Ski Resort Säntis in the Appenzell region: Position on map

Säntis Ski Resort

Trail Map Säntis

The Ski Resort

Säntis is located about 10 kilometers from Appenzell. With a height of 2501 meters it is the highest mountain in eastern Switzerland. From the summit you can see not less than 6 countries: Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Liechtenstein and Italy. Here you can experience real adventures! There are no marked or groomed trails - just pure nature! Thus, Säntis is only recommendable for very experienced skiers. All in all there are four different  runs. The runs leading from Stütze 2 to Toggenburg and from the summit to Wasserau do not require any hikes in between. If you choose the one leading from the summit to Brülisau a one hour hike to Brötzelsattel and a shorter hike to Widderalpsattel are required. For the run leading from the summit to Toggenburg via Rotsteinpass you should plan a 1 1/2 hour hike from Meglisalp to Rotsteinpass. Nonetheless, the great panorama and untouched snow fields make these hikes worth the effort.

Yet, you may also enjoy winter around Säntis a little less spectacular. At the old lift Schwägalp families have the opportunity to go sledding and to spend a wonderful day together. Sleds can be rent. The wonderful winter landscape can also be explored by foot. There´s everything from idyllic walks to demanding tours. For instance, there are two trails available from the Nordic Walking Center Schwägalp. But there are also many opportunities for snowshoeing. Afterwards you can get some refreshment at Berghotel Schwägalp or at Gasthaus Passhöhe where you can get a delicious chesse fondue or a hot drink. Families with little children will most enjoy the Laternliweg Schwägalp, a trail leading through a nature park enlighten by lanterns.


Interesting facts

  • Elevated between 4432 ft and 8205 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Eastern Switzerland. The vertical drop from summit to base is 3773 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 2871 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Säntis features 8 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 9 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 4 sunny days.

Infrastructure & Rental


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last update on Dec 28, 2023
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Säntis Schwebebahn AG
Phone+41 (0)71 365 65 65
Fax+41 (0)71 365 65 66


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Mountain Stats

Elevation4432 ft - 8205 ft
Opening DayDec 23, 2023
Closing DayJan 14, 2024
Capacity 690 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Total 1

Skiable Terrain

Number of Slopes 4

Weather (8205 ft)


1 day adult CHF38
1 day youth CHF21
1 day child CHF19
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