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Andermatt Sedrun ski resort. Legendary free ride terrain.
Andermatt Sedrun ski resort. Legendary free ride terrain.
Challenging skiing & snowboarding at Andermatt Sedrun on Gemsstock.
Challenging skiing & snowboarding at Andermatt Sedrun on Gemsstock.
Andermatt-Sedrun lift redevelopments include this new 6er above Natschen.
Andermatt-Sedrun lift redevelopments include this new 6er above Natschen.
Piste skiing at Andermatt Sedrun off the top of the Gemsstock.
Piste skiing at Andermatt Sedrun off the top of the Gemsstock.
Andermatt is directly accessible by train, even from Italy and Austria.
Andermatt is directly accessible by train, even from Italy and Austria.
Superb snow quality at Andermatt-Sedrun.
Superb snow quality at Andermatt-Sedrun.
Andermatt village is undergoing major redevelopment.
Andermatt village is undergoing major redevelopment.
The Gemsstock cable car traverses some gnarly terrain.
The Gemsstock cable car traverses some gnarly terrain.
There is some serious off piste at Andermatt Sedrun ski resort.
There is some serious off piste at Andermatt Sedrun ski resort.
Piste skiing is excellent for intermediates towards Sedrun.
Piste skiing is excellent for intermediates towards Sedrun.
Back-country access from the Gemsstock opens up a world of possibilities.
Back-country access from the Gemsstock opens up a world of possibilities.
Andermatt Sedrun is expanding beginner and intermediate terrain.
Andermatt Sedrun is expanding beginner and intermediate terrain.
The charming old town centre of Andermatt.
The charming old town centre of Andermatt.
Andermatt has some of Euriope's best and most reliable snow.
Andermatt has some of Euriope's best and most reliable snow.
Mid station area on Gemsstock.
Mid station area on Gemsstock.
The 1500m vertical descents off the Gemsstaock are great fun.
The 1500m vertical descents off  the Gemsstaock are great fun.
One of the few places in the world with a skier crossing for the railway!
One of the few places in the world with a skier crossing for the railway!
Andermatt is still a traditonal mountain village.
Andermatt is still a traditonal mountain village.
Ski and snowboard Andermatt Sedrun now!
Ski and snowboard Andermatt Sedrun now!
Andermatt Sedrun - one of the world's best ski resorts.
Andermatt Sedrun - one of the world's best ski resorts.

Andermatt Sedrun

Andermatt Sedrun Ski Resort Switzerland

SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun in Switzerland is a powder and off-piste skiing mecca for serious freeriders.  Combine cold storms from all directions which ensure a deep alpine snowpack well into April with 1500m vertical descents off Gemsstock, and you have one of the world's best freeride destinations, but there is also plenty for families and intermediate snow riders.

Easy access to Andermatt Sedrun ski resort via the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (train) and probably the world's biggest lift, terrain and connectivity expansion and improvements make it a very tasty destination for all skiers and snowboarders.

Andermatt is still a traditional Swiss mountain village but has several unique features that set it apart from other ski areas. The train as part of the lift pass and the superb sled run on the closed Oberalppass road to name just two.

Massive expansion of lifts and intermediate terrain plus several huge hotel developments in town mean Andermatt may soon be lost to the masses. Get here sooner, because you will only be a year older if you leave it til later!

Andermatt Sedrun Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

There are two distinct sides to the Andermatt Sedrun ski resort. One is the dark, north facing 1500m vertical face of the Gemsstock looming over Andermatt.  The other is the sunny south facing slopes leading about 10km across the Oberalppass to neighbouring Sedrun.

The Gemsstock is the natural habitat for the advanced and expert skier and snowboarder. The cable cars to the top are generally packed with back country equipped snow riders looking to harvest some powder. Some good intermediate terrain exists mid mountain, and recent improvements to the valley trail make it approachable for higher intermediate skiers, despite its black status!

To the east of Andermatt the sunny slopes are slowly becoming an intermediates paradise. New lifts, 6er chairs and gondolas are transforming the area from Natschen to Oberalppass, eventually making the train ride to Sedrun a novelty rather than a necessity. It is expected that the resorts will be fully lift interlinked by season 2018/19.

The lift and terrain expansion is also a boon for advanced and expert skiers. Off piste terrain, as well as marked trails and routes are increasing exponentially.

The Powderhounds skied Andermatt Sedrun in January 2017 and intend going back in 2018 to see the latest developments.

For more information see the Skiing and Snowboarding Andermatt Sedrun page.

Andermatt Sedrun Snow & Weather

Andermatt is blessed with a position in the Alps that guarantees a deep snow pack well into April and May. Storms from all directions impact the area with their frozen goodness. Some of the best skiing and snowboarding here can be quite late in the season. Keep a watch on the forecasts.

