Saastal

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Saastal with Saas-Fee and Saas-Grund

The Saastal or the Saas Valley is an alpine valley in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is separated from the Mattertal valley by the Dom.

In 1851, Domherr Peter Joseph Ruppen wrote about Die Chronik des Thales Saas, the Chronicle of the Saas Valley. It is still the work over the Saas Valley. Persons like Peter Joseph Zurbriggen and Alois Zurbriggen kept the chronicle scientifically.

Until 1893, the municipalities of Almagell, Balen, Fee and Grund were a single parish. A church is in Saas-Grund which includes the inhabitants of Almagell, Balen and Fee.

Mattmarksee is a reservoir built in the 1960s.

The region hosts an extensive winter sports region, comprising the separate ski areas of Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund and Saas-Almagell. As well as individual ski passes a combined pass is available; each of these areas is connected to the other parts of the region by postal bus, rather than dedicated skilifts.

Coordinates: 46°06′59.95″N 7°55′59.96″E / 46.1166528°N 7.9333222°E / 46.1166528; 7.9333222