Family Ski area Ebenalp Horn

The ski and snowboard area in Appenzell is only a short drive away from the village and is therefore the perfect alternative to the more distant ski resorts. On Ebenalp there are two efficient ski lifts (Gartenwald-Ebenalp and Gartenalp-Chlus). Another lift is located after the 3.5 km long valley descent on the Hornhang in Schwende, which is directly accessible from Schwende.

Piste length 10 km

Valley 868 m a. s. l. 
Mountain 1720 m a. s. l.      

For those who prefer to enjoy winter from a more relaxed perspective, Ebenalp is also well catered for. When the weather is nice, the sun terrace at the Berggasthaus Ebenalp invites you to soak up the sun and escape everyday life. From Ebenalp, the view of the snow-covered Alpstein is particularly impressive. Let yourself be enchanted by the unique and breathtaking landscape.

Children's land
The family ski area offers two children's ski lifts in the "Hornli" children's land on the Horn and the Hornli course at the Chlus ski lift. Further tools to aid the first time on skis can be found on Ebenalp. 

Night skiing
The illuminated slopes at the Horn ski lift in Schwende also offer skiing in the evening. Enjoy the wintry evening atmosphere every Tuesday and Friday from 7.00 to 9.30 pm.


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Familien-Skigebiet Ebenalp Horn
Schwendetalstrasse 82 , 9057 Wasserauen
Phone +41 71 799 12 12 , Fax +41 71 799 12 13

Opening hours

Ski lift Horn

During the day

Monday to Sunday

9.00 am – 4.15 pm


Tuesday and Friday

7.00 - 9.30 pm



Cable car

Monday to Sunday

8.45 am – 5.00 pm