Information from A-Z

Find here quickly and easily all worth knowing information about your excursion on the Pizol. We have listed the most important keywords alphabetically.

With this information in your luggage, nothing stands in the way of your mountain experience.

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Accessibility for people with a disability

Many of our offers are barrier-free or can be used with special sports equipment. Our staff is happy to help guests with handicaps so that they can get on and off our gondola or chair lifts without stress.

In winter, the slopes on the Pizol are accessible with monoski, bi-ski, skibob and special snowboards. Even people without eyesight can ski down the slopes safely with the assistance of an attendant. In summer, the Heidi trail from Pardiel to Alp Schwarzbüel is barrier-free. The Panoramarestaurant Edelweiss on Pardiel is also accessible without barriers.

For people with handicap there are 2 parking spaces reserved at the valley station Wangs and 8 parking spaces at the valley station Bad Ragaz.

At the valley and mountain station of the gondola Bad Ragaz - Pardiel (among others to the Heidipfad) there is one barrier-free toilet each.

Accident

If you have an accident on the mountain, contact the following emergency contacts:

SOS Winter: +41 81 300 48 28 (Rescue service Pizolbahnen)

SOS Summer: 144 / 1414 (in summer we do not have our own rescue service)

For information about a possible refund of your ticket after an accident, see "Refunds".

Age categories

Subscriptions and day passes

Child: 6-12 years

Youth: 13-17 years

Adult: 18 years and older

Students/ apprentices: under 26 years, only with valid student/apprentice ID.

For seniors (60 years and older) we offer a reduced ski day pass from Monday to Friday. Otherwise, there are no senior rates available.

Single rides

Child/Youth: 6-17 years

Adult: from 18 years

Children under 6 years of age use the cableways at the Pizol free of charge.

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Baby carriage

The Bad Ragaz and Wangs gondola lifts are happy to transport standard baby carriages.

The Heidipfad is suitable for baby carriages as far as the Schwarzbüel alp.

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Camping (incl. wild camping, bivouacking)

Camping and bivouacking by individuals and small groups in the great outdoors is permitted or not prohibited in most places in the canton of St.Gallen. Camping is not allowed in the federal hunting ban area, in nature reserves and in other areas that are protected according to the communal protection ordinance. You can find more information here

For camping / bivouacking for several days, the permission of the land or forest owner must be obtained. For simple bivouacking this is usually not necessary. The responsible district forester or the land registry office can give you information. The district forester also knows the sensitive areas.

From Wildseeluggen to Schottensee there is a hunting ban area. Camping and bivouacking is strictly forbidden there! Controls are carried out and offenders will be fined.

On the Pizol you are in the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. Please leave the nature without land damage and garbage.

At the valley station of the gondola lift Bad Ragaz, there is a motorhome parking lot available.

Charging stations for e-bikes

We offer you wallbe charging stations at the following locations:

  • Panoramarestaurant Edelweiss, at the bike stand next to the playground
  • Bad Ragaz valley station, at the bike stand next to the Gondelbar
  • Wangs valley station

Charging cables are available from the following suppliers: Shimano, Bosch, Specialized

You can get the charging cable at the ticket office in Bad Ragaz and Wangs or at the Panoramarestaurant Edelweiss. We provide you with the cables (and of course the power) free of charge, however, we need an ID or passport as a deposit.

Charging stations for e-cars

At the valley station in Wangs as well as in Bad Ragaz there are electric car charging stations available (2 pcs. in Wangs and 8 pcs. in Bad Ragaz).

https://www.evpass.ch/

Children's Fun Park

During the winter season there is a children's area with conveyor belt of the Pizol Ski School on Pardiel. On Sundays the Kinderland is open to the public from 10:00 - 15:00. A ski instructor is on site to supervise the children on the conveyor belt. The use is free of charge. All you need is a mountain cableway ticket for the Bad Ragaz - Pardiel gondola.

