Chäserrugg is an easy-to-reach mountain in the Toggenburg, a beautiful valley in the canton of St. Gallen. At a height of 2,262m you're afforded a great view of the Grison Alps and Lake Walensee and on a perfectly clear day you can see as many as six different countries from here. The station on top is an impressive wood construction designed by renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and it includes a restaurant. The new cable car Stöfeli-Bahn with its three stations is another masterpiece by Herzog & de Meuron. Chäserrugg, which is part of the Toggenburg ski area, boasts a total of 17 lifts and is a good destination for kids as well as experienced skiers. By car it's a little over an hour from Zurich and public transport will get you to the beginning of the cable car in Unterwasser in less than two hours (change to a bus in Buchs SG). Mount Chäserrugg is also an option if you don't ski as there are also sledge runs and marked walking paths.