SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun

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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.
This is what Andermatt is all about - freeride powder.
This is what Andermatt is all about - freeride powder.
Andermatt & Sedrun are easily accessible by train, including from Italy & Austria.
Andermatt & Sedrun are easily accessible by train, including from Italy & Austria.
Andermatt is directly accessible by train, even from Italy and Austria.
Andermatt is directly accessible by train, even from Italy and Austria.
New piste terrain at Andermatt-Sedrun. provides everything for everyone.
New piste terrain at Andermatt-Sedrun. provides everything for everyone.
Andermatt skiing
Andermatt skiing
Delightful exit from a Gemsstock couloir at Andermatt
Delightful exit from a Gemsstock couloir at Andermatt
The 6-seater chairlift at Oberalppass connects Andermatt to Sedrun & the Alpsu provides some great refreshments!
The 6-seater chairlift at Oberalppass connects Andermatt to Sedrun & the Alpsu provides some great refreshments!
Schneehüenerstock  at 2600m, combines a new restaurant & terrace with a gondola & chairlift top station
Schneehüenerstock at 2600m, combines a new restaurant & terrace with a gondola & chairlift top station
Sedrun has the regions best terrain park & funkiest mountain hutte
Sedrun has the regions best terrain park & funkiest mountain hutte
Andermatt Sedrun has expanded beginner terrain. like here at Nätschen
Andermatt Sedrun has expanded beginner terrain. like here at Nätschen
Sedrun has wonderful long, wide intermediate piste trails down  to Dieni.
Sedrun has wonderful long, wide intermediate piste trails down to Dieni.
Andermatt has some of Euriope
Andermatt has some of Euriope's best and most reliable snow.
Find your own private couloir on Gemsstock.
Find your own private couloir on Gemsstock.
The lighthouse at Oberalppass is a regional icon, as is the backcountry skiing from the pass.
The lighthouse at Oberalppass is a regional icon, as is the backcountry skiing from the pass.
One of the few places in the world where après ski is on a train back to the hotel!
One of the few places in the world where après ski is on a train back to the hotel!
Gemsstock powder high above Andermatt
Gemsstock powder high above Andermatt
The  Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen development has vastly improved Andermatt
The Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen development has vastly improved Andermatt's accommodation options
Andermatt Sedrun - one of the world
Andermatt Sedrun - one of the world's best ski resorts.

SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun

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Andermatt Sedrun

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Andermatt Sedrun4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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Interlinked Ski Resort

Disentis

     Andermatt Sedrun Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Andermatt Sedrun Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,444m - 2,961m (1,519m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    6 - 10m
  • Lifts (21)
    4 Gondolas / cable cars
    9 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Andermatt
    Late Oct/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%

    Incl. Disentis - 180km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 20/21
    Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis
    Dynamic Lift Pass Pricing
    Adult - from CHF41 - 82
    Child - from CHF21 - 42
    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. Add in the easy access to Andermatt-Sedrun ski resort via the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (train) and probably the world's biggest lift, terrain & connectivity expansion in recent history, making it a very tasty destination for for families plus skiers & snowboarders of all abilities & predilections.

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.

The 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 until 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 snowpacks in the world.
  • Traditional Swiss alpine village.
  • New range of quality accommodation options.
  • Great value lift passes in off-peak times (as low as 41CHF/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 (but Sedrun is now lift linked to Disentis!).

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

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

Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

There are two distinct sides to the Andermatt Sedrun ski resort. One is the dark, north-facing 1,500m vertical face of the Gemsstock looming over Andermatt. The other is the sunny south-aspect slopes leading about 10km across the Oberalppass to neighbouring Sedrun.

See the SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun ski trail map.

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, 6-pax chairs & gondolas have transformed the area from Nätschen to Oberalppass, making the train ride to Sedrun a novelty rather than a necessity. The resorts have been fully lift interlinked from season 2018/19. We have recently skied all of them & were suitably impressed. Sedrun is now linked to Disentis since season 2020 by cable car, but a gap in ski lifts still exists between Dieni & Sedrun, necessitating taking the train.

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.

From more information, see the Andermatt Skiing & Snowboarding page.

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 Nätschen & 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 4½hr 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.

The closest international airports for Andermatt Sedrun ski resort are Zurich (ZRH) & Geneva (GVA) in Switzerland, plus Milan Malpensa (MXP) in Italy. Trains efficiently link the entire region, with intercity trains going via nearby Goeschenen, itself only a 10min train ride to Andermatt!

For more information see the Travelling to Andermatt Sedrun page.

Andermatt Sedrun 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 with a full set of shops & services. 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 in the sunny part of the valley, only 5 min walk from town.

Search & book Andermatt accommodation.

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 Sedrun accommodation.

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 Info page for more information.

Food, Après, Bars & Nightlife

Andermatt has been transformed in recent years. The transformation has improved mountain dining options like the excellent Schneehüenerstock above Oberalppass. Coincidentally, in the Andermatt ‘old town’ & village outskirts, there has been a subtle increase in style & quality of bar & restaurant offerings too – not a bad thing. The bars & restaurants of the Chedi & Radisson Blu Hotels are complemented by the likes of Enoteca 1620. Old favourites in town are still thriving, as is the unique Après Ski Train – an experience like no other!

See the Food & Nightlife page for detailed information.

Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Ski rentals are available throughout Andermatt in the centre of the village & near the train station/Naestchen gondola with our local partners. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Andermatt Ski & Snowboard Equipment Rental page.

Some off-piste ski lessons & guiding can make all the difference to a stay at Andermatt – particularly on the iconic Gemsstock. For more info & options, see our SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun Ski Lessons & Guiding page.

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 have reviewed Andermatt Sedrun on multiple occasions, the last time in 2019 to check out all the lift & terrain expansion plus test out the new accommodation offerings. We loved it & so will you. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of the page if on a mobile) to read all the reviews.

See how the SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun compares to the rest of the European ski resorts on the Europe ski resort ratings page.

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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, your 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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AUD 5,132
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Urner Hut Tour - The Skiers Haute Route
CUSTOMISED GUIDED SKI TOUR | PRIVATE 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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AUD 4,438
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