A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a super cheap crowd funded deal to shred Saas Fee for the winter, possibly the best offer for skiers on a budget this winter. As of today, Saas Fee have confirmed that with the sale of 75,000 passes, they will now honour the offer and everyone who has signed up will get their passes. For the next 4 more days you can still opt in to the deal even though it's now guaranteed. Simple enough, 6000ft vertical (all of which was open last weekend) for $220.
If you want a flavor of what's on offer in Saas, check out this edit from local legend Freddi Kalbermatten (snowboard warning). Hopefully, I'll see you there!
Saas-Fee, 23 November 2016 – As of this evening, 75,000 people have signed up for the Saas-Fee WinterCARD. Saastal Bergbahnen AG announced today that the deal would be going ahead. Registration will remain open until 27 November 2016 as planned.
Registration for the Saas-Fee WinterCARD opened on the www.we-make-it-happen.ch platform on 21 October 2016. To date, we have sold 66’200 season passes at CHF 222, 5’200 three-year passes, and 600 15-year passes. “We decided to activate the deal once we hit 75,000 registrations. Reaction to the campaign has been very positive. We would like to thank the individuals and numerous service providers and tour operators that have made this possible,” says Rainer Flaig, member of the administrative board of Saastal Bergbahnen AG.
Together for innovation
"The entire village will benefit from the WinterCARD deal,” explains Pascal Schär, CEO of Saastal Marketing AG. “Tourism needs innovative ideas. We are convinced that this crowdfunding campaign is a step in the right direction.” The we-make-it-happen.ch platform will remain active until 27 November 2016 as planned. Season passes will be valid in the ski areas of Saas-Fee and Saas-Almagell from 1 December 2016.