Felskinn and Allalin - Valais

The highest viewing point in the region

 
About Felskinn and Allalin

Available: mid June - end October.

Costs

Saas-Fee Citizens' Pass: FREE to Felskinn during the summer months, then 30 Sfr with your Half Fare Card or Swiss Travel Pass

Discounts available with your Half Fare Card during the winter for non skiers.

Take the Alpine Express cable car to Felskinn, with sweeping views of Saas-Fee en route. Spend time here or continue on the Metro Alpin to the mighty Allalin's austere landscape and the world's highest revolving restaurant. There are amazing alpine views and on a clear day, there's a distant view of Lake Maggiore.


Highlights

Journeys to the mountain

This is a very dramatic journey to the Allalin mountain. The first section of the journey has some lovely views from the cable car over Saas-Fee. You will arrive at the 3,000m Felskinn, where you can have a drink or take a scenic walk.

From Felskinn, the world's highest underground funicular will speed you through the heart of the mountain to the Mittelallalin station at 3,500m above sea level. The Metro Alpin funicular was opened in 1984 and covers a length of 1,749m, with an altitude difference of 476m between the two stations.

Refreshments

At Felskinn station you can try the Bergrestaurant for a quick bite to eat or a refreshing drink. You can also walk down the Morenia Begrestaurant for refreshments and a great view from the sun terrace. 

Up at the Allalin station, we recommend that you treat yourself in the amazing revolving restaurant. It takes an hour for the restaurant to make its full 360 degree circuit so you will have plenty of time to relax and admire the wonderful, ever-changing views of the stunning mountains. The cuisine on offer is international with some Swiss delicacies.

Ice Pavilion

The refurbished Ice Pavilion is the biggest in the world and tells the story of the 2,000 year old glacier. Walk 114 steps down below the ice and discover an awe-inspiring glimpse into the fascinating world of eternal ice. Visitors can now also experience an avalanche simulation with lighting effects and a shock wave that reverberates through your entire body.

The Ice Pavilion is payable locally. You can buy a combined ticket for the Metro Alpin and the ice Pavilion.

Glacier fun

The Glacier Fun park is open during July and August from 10-2pm (if conditions allow). You can have fun on the snowtubes and skidoos for free with your Saas-Fee Citizens' Pass. 

You can ski even in the summer on the Allalin glacier! This is a truly special experience thanks to the pleasant temperatures and 20km of diverse glacier pistes. You might also spot national and international sports teams training at the summer skiing area. Skiing is payable locally; equipment can be hired in Saas-Fee.


Directions

You can walk or take the bus to the valley station for the Alpine Express. Here, the cable car departs regularly for Felskinn, with some glorious views en route. From Felskinn, the Metro Alpin underground train operates until around 3.30pm every day.

More excursions in the region

The mountain excursions are second to none in this beautiful region. The excellent network of cable cars and funiculars will transport you to a wide choice of delightful sightseeing areas with spectacular views. Wherever you choose to visit, you will find unforgettable alpine landscapes.

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Your choice of resorts

Our Valais resorts include Zermatt and Saas-Fee, both picturesque villages perched high up in the Alps. Closer to sea level is the historic trading town of Brig, with access to scenic rail journeys, lovely walks and the amazing Aletsch Glacier. 

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