Skiing Close to Zurich: Pizol – Bad Ragaz – Wangs Ski Resort
If you’re looking for a ski resort close to Zurich and want to try a different one for a change, why not visit Pizol – Bad Ragaz – Wangs? Despite its long name it’s one of the smaller ski resorts not too far away from Zurich and located close to the thermal baths in Bad Ragaz, just off the A3 motorway.
By car it is a little over an hour or so depending where you live in Zurich and has a large ground level car park. There’s no lugging your skis up stairs or escalators when you arrive as the gondola starts at the base station in Pizol Bad Ragaz, so put your skis in the slots and hop on board …
There are great views as you ride the gondola to the ski runs which comprise 40km of pistes of which 14km are blue, 18km are red and 8km are black.
Map © Pizol Bergbahnen
They also offer night skiing with flood lights every Friday and Saturday evening subject to conditions. In fact the night skiing is a bargain – as it’s included in the cost of the day card on the appropriate day! As well as offering day cards and the usual selection of tickets, Pizol, like Flumserberg also offer “Stundenkarte” which are handy if you only want (or can afford the time) for 3 or 4 hours skiing, as they can work out quite a bit cheaper.
As well as a toboggan run they also over two very cool activities! The first one is a “Combi ticket” which allows you to purchase a day ticket offering both skiing as well as 2 hours at the nearby Bad Ragaz thermal baths. What a great way to relax away the tension in those muscles ! See here for details.
Then for the more adventurous amongst you Pizol can organise a one hour ride on a “piste basher” or “PistenBully” as they call them here. What a great idea for a birthday present! See here for more information.
All photos © NewInZurich
For more information on the resort please go to the Pizol Website.
You might also be interested in this related article about Flumserberg.
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