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Heiden Ski Resort Guide

Heiden, Switzerland

Ski Area Highlights
Highest Lift1,100m3,609ft
Resort Height810m2,657ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen
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On a sunny terrace overlooking Lake Constance (Bodensee) and nestled among the rolling hills of Appenzell Vorderland lies the holiday and health resort, Heiden (810m above sea level and 400m. above Lake Constance).

Back in the 19th century Heiden became a regular haunt of guests seeking a change of air, relaxation and convalesence, largely owing to its discovery by the world renowned Berlin eye specialist, Prof. Dr. Albrecht von Graefe und Dr. Heinrich Frenkel, the founder of movement therapy – both of whom played a major role in enhanclng Heiden’s reputation as a health resort worldwide.


The Swiss ski resort of Heiden is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 810m2,657ft.

Heiden has direct access to a total of 4 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Heiden. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Heiden.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Heiden?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Heiden.

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Snow Forecast by day for Heiden

Ski Area Stats

Heiden Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Cross Country
Total Length
1km1 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Heiden Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,100m3,609ft
Lowest Piste810m2,657ft
Resort Altitude (Heiden)810m2,657ft
Max Vertical290m951ft

Heiden Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Heiden is 1km1 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Heiden?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Vorderland, Appenzell Outer Rhodes.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Heiden is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 18 minutes drive away.

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

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 3,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Heiden 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 Heiden, 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 Heiden Tourist Office for the latest.