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Alt St. Johann

Alt St. Johann Ski Resort Guide

Alt St. Johann, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length60km
Highest Lift2,262m
Resort Height900m
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen
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Alt St. Johann

An attractive and friendly resort above three villages of Wildhaus, Unterwasser and Alt St. Johann. Off-slope facilities in the area include disco, three indoor pools, five saunas, bowling alley and a shooting range.

The Jump Planet Area has obstacle courses and the toughest run is Chaserrugg.


The Swiss ski resort of Alt St. Johann is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 900m, with 60km of marked runs.

Alt St. Johann has direct access to 60km of downhill skiing, with 25 marked pistes, served by a total of 19 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,262m, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Alt St. Johann offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Alt St. Johann.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Alt St. Johann?

The next notable snow forecast is 48cm, expected on 4 October.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Alt St. Johann

Ski Area Stats

Alt St. Johann Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 5km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 2 10km
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Alt St. Johann Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,262m
Lowest Piste900m
Resort Altitude (Alt St. Johann)900m
Max Vertical1,362m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Alt St. Johann
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Alt St. Johann Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Alt St. Johann is 7km long.

Location and Map

Where is Alt St. Johann?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Toggenburg, St. Gallen.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Alt St. Johann is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 45 minutes drive away.

Friedrichshafen, Zurich, Memmingen, Innsbruck Airport, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Lugano, Stuttgart and Berne airports are all within three hours drive.

St. Gallen-Altenrhein is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 19 ski lifts are able to uplift 17,170 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km of ski runs, with 5 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Alt St. Johann open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Alt St. Johann, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Alt St. Johann Tourist Office for the latest.

Alt St. Johann