Winter Hiking Trail Pardiel - Laufböden at Pizol

3.3 km
1:45 h
598 mhd
1 mhd
Pizol Weitsicht über das St. Galler Rheintal
Laufböden mit Laufbodenstübli

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The new winter hiking trail leads in a steady, regular ascent from Pardiel via Obersäss, Schwamm Lift and Wissi Stei to Laufböden.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  2224 m
Lowest Point  1627 m
Best Season
Pardiel, Pizol
Running floors, Pizol
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The winter hiking trail leads from Pardiel via Obersäss, Schwamm Lift and Wissi Stei to Laufböden, the colloquially known "Point 22", at 2,222 m above sea level. During the ascent, it is not only the view upwards into the snow-covered mountain landscape that is convincing, it is also worth looking back down into the valley, where you can enjoy a fascinating panoramic view over the St. Gallen Rhine Valley to Lake Constance.

The Laufbodenstübli mountain restaurant awaits you on Laufböden and spoils you with delicious food and drinks as well as a cosy sun terrace and a great view. If you would like to extend the hike, you also have the option of adding the Pizol Panorama Höhenweg as a one-hour walk on the high plateau.


Enjoy the sun on the popular wooden wall on the terrace of the mountain restaurant Laufbodenstübli and watch the hustle and bustle from the running floor lift.


The winter hiking trail is also used as a ski touring slope (only for the ascent, no descents allowed). Please adhere to the generally applicable rules, make sure before crossings and when running that there is no danger to you or other slope users uphill and downhill and adapt your behavior accordingly so that no one is endangered, harmed or restricted in the exercise of his activity.


Daytime hiking backpack with rain cover, comfortable and waterproof winter shoes or sturdy hiking boots, gaiters if necessary, warm and weatherproof clothing in multi-layer principle, cap/headband, scarf, gloves, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water, thermos bottle with hot drink, first aid kit, mobile phone, maps, telescopic poles if necessary


We start the tour at the mountain station of the gondola Lift Bad Ragaz - Pardiel. From there we zigzag towards Obersäss. Arriving at the Obersäss, a short ascent parallel to the Schwamm chairlift follows. Continue under the chairlift to the Tritt slope. The second part of the hike leads near the unprepared but secured downhill route to Laufböden.

The chairlift Laufböden takes you easily and comfortably back to Pardiel.

The winter hike can also be done in the opposite direction (from laufböden to Pardiel).


Public Transport

By train to Bad Ragaz, then by Postbus to the bus stop Bad Ragaz, Pizolbahn directly at the valley station Bad Ragaz. From there take the gondola to Pardiel.

Anreise Information

Motorway exit Bad Ragaz, then follow the signs to the valley station of the Pizolbahnen.


Public parking available at the valley station (CHF 5.00/day).

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