Winter wonderland

Whether downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or sledging – anyone who feels at home in powdery snow is only a few kilometres away from absolute bliss in the Rhine Valley.

Thanks to its convenient location on the edge of the Alps, the St. Gallen Rhine Valley offers the local population countless opportunities to indulge their love of winter sports.

The three best-known skiing areas in the St. Gallen region, Toggenburg, Flumserberg and Pizol, are just a short distance from the Rhine Valley and within easy reach by car or public transport. The same is true of the numerous skiing areas on the other side of the border. Here the Vorarlberg Alps beckon with the optimum snow conditions. And the major skiing areas in Graubünden are also less than an hour away.

Anyone who enjoys the downhill experience on a sledge is ideally catered for right on the doorstep. In the winter, a sledge run takes you from Stoss down to Altstätten. And you can take the Appenzell railway to get up there. But also in Pizol and on Kronberg that downhill thrill forms part of the day for the whole sledging family.