Short history of the Ski School and the snow sport
Priest Johann Imseng skis down from Saas-Fee to Saas-Grund on self-made wooden boards. He was the first person in Switzerland to ski.
The community of Saas-Fee constructs the first hotel and names it Dom (after the highest mountain, which is completely located on Swiss ground).
On the 12th of February, 16 ski course participants found a ski club with headquarters in Saas-Fee called Allalin.
The Saas-Fee Tourism Board is founded.
The first Olympic Ski Championships take place in Mürren.
Alpine ski races are part of the Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany for the first time.
Switzerland wins Olympic Gold in the military patrol discipline. Three of the four team members, namely Robert Zubriggen, Arnold Andenmatten and Heinrich Zurbriggen are from Saas-Fee.
After about one year, the construction works for the road from Saas-Grund to Saas-Fee were completed, and on the 8th of July mayor Hubert Bumann was the first person to drive up the two hairpin turns.
The Saas-Fee Ski School is founded.
Saas-Fee receives the first aerial ropeway. It leads from Chalbermatten to Spielboden.
The two Ski Schools, which existed from the beginning of the 60's, are reunited thanks to the mediation of the priest.
The rate for a full day of private lessons is 70 Francs, and 5 Francs for a half-day group course.
The Swiss Ski School Association Saas-Fee is founded.
The Felskinnbahn and Hannigbahn cable cars are constructed.
The Ski School office moves to today's location in the "Alter Konsum" building.
The Metro Alpin from Felskinn to Mittelallalin is opened.
The first snowboards are sold and rented in Saas-Fee and the first snowboard lessons are organised.
Beginning of the 90's
Skiing experiences considerable changes. Carving skis are introduced and the telemark ski technique experiences a revival.