On the edge of southern Switzerland in the highest mountains of the Alps you can find The Free Holiday Republic — Saas-Fee. The cold time of the year is here long and great for all winter activities, including sledding, ice climbing, snowshoe trails, winter hiking, curling, and cross-country skiing. But, the great part about this location is you can ski in the summer as well, the glaciers nearby hold snow year-round. In Saas-Fee you can see the highest Swiss mountain — Dom (4545 m). In the summer you can meet numerous marmots that are tame with people and with a little patience you will be able to feed them with carrots or nuts. Mattmark dam is one of the ten highest above sea level (2,197 m) dams in Switzerland and also worth visiting. In one of the glaciers above Saas-Fee you can visit Ice Pavilion, the largest of its kind in Switzerland — 3,500 m above sea level and 5,500 m³ wide. Ice corridors and sculptures, frozen flowers and a throne room. Amazing work inside the glacier!
Driving time — 3 h 29 min.
Distance from Zurich Airport ZRH — 251 km