The upper slopes of the Gemsstock hold cold deep powder for longer than the rest of the resort, hence its attraction to many Powderhounds.  When the weather is at its fiercest, the lower terrain in Sedrun and between Natschen and Andermatt provide ample opportunities.

Where is SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun, Switzerland?

The Andermatt Sedrun ski resort is located high in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Uri, 100km south of Zurich. Milan in Italy is 186km by road to the south, and Geneva is only 4.5hr by train away to the west. Andermatt Sedrun can be accessed from all directions by rail - the recommended transport to the ski resort. The train line at Andermatt links directly with the excellent Zermatt ski resort in under 3hr.


The closest international airports for Andermatt Sedrun ski resort are Zurich and Geneva in Switzerland, plus Milan in Italy.

For more information see the Travelling to Andermatt Sedrun page.

Nearby Ski Resorts

The train system allows for easy transfers to a host of other ski resorts in Switzerland. Ski resorts with direct train links to the east include Disentis 3000, LAAX and the unknown Obersaxen Mundaun. To the west, Bettmeralp Aletsch, Zermatt and Verbier (4 Vallees) are within easy reach.

Andermatt Sedrun Ski Accommodation

With a ski resort based on two separate villages and very efficient train transport links, Andermatt Sedrun has a great range of accommodation available.

Andermatt is a wonderful and compact traditional village. In addition to the many traditional hotels and guesthouses, Andermatt has an increasing number of high end hotels coming on line. The Chedi best epitomises where Andermatt is potentially heading!


The Chedi Andermatt
 $$$$$
The Chedi is a new Andermatt 5 star luxury hotel. Centrally located near the new Natschen gondola, the Chedi Hotel has beautifully appointed rooms, 1 or 2 bedroom suites and a stunning pool & spa area......

Note that in mid winter, the Andermatt town centre does not see the sun at all and is as cold as the coldest ski resorts in Europe. If you like to live in the sun, wait until February at the earliest. Like us, if you don't care about the sun, forget what you just read!

Sedrun has a sunnier disposition, but the main town is separated from the major ski lifts at Dieni. Accommodations are spread across three areas - Sedrun, Dieni and Rueras in between. All have a train station making access easy.

Other nearby villages can also make a convenient base. Goeschenen is only a short train ride away and is the main railway station if heading to Milan or Zurich. Otherwise Disentis, Realp and Hospental can all be utilised.

For detailed information see the Andermatt Sedrun Hotel, Apartment, Chalet and Guesthouse page.

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Summary of Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Excellent access by train in a spectacular setting.
  • Excellent off piste terrain.
  • Massive terrain and lift expansion happening.
  • Amongst the most reliable snow packs in Europe.
  • Traditional Swiss alpine village.
  • Activities available for the whole family.

Cons

  • Gemsstock cable cars can get extremely busy.
  • Terrain in poor visibility limited.
  • Typically Swiss non party town.
  • Sedrun disjointed from main ski lifts at Dieni.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective)

  • Is becoming bigger and more popular.

Tours in or near Andermatt Sedrun

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Engelberg - Adermatt Freeride Ski Tour DETAILS
GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
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Price p/p
USD 3,495
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Explore deep powder turns around Andermatt while skiing thousands of acres of off piste. With over 5,000' feet of vertical from the top of Gemsstock, our groups will have unforgettable days in the Alps. Then ride Engelberg - the freeride mecca of Switzerland with some of the biggest descents and best snow in the Alps.
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Backcountry Skiing Tours
Urner Hut Tour - The Skiers Haute Route DETAILS
GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
9 Days | 8 Nights | 7 Ski Days
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Price p/p
USD 2,495
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The Urner Hut Tour or otherwise known as “The Skier’s Haute Route” is one of the best ski tours in the Alps. The tour goes from Andermatt to Engelberg and has an emphasis on top-notch descents rather than the long traverses which are common on some other standard Haute Routes through the Alps.
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     Andermatt Sedrun Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Andermatt Sedrun Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,444 – 2,963 (1,519m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    6 - 10m
  • Lifts (20)
    3 Gondolas / cable cars
    9 Chairs
    New gondola & chairlifts due 2017/18/19
  • Ski Hours
    Andermatt
    Early Nov to Mid May
    8:30am to 4:30pm

    Sedrun
    Late Nov to mid April
    9:00am to 4:45pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 120km+
    Longest run - 10km
    Advanced - 50%
    Intermediate - 35%
    Beginner - 15%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Adult - CHF10 to 55
    Child - CHF10 to 30
    Child u/6yr - Free
 

    Andermatt Lift Development Map
  • Andermatt Lift Development Map