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Dogs

Dogs are allowed in the gondolas and on the chairlifts, but they must not endanger any person. On the chairlift the dog must be kept on a leash.

Every dog owner is obliged to pick up the "business" of his animal and dispose of it properly.

Dogs under 30 cm shoulder height travel free of charge on the Pizol (analogous to SBB). For larger dogs a ticket is required, a day ticket for CHF 5.00 or an annual pass for CHF 65.00. The dog GA of the SBB is not valid.

In a skiing and hiking area, the respective dog regulations of the municipality and the forest and game protection zones apply. In the municipality of Vilters-Wangs there is a general leash obligation for dogs. The toboggan run on the Pizol runs through a protected area. Please keep your dog on a leash while sledding. The Pizolbahnen decline liability for sledders with dogs. For safety reasons, dogs are not tolerated on the ski slopes.

Drones

Drones produce unpleasant noise and disturb nature accordingly. Especially in quiet ecosystems, drones can cause stress to animals and disturb quiet-seeking hikers. Skiers are distracted. Therefore, we ask you to reduce the use of drones to a minimum or to do without them altogether.

On the Pizol there are restrictions on the use of drones due to hunting bans, the Bad Ragaz airfield and the Balzers heliport. An up-to-date map is available from the Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA.

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Emergency contact

If you have an emergency on the mountain, contact the following emergency contacts:

SOS Winter: +41 81 300 48 28 (Rescue service Pizolbahnen)

SOS Summer: 144 / 1414 (in summer we do not have our own rescue service)

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Fishing

Fishing in the mountain lakes is permitted from August 1 to September 30. Day permits can be purchased at the ticket office of the Pizolbahnen.

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GA of the SBB

With the GA and Half-Fare Card of the SBB, you receive a 50% discount on single/return cableway tickets at the Pizol.

Groups

We offer a special group rate for groups of 12 or more full-paying persons. The discount is granted if this minimum number of persons is reached, a pre-registration is made and a collective payment is made. In addition to the discounted rate, for groups of up to 39 people, every 13th person travels free of charge.

The tariffs and further information can be found under Prices & Tariffs. The group discount cannot be cumulated with other discounts (e.g. Half-Fare Card/GA etc.).

Guest cards

  • Bodensee Erlebniskarte: With the Bodensee Erlebniskarte you get a return trip for the Pizol Panorama Höhenweg. You can go directly through the turnstile with the card.
  • OSKAR Ostschweizer Gästekarte: With the OSKAR you get a return trip for the Pizol Panorama Höhenweg. You can go directly through the turnstile with the card.
  • Heidiland Erlebnis Pass: With the Heidiland Erlebnis Pass you get a 15% discount on the Heidipfad, the Pizol Panorama Höhenweg, the 2-Lakes-Hike or the Wasserwald. Please show your Heidiland Erlebnis Pass at the ticket office.

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Half-Fare Card of the SBB

With the Half-Fare Card and GA of the SBB, you get a 50% discount on single/return cableway tickets at the Pizol.

Hiking bus (summer)

In summer, in good weather and when the chairlifts are in operation, a free shuttle bus runs between the valley stations in Wangs and Bad Ragaz from 2:00 p.m. to bring you comfortably back to your starting point if you return to the valley on the other side. There is no fixed timetable, just register at the ticket office.

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Infoline

On our automatic Infoline +41 81 300 48 20 you will get current information about the open lifts and the operation.

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Local tariff

Residents of the following municipalities can obtain tickets and passes at the Pizol at the local tariff upon presentation of a valid local ID: Bad Ragaz, Fläsch, Jenins, Maienfeld, Mels, Pfäfers, Sargans, Vilters-Wangs, Wartau

Lockers

Lockers are available at the valley, middle and mountain stations of the gondola lifts in Wangs and Bad Ragaz.

Costs: CHF 2.00 per locker

Dimensions: W 24cm x H 32cm x D 47cm

Lunch break

During the summer, we take a lunch break Monday through Friday with all facilities. Please note the hours of operation.

