cross-country skiing


Cross-Country Skiing is the latest trend at present. What better way to train the whole body than out in the sun and fresh air? The Cross-Country tracks run along the valley floor from Andermatt via Hospental to Realp. They are prepared for both classic and skating techniques. Those who do not wish to ski the complete distance can restrict themselves to the shorter circular tracks around Andermatt or Realp.

Good snow conditions prevailing, the Cross-Country season in Urserntal starts at the beginning of December. The 34 kms tracks between Andermatt and Realp are groomed daily. 


end of season info

The 2023/24 cross-country skiing season has come to an end. We are looking forward to the upcoming winter season 2024/25.


Cross-country skiing report


The Cross-Country Track Report is updated at 8.30 am daily and can be found under «Cross-Country Report». 

Find detailed information on the cross-country ski trails here: Winter map Andermatt 2023/2024

Important information in March: 
Different races and events take place on lap 7 on all weekends in March. For this reason, the accessibility of lap 7 is limited.


Opening hours cross-country skiing

All cross-country tracks (with the exception of the night track) are accessible every day from 8 am to 5 pm during the winter season. Outside of these times, the trails are groomed and are therefore closed.

Night cross-country skiing track

In Realp, cross-country skiers can also glide along at night under the stars. The 2 km long night track is illuminated daily from 6 to 9 pm.


Cross-country ski passes

  • Day Pass Urserntal CHF 12
  • Week Pass Urserntal CHF 50
  • Season Pass Urserntal CHF 80
  • Children (under 16 yrs) free
  • Swiss cross-country ski pass CHF 160 (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway excluded)

Sales points and infrastructures

Cross-Country Ski Passes can be purchased here:

  • Tourist Office
  • Gemsstock valley station
  • The Nordic House
  • Meyer’s Sporthaus
  • Naturstubä (weekend operation)
  • UriNordic Realp

Please note: It is obligatory to have a cross-country ski pass when using the tracks in the Ursern Valley. The pass should be carried at all times whilst using the tracks and must be presented on request. 

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The Nordic Housexxx
Naturstubä (weekend operation)xxx
Zeughaus Realp (BASPO)xxx


Who knows the cross-country ski regions of Goms and Urserntal like the back of their hand or is just getting to know them? The MGBahn Cross-Country Challenge is going into the second round!

In collaboration with the Swiss Heart Foundation and Loipen Schweiz, the Andermatt Holiday Region runs a flat, circular trail about 2 km long. The Heart Trail is ideal for beginners and for all those who want to do something for their fitness in the fresh air, even in winter. 

The start is directly across from The Nordic House. An information board on site informs about health factors for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The heart trail - classic and skating - is integrated into the normal trail and specially signposted. Complete cross country equipment can be rented and/or lessons booked on site.     

Playful and family-friendly cross-country skiing: At the Cross-Country Skills Park, children, young people and adults are encouraged to learn the professional basis for events and competitions in cross-country skiing through an attractive offer. The Skills Park is located about 300 metres from The Nordic House. 

Gloria and her friends Selma and Sämi are totally crazy about the cold season of the year. Hibernation is therefore not an alternative for them. They much prefer to spend all their free time out on the cross-country tracks in the Ursern Valley and in the meantime consider themselves professionals.

With the help of five simple exercise charts the animal trio show cross-country skiers how to improve their technique and at the same time to enjoy themselves.

The theme trail «On Glorias Tracks» can be found on the two kilometre cross country section «Round 2» and is suitable for all big and small skiers. The start is marked by a large notice board and can be found alongside The Nordic House in Andermatt.


Cross-Country Skiing TrAcks


equipment hire


cross-country ski courses