This page will tell you all you need to know about transfers to Saas Almagell a ski resort in Saastal, Swiss Alps with altitudes ranging from 1672m to 2400m. This resort is part of the Saastal ski area with access to 56 individual pistes. In addition to the skiing in Saas Almagell itself (8 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 above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.
We have listed the airports in order of distance from the resort, with the nearest at the top. This should give you the best idea of the airport transfer you need. We have also taken a look at alternative transport methods to and from the resort. Public transport options, if available, are given towards the end of the page.
Saas-Almagell is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The municipality is located in the Visp district and is located approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) from Saas-Fee. It is the southernmost municipality in the Saas valley and consists of the village of Saas-Almagell, part of the hamlet of Unter den Bodmen and the hamlets of zum Moos, Alpien and Furggstalden. It is the starting point for the small independent ski area of Fugglstalden-Heidbodme which is also part of the combined Saasquistal ski region, albeit connected to the other parts of the region by postal boat, rather than dedicated skilifts. As well as downhill skiing and snowboarding pistes, it has uphill skiing and sledging trails. It was also the early home of the famous Swiss skier Pirmin Zurbriggen.
There is one airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Saas Almagell are perfectly feasible. Sion Airport is just an hour’s drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from the airport listed above. Trains to the resort run from Sion airport Mon-Sun: 7:30 AM–5:30 PM · every 60 min and the journey takes 2 hours and 26 minutes. Trains also run from Basel airport Mon-Sun · 7 times per day and the journey takes 4 hours and 16 minutes. From Berne airport trains run Mon-Sun: 8 AM–5 PM · every 60 min and take 3 hours and 5 mins to reach the resort. From other airports the journey take a bit longer.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.