The Swizz resort offers an 80-percent discount on season passes valid for one, three or 15 years.
A whole winter of skiing in Saas-Fee would then be cheaper than a four-day ski pass for the same area - but it will only happen if enough people sign up.
The deal is based on the crowdfunding principle. And kicks in at 99.999 pre-booked ski passes. If the goal isn’t reach the passes will be sold at regular prices.
According to Saas-Fee Tourism the normal sell is around 120.000 lift passes during the season, from one-day passes to full season passes. The crowdfunded ski passes are a step toward balancing the supply and demand. In a statement, the resort says: “In many areas, the surplus of resorts means that costs can no longer be covered. Saas-Fee wants to solve the problem by introducing a revolutionary price concept.” At the time of writing 12195 people have signed up for the deal.
From now until November 27th, with special discounts until 6th November, winter sports fans can book their discount WinterCard Saas-Fee online at we-make-it-happen.ch.
Read more about Saas-Fee and take a look at the piste-map.