- Construction on the new chair lift between Oberdorf and Freienalp is set to begin in April 2020. It will be the first family-friendly chair lift of the D-Line generation by market leaders Doppelmayr-Garaventa.
The Ski Resort
With its different ski routes, slopes and terrain parks, fun and excitement for all ages are guaranteed at the Wildhaus ski resort. Two easy, eight intermediate and two difficult slopes as well as a network of ungroomed trails with a length of twelve kilometers (7.5 miles) ensure everyone finds their ideal challenge.
Be sure to check out the funslope to hear the sounds that you and the other winter sports fans are making on the skiable piano. On the snow playground, you'll find waves, curves and tunnels great for skiers of all ages. Don't forget to high five 'Slopy'!
The Snowland terrain park is another highlight at the resort. Try out new stunts at around 20 different obstacles and have a drink with the other freestylers and snowboarders at one of the many events afterwards.
Go for a ride on the Warmtobel slope for even more thrills and find out why some people describe the narrow and steep run as something they'd only seen in video games before. Once a year, the Warmtobel slope turns into Switzerland's largest natural terrain park with 30 obstacles, attracting freestylers from all around the world.
Freeriders have the opportunity of exploring the ungroomed deep snow of the impressive Galfer route. In Toggenburg, you'll have to overcome an altitude difference of 1,600 meters (5,250 feet) on one of the most intriguing routes.
- Offering 14 miles of slopes and terrain, Wildhaus is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Eastern Switzerland.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 3465 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 2877 ft. The highest point of the track is 6811 ft above sea level.
- Average snow depth during the season is 41 " at summit elevation and 17 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during January, offering an average snow depth of 45 " at summit elevation and 19 " at the base. Therefore Wildhaus is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Eastern Switzerland.
- Wildhaus features 61 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 58 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 23 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Put together your own menu at the Berggasthaus Gamsalp. The restaurant is divided into a more rustic part and a modern extension offering a panoramic view.
You can try tasty Schlorzifladen and other regional specialties at the cozy “Säntis Stübli” in the Berggasthof Oberdorf. Enjoy your break with a wonderful view from the wind-protected sun terrace.
The Gamserugg hut is a real hidden gem in terms of snacks, serving a large selection of “Huskafis” dishes.
The two-kilometer (1.2-mile) long Warmtobel slope offers a great view of the Rhine valley over steep hilltops and peaceful slopes. The narrow route is surrounded by forest and offers a good practice opportunity for experienced skiers.
The Galfer route is around nine kilometers long and leads freeriders from Gamserrugg to Grabs in the St Gallen Rhine valley. The route is better suited for advanced skiers since entering can turn out to be quite difficult depending on snow conditions.
Most Difficult Runs
Wildhaus is a great destination for snow tours and winter hiking. The Gampefin loop takes you about four hours to complete and leads through a dreamlike winter landscape from Wildhaus to Oberdorf. Looking for a shorter tour? Take the chair lift to Gamsalp and enjoy an easy, half-hour hike on the groomed trail. Those looking to spend a little more time in the mountains should try the Toggenburger Höhenweg. The trail takes about two to three hours and stretches to the Alp Sellamatt in the nearby ski resort of Chäserugg.
Snowshoe trails can be found around the Schwendi lakes, beginning in Oberdorf and at the Wildhaus-Oberdorf chair lift. Both tours are easy to intermediate and offer wonderful views of the Rhine valley's snowy vastness.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
The Gräppelen-Bar is legendary in Wildhaus. During the week it is frequented mostly by locals and guests visiting the village. On the weekends, however, the freestyler scene is the majority here. Over the course of the winter season, concerts and live acts by local DJs take place here regularly.
The best snow bar by far is found in the Snowland terrain park. Events held here usually last until sundown.
Visit the Funi Bar to enjoy the end of the day in a more relaxed fashion. Located in the Berggasthaus Oberdorf, the bar offers the opportunity to have a few beers in a friendly atmosphere.
Dining and Restaurants
Complete an adventurous day of skiing with a meal at the “Dorfstube” in Wildhaus. The menus at the are altered daily, but the restaurant also serves à la carte dishes. Both culinary classics like deer ragout from local hunting and the cozy, rustic atmosphere make the Dorfstube worth a visit.
“Stump's Alpenrose” uses exclusively regional and fresh ingredients for its dishes. Guests can individually choose their side dishes for meals like beef tartar or Hacktäschli. The restaurant also serves a large variety of vegetarian and gluten-free meals.
Infrastructure & Rental
Beside skiing and snowboard lessons, the resort also offers a children's day care. Private freestyle courses are available at request.
Affiliate Ski SchoolsOffered Skiing Lessons Wildhaus
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Wildhaus is located south of St Gallen in the Toggenburg region in the Churfirsten mountains.
By car: Take the A13 towards Haag or Route 8 towards Wattwil/Schönengrund.
By public transport: Take the train to Wildhaus, Dorf.