Ski. Saas Fee is perfect for families and beginners, with more than its fair share of nursery and intermediate slopes, but there’s also enough to keep pros happy for a week or so.
Book ages 4+ into the ski school; all the instructors speak English, and the nursery slopes run straight from the village, so it’s not too much of a slog for little legs. They’ll be fully entertained with supervised lunches and activities in the afternoons.
For younger kids, book one of the crèches or kids’ clubs, all packed to the brim with arts and crafts.
Take children to the Kids Fun Park at the sports field, with a magic carpet, a slalom course and a snow carousel.
Head for the huge sports centre with its 25m swimming pool, the toboggan run and the ice rink, and go traditional husky-dog sledding – kids get to meet and pet the dogs first, then whizz through the forest.
Take the kids to the Saas Museum, a bakery museum where they can roll their sleeves up, bake a loaf and tuck in, receiving a diploma at the end for their efforts.
Come in summer for events including fêtes and festivals where activities might include a fairytale trail. And make use of the playground above neighbouring Saas Grund, with a waterpark, themed trail and petting zoo; it’s reached by cable-car.