Winter in the Tamina Valley

A paradise for cross-country skiing

In Vättis, at the foot of the Calanda mountain range with its 2,808 m elevation, cross-country skiers find a unique nature backdrop and professionally groomed trails far away from the hustle and bustle. The ideal surrounding to forget about the stress of everyday life and unwind out in nature with a sportive activity.   

Two cross-country skiing trails start from Vättis at the back of the Tamina valley: 

  • the Gaspus trail, 7 km, classical and skating
  • the Kunkels trail, 10 km, classical and skating

​For all those who like to be outdoors in the evening, there is also a 2 km night skiing trail available near Vättis.

Information on the latest snow conditions is available at phone nos. +41 79 602 28 05+41 79 504 86 53 or from the Vättis ski club.

Cross-country skiing passes

The cross-country ski passes and day passes are available from the Vättis village store (PostBus stop). Season passes can be ordered at 079 393 30 10 or

Further winter activities

The Tamina valley is an ideal starting point for winter hiking, snowshoe and ski tours. The Kunkelsstrasse is car-free and groomed in winter and provides a nice walk to the Restaurant Eggwald.

Snowshoe tours

  • to the Kunkels pass 7 km, 350 m ascent
  • to the SAC mountain refuge Ringelspitz 12 km, 1000 m ascent, approx. 5 h from Vättis

The Ringelspitz mountain refuge is the starting point for ski tours to the Ringelspitz peak (3247 m.a.s.l.)

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Find out more about our winter leisure range here.

There is also the Swiss tobogganing paradise for our toboggan fans to discover.

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Route open all year round


A reservation is required for groups of more than 10 persons (see contact). 

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed.



PostBus Ltd
St. Leonhard-Strasse 20
9000 St. Gallen