Ski Pizol by Train

43 km of piste between 1045-2250m

Pizol means high peak in Romansh and the resort certainly has a huge vertical drop when the snow lies in the Rhine valley, has a great range on intermediate cruising and has some fabulous off-piste and ski touring above the tree line. Day trippers can make Bad Ragaz, below the ski area, by train in 75 minutes from Zurich and there is a ski bus connecting you to the base station. The town is a well-established holiday destination with a wealth of diversions for longer stays.

Ski Pizol by train

There are two ways to access Pizol, either from the Bad Ragaz side where the base station is a little outside the town, or from Wangs (a short bus ride from Sargans). The resort is efectively two separate ski areas with a couple of flattish T-bars connecting them up. On the Bad Ragaz side the middle station is Pardiel and has a good range of amenities. Personally I prefer the slopes on this side to the slopes above Wang, but it is only on the Wang side you can ski all the way down to the valley station.

Sky and Rail

The nearest airport to Pizol is Zurich. There is a railway station in the airport.

Where to Eat and Party in Pizol

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz (+41 81 303 30 30) has two of the best restaurants in the canton of St Gallen, Memories and Igniv. The Rössli (+41 81 302 32 32) is a good restaurant too.

Getting to Pizol by Train

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Bad Ragaz or Wangs. Courtesy bus from Bad Ragaz or scheduled bus from Sargans for Wangs. Bus stops adjacent to gondola base stations at both.

Piste Map for Pizol

Ski and Snowboard using the Pizol trail map

Larger trail map for Pizol

Map of Pizol

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Weather Outlook for Pizol

View of winter sports resort in St Gallen

Accommodation for Pizol and the Surrounding Area
  • Grand Hotel, Bad Ragaz (5*) Spa hotel.
    $$$$ Tel: +41 813033030
  • Esos Hotel Quelle, Bad Ragaz (3*) Friendly family run hotel also has b&b apartments and is conveninently situated halfway between the spa and the bus stop for Pizol.
    $$ Tel: +41 813026081

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