About Spielboden and Längfluh
Available: mid July - mid September.
Saas-Fee Citizens' Pass: FREE during the summer months
Half Fare Card or Swiss Travel Pass: discounts available during the winter for non skiers.
Travel to Spielboden where you are bound to see marmots, the comical little mountain dwellers, before a second journey to Längfluh. This is a magnificent location from which to enjoy the views of the Saas glacier, down to the village of Saas-Fee and towards the Dom which at 4,545m is one of the highest mountains in Switzerland.
Journeys to the mountain
Enjoy the views from the cable car as you leave Saas-Fee and head to Spielboden at 2,448m. You can spend time here or continue directly on to the second cable car towards Längfluh, which lies at 2,780m above sea level.
Take a walk down from the Spielboden cable car station to the Gletschergrotte, a welcoming mountain restaurant which offers a cosy dining room and panoramic sun terrace. The menu includes Valaisian specialities and some delicious homemade cakes, apple strudel and cream slices.
You may like to bring a picnic, which can be enjoyed at a number of scenic spots around Spielboden and Längfluh.
You have a choice of delightful walks in this region. You can walk from Spielboden back down to Saas-Fee or across to Plattjen at 2,570m.
You can also walk from Spielboden up to Längfluh, with its views of the never-ending ice of the Saas glaciers and views of some of the highest peaks in Switzerland. At Längfluh you may spot experienced mountain climbers at the start of their ascent of the Alphubel at 4,206m!
Marmot community at Spielboden
During the ski season, the marmots are sleeping in their cosy burrows. During the summer you are bound to see these comical creatures in the area around Spielboden. They are usually more than happy to be fed by visitors with carrots and nuts!
You can walk to the cable car station at the edge of Saas-Fee village.
From here it is a two stage cable car journey up to Spielboden and then Längfluh.