In the Andermatt Holiday Region, there are diverse ski tours to choose from, just waiting to be discovered.
The Ursern Valley is the largest valley in Uri and brings with it a unique history thanks to its unique location between Graubünden (Oberalp Pass), Ticino (Gotthard Pass) and Valais (Furka Pass).
Skitourismus hatte hier schon früh Tradition und bietet durch die herrliche Lage inmitten der Alpen fast unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten. So entstand das attraktive Skigebiet am Gemsstock und Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis wurde zum Wintersportmekka.
Ski tourism became a tradition very early on and offers almost unlimited possibilities due to the stunning location in the middle of the Alps. This is how the attractive ski area on Gemsstock developed and Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis became a winter sports mecca.
The Rossbodenstock attracts with its summit flank and offers interesting, partly racy ski runs. It is usually combined with the ascent of the Pazolastock. However, the mountain lies on the edge of a wildlife rest zone, which must be taken into account when choosing a route.
Further north of the Rossbodenstock is the pleasant Badus, inconspicuous but very beautiful. Piz Badus offers extremely attractive, medium-steep downhill slopes and a great view of the surrounding peaks.
If you prefer a more leisurely pace, the Chli Bielenhorn is the place for you. A small but fine, frequently visited skiing and snowshoeing destination surrounded by rugged granite peaks and steep glacier.
Pizzo Centrale marks the border between the cantons of Uri, Ticino and Grisons. The highest peak is only seventy centimetres short of the magical three-thousand-metre mark. The view is nevertheless overwhelming.
Even from a distance, you can see that the Tiefenstock is not easy to climb. But with alpine experience and perseverance, you will be blessed with a summit that you will cherish for a long time to come.
If the trained eye of a ski tourer wanders around the Ursern valley, he will not be able to escape the Galenstock area. The closely spaced peaks around the Albert Heim hut are too striking and imposing.
Where once the original village of the Göscheneralp had to give way to a reservoir, there are countless skiing and climbing mountains.
The Göscheneralp valley stretches from the village of Göschenen via the fork of the Voralp valley to Chelenalp, situated behind the dam. The more the valley extends towards the Winterberge, the striking end formed by the Dammastock, Schneestock and Eggstock, the greater the variety of rewarding ski peaks.
To the right of the reservoir, several peaks form a chain that only allows a connection to the other side via the Lochberg. This beautifully shaped ski peak in a class of its own offers everything a ski tourer's heart desires: a wide and steep firn slope and a breathtaking view.
The most rewarding and at the same time best-known ski tour is probably to the Sustenhorn. The ascent from Voralp or Chelenalp is probably the most fitting way to encounter this giant of Uri. Once you have reached the summit cross, you will consider yourself lucky to be able to leave your mark in the unique high-alpine environment of glacier and rock.
In winter, when the road is closed to official traffic, the Geissenparadies taxi takes guests safely to the Göscheneralp or to Göschenen by snowmobile or sledge.
As you drive up the Sustenpass road from Wassen into the Meiental, an area opens up that considered a true treasure trove of ski mountains. Isolated and not reachable by cable car, all ascents start in Färnigen. One only hast to decide between the richly structured south side and the mighty north side.
On the more or less sunny south side there are several worthwhile summits to achieve. On the opposite north side, not only are the peaks higher, but the climbs are also considerably longer and more strenuous.
One of the best-known and most visited peaks is the Bächenstock. The path leads up through magnificent snowy landscapes and the summit glacier, and you can already see what a great descent lies ahead.
The majestic Stucklistock the majestic Stucklistock already presents itself in all its glory from the valley, but anyone who has ever stood on the stubby glacier during the ascent knows that its beauty has been vastly underestimated. The highest demands are met on the stepless descent, but you should be able to control your skis and find your way around the alpine environment.
The «Snow Touring Bus» is a transport service for ski tourers and snowshoers. With the regional offers, the public transport network is supplemented in places and extended to areas that were previously not accessible for public transport in winter.
In the Andermatt Holiday Region, the snow touring bus can be booked on the Andermatt-Färnigen route.
The historic ski tour between Andermatt and Engelberg spreads out in winter through a particularly wild and untouched region. A touch of adventurous spirit surrounds the grandiose stages from hut to hut. Summit tours from Gemsstock to Lochberg, Sustenhorn, Uratstock, Grassen, followed by a dream descent to Engelberg.
This impressive route through the Alps of Central Switzerland used to be one of the great Alpine crossings. It offers around 5500 metres of ascent and descent and can be completed in four to five days.
The route is not marked. Optimal preparation and accompaniment by a mountain guide is highly recommended.