Hans im Glück (Hinter Aelpetli Tal)

Andermatt

Very exposed on a ridge at the begining, nice slopes in the middle with a couloir at its end. The last part in the Unteralptal is very flat back to the village of Andermatt

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
3.3 km
Ascent
15 m
Descent
1.2 km
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
41˚
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Description

From the Top of Gemsstock go in the direction of "Russi run" for 150 metres. There is a flat part on your right made by piste machines. Cross it and continue crossing the steep slope with rocks above and a cliff below. When you get on top of the ridge, follow it until it climbs up to Gurschenstock. Attention: keep low on the east part of the ridge because it is a cornice that can break! At Gurschenstock you go east and cross the next ridge north-east to south-west 50 metres lower and ski then eastwards initially, then north-east. There are huge slopes around 25 degrees. If you keep mostly left you will reach a steep and narrow gully up to 45 degrees. You also may pass on the right of the canyon, which is not less steep but wider. You will arrive in the Unteralptal which brings you to Andermatt

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Cliffs

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