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Means of payment

At the cash desk we accept the following means of payment:

  • Cash
  • Maestro
  • Credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express)
  • Reka (cash + card, also Reka Rail)

Cash payment is excluded at our ticket machines. All Maestro and credit cards are accepted. In the web store you can pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Post Finance.

Municipality day ticket SBB

With the day tickets, which you can buy at the municipality for the SBB-route network, you get a 50% discount on single/return cableway tickets at the Pizol.

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Nature reserves

Information resp. the maps of the nature reserves and wildlife rest areas on the Pizol can be found under this link

Please respect the zones and take care of nature and its inhabitants. Do not leave litter or damage the land.

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Opening hours ticket offices

The ticket office opening hours are arroding to the operating hours of the gondola lifts:

Winter

Ticket offices Bad Ragaz & Wangs

Daily 08:15 - 16:45

Summer

Ticket office Bad Ragaz:

Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 17:00

Sat - Sun: 08:15 - 17:30

Ticket office Wangs:

Mo - Fr: 08:15 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 17:30

Sat - Sun: 08:15 - 17:30

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Parking

Parking spaces are available directly at the valley stations Wangs and Bad Ragaz. The parking costs CHF 5.00 per day. Parking subscriptions for one season or the whole year are available.

Pizol mit Herz

The foundation “Pizol mit Herz” supports projects that enable new experiences in the Pizol area. Families and children are the focus of their commitment. So that projects can continue to be implemented, the foundation is happy about every donation.

Contact:

Foundation Pizol mit Herz

Anton Meli, President of the Foundation Board

Haldenstrasse 37, 7323 Wangs, Switzerland

www.pizolmitherz.ch

Playgrounds

Families are very important at the Pizol. For this reason there are many exciting and eventful children's playgrounds for the little ones:

  • Rolly Toy's vehicle course at the Bad Ragaz valley station.
  • The idyllic water playground Wasserwald on the ford with fireplace
  • The playground with trampoline in front of the panorama restaurant Edelweiss
  • The Heidi trail with the barefoot path, the fireplace, the hammock forest etc.
  • On Öhis Alp

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Refunds

Under the following conditions, you are entitled to a partial refund of your mountain cableway ticket in the event of an accident:

  • A ticket refund will only be made upon presentation of a doctor's certificate.
  • The medical certificate must be presented and the ticket returned within 3 weeks of the accident.
  • The entitlement to a refund exists only within the period of validity of the corresponding ticket/subscription.
  • The refund is calculated from the day following the day on which the accident occurred.
  • The ticket remains with Pizolbahnen AG as proof of payment.
  • No ticket refunds are granted on half-day, one-day and two-day tickets.
  • Accompanying persons are not entitled to ticket refunds.
  • The amount will be refunded in the form of a value voucher in Swiss francs after deduction of a CHF 5.00 processing fee.

For further information, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions.

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Shuttle bus (winter)

If the parking spaces at the valley station in Wangs should ever be occupied, there are additional parking spaces at Straubwerk and Tiefletzi, from where a free shuttle bus will take you directly back to the valley station.

If we have to close the operation of certain lifts at short notice, so that a return to the original site directly in the area is no longer possible, we offer a shuttle bus service between the valley stations Wangs and Bad Ragaz. This way you can get back to your car without any worries.

Ski boxes

Ski boxes can be rented at the valley stations of the gondola lifts in Wangs and Bad Ragaz. The boxes offer space for 1, 2 or 5 skis incl. poles, ski boots, etc.

1-person box: CHF 65.00 per season (only space for skis)

2-person box: CHF 140.00 per season

5-person box: CHF 190.00 per season

+ CHF 50.00 deposit for the keys

For information about the ski lockers, please contact the ticket offices.

Swimming in the mountain lakes

Swimming in the mountain lakes on the Pizol is generally permitted. Exception: Swimming is not allowed in the reservoir Suntigweidsee.

Please take care of the nature in and around the lakes.