Unteralptal

Andermatt

A very long and easy 1500 metre downhill trip

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
12 km
Ascent
114 m
Descent
1.4 km
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

From Top of Gemsstock you cross directly under the black/yellow rope, going south into off-piste terrain. The first part is about 35 degrees for a few turns, then goes flat and before becoming again 35 degrees, this time twice as long with a lot of traversing. When you arrive a 100 metres underneath a little pass you turn left and follow the valley, which you can't miss. At a certain moment you pass into a narrow but flat gully. The slope is mostly flat, not more than 20 degrees. When you end up next to the Vermiggelhütte it gets very flat, and you need your poles. After it you will find varied terrain, some flat for pushing and some nice slopes to ski down. Do not be the first person to do this run after a snow fall, you will be too tired for apres-ski with your friends after breaking the track! If you are snowboarder, do it with a skier who can pull you!

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, April, December

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