Sustainability is very close to our hearts in the car-free mountain village of Stoos. Through the conscious and careful use of resources, we care for the environment. With the green Stoos sun, we set an example for our commitment around sustainability.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRIVAL The Schwyz-Stoos funicular railway and the Morschach-Stoos aerial cableway are connected to public transport. Season tickets such as General Abonnement, Half-Fare Card and Swiss Travel Pass are valid. A simple and comfortable journey by public transport is possible from all directions: From the train station in Schwyz or Brunnen with a direct bus to the valley station of the funicular or cable car. More information on how to get here can be found here.
REGULAR GUESTS TRAVEL FREE OF CHARGE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT DURING THE WINTER SEASON During the winter season, our regular guests (annual and season ticket buyers) travel free of charge with the AAGS to and from the Stoos lifts.
E-CHARGING STATION In the multi-storey car park and on the forecourt of the valley station of the funicular railway, a total of six E-charging stations are available with TYPE 1 (24 KW) and TYPE 2 (22 KW) sockets.
CAR-FREE STOOS The mountain village of Stoos is car-free. The Schwyz-Stoos funicular railway and the Morschach-Stoos aerial cableway provide access.
TAXI HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES In the summer and winter season, the horse-drawn carriage is the means of transport for guests. Majestically, the horse strides along and lets the breathtaking view of the Central Swiss Alpine foothills pass by.
E-BIKES / SKI Our employees use e-bikes in summer and skis in winter to transport themselves and, if possible, their work equipment from A to B.
ELECTRICALLY POWERED WORK VEHICLES Our electric vehicles (E-Tuktuk, E-Aebi, E-Stapler and E-Cleaning machine) are used to carry out work on Stoos and on the funicular railway in a sustainable manner.
JST MOUNTAIN DRIVE In cooperation with the Cerebral Foundation, we rent out the new JST Multidrive for wheelchair users. Thanks to a powerful electric motor, hiking trails and untouched nature can be discovered without any problems.
ENERGY RECOVERY The Schwyz-Stoos funicular uses energy recovery (recuperation), which occurs during braking. With this recovered energy, the heating water for the Stoos Lodge (which is used e.g. for showering) is heated. This measure saves about 41,000 litres of heating oil.
HEATING With the heat from the machine room of the funicular, the entire mountain station, the Stoos Shop and the Stoos Lodge with its more than 100 rooms are heated with the help of modern heat pumps. Approximately 11,000 litres of heating oil are not burnt each year. You can read more about this here.
SCHLATTLI HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION A blue pipe can be seen on the route of the old funicular railway. The surplus of drinking water on Stoos shoots down into it at a speed of 268 km/h. In the old "Schlattli" valley station, the water is used to drive a turbine. In this way, electricity is produced for approximately the entire permanent population on Stoos (approx. 380,000 kWh).
STOOS SEELI The Stoos Seeli was built in 2008. But the Seeli is not just an ordinary "snowmaking lake". In summer it invites our guests to cool their hiking feet, is fished and serves as an emergency drinking water reservoir and fire-fighting lake. With its 365-day use, the Stoos Seeli is an important institution for Stoos.
SOLAR SYSTEM Since 2007 there has been a solar installation on the roof of the Klingenstock chairlift, which the Stoos lifts have put into operation together with Solar Schwyz AG. The system produces approx. 17'000 kWh per year.
ENERGY SOURCES Stoosbahnen AG obtains 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources.
WILDLIFE SANCTUARY The game reserve "Chrutere-Bawangli" is reserved for the animals from December until spring. This is communicated everywhere on Stoos so that this area is really reserved for wildlife only.
SNOW HOOK The Klingenstock chairlift is only put into operation on the second weekend in June out of consideration for the grouse mating. The protected ptarmigan can thus breed in peace on the Klingenstock and raise the young birds.
RESPECTFUL BEHAVIOUR IN THE ALPINE AREA In recent years, the alpine areas of Canton Schwyz have benefited from strongly growing tourist numbers. This enables the alpine farmers to sell their products better, for example. However, more guests also mean more conflicts: litter, trampled pastures, wrong behaviour towards the cattle, etc. lead to trouble. Because of this, the rules of conduct in the alpine area were created. You can find the rules here.
