skiing due to its height of 1800m and has 100kms of ski slopes for beginners to advanced skiers. You can ski at one of the highest areas in Switzerland , up to an altitude of 3600m above sea level. There are plenty of activities whether you want to indulge in a little apres-ski or enjoy a gentle stroll, or want to join in a game of curling or night time sledding run there is plenty of entertainment for all ages.
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7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Local tourist taxes of 2.50 Chf per night/per adult (CHF 1.25 per night per child from 6-16) is payable locally at the tourist office.
Guest cards are available (4.86 Chf per person per night) payable locally at the tourist office.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.