Guspis (Gafallenlücke)

Andermatt

A very popular line (because its easy) which requires a 15 minute hike with or without skins

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
8.4 km
Ascent
191 m
Descent
1.5 km
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
37˚
Guspis (Gafallenlücke) Map

From the top of Gemsstock you ski south - about 35 degrees for a few turns, then a flat part and again a 35 degree part a bit longer and more traversing. When you arrive under a little pass on your right (west) which is about 100 metres higher, start to walk. There are often tracks for skins and for foot-steps. At the pass called Guspis your run starts. You cannot miss the way, just follow gravity. When the valley turns right (north) it is better to keep on the left side of the river/gully because it is easier. Keep skiing until the pass road of St. Gotthard. There, by the ventilation funnel, you have to walk a 100 metres up to the road that brings you easily to Hospenthal where there is a twice hourly ski bus back to Andrmatt. There is very often wind here and the slope can become crunchy and blown if there has not been a recent snow fall. Don't do this run if you're tired!

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Walk Required

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