SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun

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

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  • Andermatt Sedrun Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,444 – 2,963 (1,519)
  • Average Snow Fall
    6 - 10m
  • Lifts (21)
    4 Gondolas / cable cars
    9 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Andermatt
    Early Nov to Mid May
    8:30am to 4:45pm

    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 Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - CHF10 - 62
    Child - CHF10 - 30
    Child u/6yr - Free
    Andermatt Trail & Piste Map
  • Andermatt Trail Map
    Sedrun Trail & Piste Map
  • Sedrun Trail Map

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 now also plenty for families & intermediate snow riders.

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

Pros & Cons for SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun

Pros

  • World class off-piste & backcountry freeride terrain;
  • Massive terrain & lift expansion fully integrating vast terrain;
  • Great on piste terrain for all abilities.
  • Excellent access by train in a spectacular setting;
  • Modern lifts becoming integrated with the train station;
  • Amongst the most reliable snow packs in the world;
  • Traditional Swiss alpine village;
  • New range of quality accommodation options;
  • Great value lift passes in off peak times (as low as 10CHF/day);
  • Wonderful bars & restaurants in the village & on mountain.
  • Activities available for the whole family.

Cons

  • Gemsstock cable cars can get extremely busy on a powder day;
  • Ski terrain is limited in poor visibility;
  • Andermatt village spends a lot of time in shadow for much of winter;
  • Village of Sedrun disjointed from the main ski lifts at Dieni.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Becoming more popular every year (go there now!);
  • Lift pass linkages now with Disentis ski resort.

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.

See the SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun ski trail map here.

The Gemsstock is the natural habitat for the advanced & expert skier and snowboarder. The cable car to the top is generally packed with back country equipped snow riders looking to harvest some powder. Some good intermediate terrain exists mid mountain & recent improvements to the valley trail make it approachable for higher intermediate skiers, despite its black status! To the uninitiated, the Gemsstock freeride terrain is best explored with a guide for at least a day to understand its full potential. There are many possible pitfalls for those venturing out of bounds without an appropriate level of knowledge.

To the east of Andermatt the sunny slopes has become an intermediate's paradise. New lifts, 6er chairs & gondolas have transformed the area from Natschen to Oberalppass, making the train ride to Sedrun a novelty rather than a necessity. The resorts are fully lift interlinked from season 2018/19. We have recently skied all of them & were suitably impressed.

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

See the Andermatt Skiing & Snowboarding page for more information.

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 & 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 plus between Natschen & Andermatt provide ample opportunities.

Where is SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun, Switzerland?

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 & 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 & a sure way to POW (Protect Our Winters). The train line at Andermatt links directly with the iconic Zermatt ski resort in under 3hr. 

Search & book train tickets to Andermatt here.

The closest international airports for Andermatt Sedrun ski resort are Zurich & Geneva in Switzerland, plus Milan Malpensa in Italy. Note that the new rail tunnel linking Switzerland & Italy means all express trains between Milan & Zurich now Andermatt. Slower regional trains now make the journey instead. Oh well!

For more information see the Travelling to Andermatt Sedrun page.

Andermatt Sedrun Ski Accommodation

With a ski resort based on two separate villages & very efficient train transport links, Andermatt Sedrun has a great range of accommodation available. And now more than ever, a true mix of traditional & ultra-modern lodging options define Andermatt.

The traditional village of Andermatt is compact & wonderful. Its only downfall is the lack of sunshine as it sits in the shadow of the Gemsstock for much of winter. As such the village 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!

In addition to the many traditional hotels & guesthouses, Andermatt has an increasing number of contemporary hotels & apartments coming on line. The Chedi best epitomises the direction Andermatt is heading, but it is the brand-new Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen that brings real choice to the people & sets a standard for everyone else to aspire. An added bonus is that it is the sunny part of the valley, 5 min walk from town.

Search & book all Andermatt Accommodation here.

The village at 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 & Rueras in between. All have a train station making access easy. Recent lifts developments at nearby Disentis ski resort have seen ski lift connections put into Sedrun, making it a far more attractive proposition than previously.

Search & book all Sedrun Accommodation here.

Other nearby villages can also make a convenient base – all train travel to & from them is included in the ski lift pass. Goeschenen is only a short train ride away & is the main railway station if heading to either Milan or Zurich. Otherwise Disentis, Realp & Hospental can all be utilised, but at the cost of travel time.

See the Andermatt Sedrun Accommodation page for more information.

Nearby Ski Resorts

The train system allows for easy transfers to a host of other ski resorts in Switzerland. Why not do a Swiss Rail Ski Safari? Ski resorts accessible by train & local bus to the east include Disentis 3000, Laax and the unknown, but excellent Brigels. Further afield, you can catch the Glacier Express all the way to fabulous St Moritz via the major transport hub of Chur.

To the west towards the city of Brig, a festival of ski resorts including Aletsch Arena, Belalp, Crans Montana, Grimentz-Zinal, Lauchernalp, Saas Fee, St Luc-Chandolin, Zermatt & Verbier (4 Vallees) are within easy reach.

Review

The Powderhounds reviewed Andermatt Sedrun again in 2019 to check out all the lift & terrain expansion plus test out the new accommodation offerings. We loved it & so will you. Stay tuned for our latest photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Andermatt

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Engelberg - Andermatt Freeride Ski Tour
GUIDED SKI TOUR
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Explore deep powder turns around Andermatt while skiing vast freeride off-piste terrain. 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 & best snow in the Alps.
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USD 3,495
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Urner Hut Tour - The Skiers Haute Route
GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
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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USD 2,995
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