With around 35 kilometers of slopes, Saas-Grund is certainly not one of the large ski resorts in Switzerland, but for shorter stays or for families it is definitely worth a visit. The ski area...
The Ski Resort
Blessed with abundant sunshine, the ski resort Hohsaas is also worth a visit. Easy accessible from Saas-Grund you will find 34,5 kilometer (21,4 miles) of slopes and off you go into the pure skiing pleasure.
Gondola Kreuzboden brings you right to the eponymous ski resort from where the gondola Hohsaas takes only 8 minutes to bring you up to an altitude of 3200 meter (10498 feet). At the summit you´ll find the glacier and Hohkraut slopes that invite for hours of carving fun. While having a blast on your skis you can admire the view of the Saaser mountain and glacier world.
Located at the top station Kreuzboden, you´ll find the kids park Snowland. Here, the Sioux Indians take over and the Sunkid magic carpet gives little ones access to the park. The kids get the chance to explore tepees or go crazy on the playground. Kreuzboden is also the starting point for the trail descending into the town of Saas-Grund.
- It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in the Valais.
- Elevated between 5118 ft and 10499 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 5 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Switzerland. The vertical drop from summit to base is 5381 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 2877 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Average snow depth during the season is 47 " at summit elevation and 10 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 57 " at summit elevation and 11 " at the base. Therefore Saas-Grund Hohsaas is among the 10 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Switzerland.
- Saas-Grund Hohsaas features 65 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 65 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 25 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
The mid-mountain restaurant Hohsaas spoils their guests with regional specialties.