Rothorn

Andermatt

A very short hike with mostly virgin snow conditions.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.4 km
Ascent
93 m
Descent
646 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
41˚
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Description

From the top of Gemsstock you ski south, about 35 degrees for a few turns. Then you'll reach a flat part, and again a part that's 35 degrees, this time a bit longer and more crossing. 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 top (Gafallenlücke) you continue on your left and head to the top of the peak just in front of you (Rothorn remains on your left). From the top you ski down on your left (south-east). It is between 35 and 40 degrees for the first 150 metres, keeping on your left to avoid the steepest terrain. Then keep east and you will finish in a gully, which is not steeper than 35 degrees. At its end you reach the slope of "Unteralpta"l at the beginning of the long, flat gully. Then Vermigel cabana and Andermatt (look Freeride for "unteralptal").

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

Equipment required

  • Skins

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