Disentis Ski Resort

Disentis ski resort, Switzerland
Disentis ski resort
Disentis skiing
Powder at Disentis ski resort
Freeride terrain Disentis ski resort
Access to backcountry freeride routes from Disentis ski resort
Learn-to-ski area Disentis ski resort
Freeride powder skiing at Disentis 3000
Disentis ski resort Switzerland
Disentis ski resort
Piste trail Disentis ski resort
Disentis ski resort panorama
Disentis ski resort cable car at Acletta
Disentis ski resort version of a beach lifeguard
Disentis ski resort
Disentis ski resort
Acla da Fonauna train station is a short walk from Disentis ski resort
Skiing Disentis
Disentis ski resort
Ski Disentis

Disentis Ski Resort

Readers Ratings


Disentis3.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
Dolomites accommodation & lifts packages

Nearby Ski Resort

SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun

     Disentis Ski Trail Map
  • Disentis Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,277m – 2,833m (1,556m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (15)
    2 Cable car
    3 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to Early April
    8:15am to 4:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 60km
    Longest run – 8+ km
    Advanced - 20%
    Intermediate - 50%
    Beginner - 30%
    Incl. Andermatt Sedrun – 180km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult – approx. CHF18
    Child – approx. CHF15
    Child u/6yr – Free
    3 Day+ incl. Andermatt-Sedrun
    plus Matterhorn-Gotthard train sectors
     Andermatt Sedrun Ski Trail Map
  • Andermatt Sedrun Ski Trail Map

Disentis Ski Resort Switzerland

Perched right near the source of the mighty Rhine River, Disentis 3000 ski resort is a wonderful distraction from the hubbub of larger, better known skiing areas. Disentis takes its strength from being a traditional Swiss ski resort but with expanding lifts & terrain providing quality skiing inbounds & amazing freeride backcountry out-bounds.

Disentis is nearly perfectly connected to the fabulous train from Andermatt & will be lift connected to Sedrun from season 2019/20.

Pros & Cons for Disentis Ski Resort


  • High elevation ski area in a snow-sure region of Switzerland;
  • Recent additions to the lift system, simplifying access & interlinking with Sedrun;
  • Very quiet mid-week – no lift lines;
  • Huge skiable vertical on perfect pistes for beginners & intermediates.
  • Access from top lifts to several long off-piste valley descents & exceptional backcountry runs;
  • Good après ski & mountain dining available at Caischavedra (top of cable car);
  • New ski-in accommodation – Catrina Resort Apartments;
  • Super access by public transport (train & bus);
  • New base facilities at S.Catrina provide all the requisite services for the ski area.


  • Limited on-piste trails for advanced riders;
  • Despite over 60km of piste trails, there is not enough on-piste diversity to maintain interest for more than a few days (unless it snows);
  • Small number of mountain huts/restaurants & eating out opportunities in the village.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Resort village/lift base at S.Catrina is separated from the main town of Disentis ( a shame in our view!);
  • Upper mountain T-bars may challenge some snowboarders & skiers;
  • Quiet after-hours.
  • Lacks high-end accommodation, shopping & dining.

Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

Disentis ski resort is an intermediate piste skiers delight & source of a plethora of backcountry touring routes & freeride terrain.

The ski lifts at Disentis will be vastly improved following the opening of the new Cuolm Da Vi cable car, which connects the area to Sedrun. Supposed to open for season 2018/19, we were a touch disappointed to see it sitting idle. Looks like we will need to visit again in 2020!

See the Disentis ski trail map here.

Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Ski rentals are available with our partners just near the cable car base in Acletta/S.Catrina. See our Disentis Ski & Snowboard Equipment Rentals page to search & book the latest gear.

If contemplating the off-piste freeride valley descents into Vals Strem, Gronda, Pintga & Segnas, the company of a local ski instructor or guide can make all the difference. See our Disentis Ski Lessons & Guiding page for more information & booking.

Nearby Ski Resorts

From season 2019/20. Disentis is practically lift interlinked with the exceptional SkiArena Andermatt Sedrun to the west, forming a seriously diverse ski experience. To the east is Brigels - one of our favourite family friendly secret stashes. A little further on to the east is the vast intermediate's paradise of Laax-Flims-Falera, with its incredibly modern lift system. Take the local trains & buses to get to these nearby ski resorts.


More information about this European ski resort is coming soon.

The Powderhounds reviewed Disentis in 2019 & we are slowly (very slowly) building the content on this surprising ski area as we find the time. Oh for more hours in the day!

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see where we are currently skiing.

Tours in or near Disentis

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Engelberg - Andermatt Freeride 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.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in USD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 3,495
View Details
See all Safari (Road Trip) tours that visit Disentis here

Backcountry Skiing Tours

Urner Hut Tour - The Skiers Haute Route
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.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in USD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,995
View Details
See all Backcountry Skiing tours that visit Disentis here