SUPPLIERS The restaurants of the Stoos lifts (Stoos Hüttä, zum Gadä, Alpstubli, Sternegg and Pistenbully-Beiz Brunnerboden) are supplied by regional producers:
Alp Laui, Stoos (cheese)
Alp Tröligen, Stoos (cheese)
Schelbert family, Rickenbach SZ (cheese)
Gwerder family, Muotathal (eggs)
Heinzer butchery, Muotathal (meat)
Felder butchery, Seewen (meat)
Appert family, Schwyz (meat and apple juice)
Confectionery Schelbert, Muotathal
Bakery Beck Roman, Ibach SZ
ÄCHT SCHWYZ More than 40 restaurants - spread throughout Canton Schwyz - offer Schwyz dishes on their menus. Some cook traditionally, others are inspired by time-honored recipes and create new culinary delights. They all work together with local butchers, hunters, fishermen or farmers. So the result in the plate is "ächt SCHWYZ". On Stoos, the Stoos Hüttä, the Wellness Hotel Stoos and the summit restaurant Fronalpstock are all part of "Ächt Schwyz Gastro".
TOBOGGAN RENTAL The toboggan rental of the Stoosbahnen in the Stoos Shop and in the middle station Mettlen, rents exclusively Lindau wooden toboggans. These are built in a small manufactory in Schwyz exclusively from Schwyz wood.
ALPINE ECONOMY In the alpine cheese dairy Tröligen, cow's milk from a total of new alps in the Stoos area is processed into various delicious specialties. Great importance is attached to regional cooperation.
ALP CHEESE TRAIL With the Alp cheese trail, Stoos-Muotatal Tourismus GmbH has created a regional offer. With the Alpchäs pass, cheese from the region can be tasted at three of six alpine inns. Thus, the alpine farmers and their hard work are supported.
STOOS HÜTTÄ The Stoos Hüttä is a completely wooden building. 95 percent of the wood comes from local production by OAK (Oberallmeindkorporation) and was used for construction, finishing and furnishing. The core of the energy concept is the highly insulated building envelope, which, together with OAK wood as a sustainable energy source, makes it possible to meet the Minergie standard.
STOOS CHAPEL In the middle of the mountain village Stoos is the mountain chapel Maria Hilf, which was built purely of wood over 300 years ago by alpine farmers on the Stoos. In 2018 the mountain chapel was renovated with new wooden shingles from Switzerland.
SWISSTAINABLE (LEVEL 2 - ENGAGED) The Stoosbahnen AG proudly bear the Swisstainable Level 2 (engaged) award. This is awarded by the Swiss Tourism Federation.
MYCLIMATE Guests of Stoosbahnen who buy their mountain railroad ticket online can offset CO2 with the initiative MyClimate - cause we care.
OK:GO The Stoosbahnen are certified by OK:GO (barrier-free). You can find more information here.
FRIENDLY HOSTS The volunteer Friendly Hosts on Stoos have been in action since 2015. They advise and look after guests with a great deal of heart and soul, provide advice and assistance and show guests the highlights of the region. The dedicated group consists mainly of (early) retirees and advises guests in several languages.
ASSOCIATION RIDGE HIKE With an admirable performance, retired people have created and maintained the Stoos ridge hike in voluntary service since 2006. The industrious hitchhikers ensured that the hiking trail is well maintained on over 1000 working days. Today, Sepp Betschart and his team are in action about 30 days (250h) per year.
IGSU The IGSU (Community of interest for a clean environment) organizes a national Clean-Up-Day for a joint commitment of a clean Switzerland. Every year the Clean-Up-Day takes place on the Stoos.
MOUNTAIN SCHOOL The Stoos Mountain School has been an integral part of life in the mountain village since 1941. All the costs of building the school were borne by Stöösler and benefactors. The Stoos Mountain School supports various social projects in the mountain village of Stoos. This is an absolute added value for the whole village and for all employers.
HÜSLIVEREIN The Hüsliverein Stoos - Association of owners and tenants of vacation and club houses, as well as vacation apartments on the Stoos. With over 240 member families, the association is committed to social life and good fellowship on Stoos. With fundraising campaigns, the lively and upbeat bunch supports important and sustainable projects for village life.
WASTE ACTION ALPINE FARMERS All alpine farmers on the Stoos gather annually for a waste collection day after the winter season. By collecting and cleaning up waste throughout the Stoos area, the animals experience an unforgettable summer on the alp.