Gais Ski Hotel Guide - Ski accommodation


Cross-Country Center

Gais lies in the "Mittelland" of Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden, surrounded by gentle pre-Alpine hills. As a usually fog-free health resort, it offers guests a wide range of options.

In winter the Starkenmühle Skiwanderzentrum offers around 25km of prepared cross-country ski runs and a night-time run. All in a Nordic-style fir and spruce landscape.

Summer activities: hiking on the two local excursion mountains; Sommersberg (1172m) and Gäbris (1251m) with idyllic little moorland lakes, views to the Rhine Valley, Vorarlberg mountains, Alpstein massif, Kronberg and as far as the Glarner Alps. Other attractions are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the Starkenmühle riding centre, the graphics collection at Haus "Blume" and regional excursions e.g. to Alpstein, Säntis, St. Galler Rhine Valley, Appenzell and St. Gallen.