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Saas Almagell

Saas Almagell Ski Resort Guide

Saas Almagell, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length14km9 miles
Highest Lift2,400m7,874ft
Resort Height1,672m5,486ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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Saas Almagell

The Swiss ski resort of Saas Almagell is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,672m5,486ft, with 14km9 miles of marked runs.


Saas Almagell is part of the Saastal ski area with access to 159km99 miles of downhill skiing, with 56 marked pistes, served by a total of 35 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Saas Almagell itself (14km9 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Saastal ski resorts of Saas-Fee and Saas Grund.

The ski resort itself is at 1,672m5,486ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,400m7,874ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Saas Almagell offers some good boarding.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Saas Almagell is 3km2 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Saas Almagell?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm4in, expected on 2 November.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Saas Almagell

Ski Area Stats

Saas Almagell Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 11km7 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 1 3km2 miles
Total Length
14km9 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
26km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Saastal Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
159km99 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Saas Almagell Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,400m7,874ft
Lowest Piste1,672m5,486ft
Resort Altitude (Saas Almagell)1,672m5,486ft
Max Vertical728m2,388ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Saas Almagell
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Saas Almagell

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Location and Map

Where is Saas Almagell?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Saastal, Visp.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Saas Almagell is Sion, 70 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Basel, Berne and Milan Malpensa airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 7,190 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 14km9 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Saas Almagell open?

 Open from : December 18, 2021.

 Closes : April 18, 2022.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Saas Almagell, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Tourist Office Website for the latest.

Saas Almagell