45th Saas-Fee Course
From Protoplanetary Disks to Planet Formation

Outdoor activities

The Saas-Fee Course 2015 will be held in Les Diablerets, a scenic small village in the Swiss Alps. It offers various winter activities. We provide a high-resolution detailed PDF map of Les Diablerets, which lists shops, restaurants, etc.

Ski & snowboard

For ski & snowboard lovers, Les Diablerets offer a large ski area with three ski regions (see interactive map of slopes), reaching up to 3000 m (9850 ft) altitude and providing 125 km of ski-slopes. Half-day tickets or a week pass, as well as the rental of ski equipment can be purchased locally. Please note that the conference badge will allow you to get a ski pass with a reduced fare. More details will be provided to the course participants.

Cross-country skiing

There are 30 km of cross-country skiing tracks with free access. However, before bringing your cross-country skis along with you, check if these tracks are still open as we are late in the season.


If snow conditions permit, a nice sledge run can be done with moderate effort by going up with the chairlift. With a length of 7.2 km and 560 m denivellation, it is sure you will like it.

Ice skating

If you like skating, both indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks are available in the village.

Winter walks

Or simply enjoy the mountain scenery, by doing some winter walks in the surroundings of Les Diablerets. Special paths are available for walkers equiped with snowshoes.