Guidebook

The Best Freeride Routes around Andermatt

11 detailed routes for skilled adventurers seeking a snow challenge.

Description

Andermatt is one of Europe’s wonderfully untapped freeriding resorts. Situated high up in the Swiss Alps, the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun enjoys optimal snow conditions throughout the whole winter season.

Andermatt is a quaint mountain town nestled in the high-alpine Ursen Valley in the canton of Uri. It's a beautiful spot with a comparatively low-key apres-ski scene. From Zurich, it will take you 1.5 hours to reach Andermatt by car, or by train, it's a scenic 3-hour journey.

On top of the mighty Gemsstock, the region's most prized mountain at nearly 3000m, you can take in a spectacular view of around 600 summits. Starting at Gemsstock’s summit, whizz down from colossal heights across uncut tracks of fresh powder.

We’ve curated some of the best freeride routes to push you to your limits and get your adventure started.

Sources: https://www.andermatt.ch/en
https://www.skiarena.ch/en
https://www.bergfex.com/andermatt-gemsstock-naetschen/

Giraf (Vorder Aelpetili Tal)
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Giraf (Vorder Aelpetili Tal)

Andermatt
1,234 m
44 °
E
0 m
3.0 km
Two nice couloirs with a wonderful wide slope in between.
Severe
Private
Gipfel Couloir
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Gipfel Couloir

Andermatt
348 m
46 °
E
3 m
0.6 km
There's just a short hike to this easily accessible Couloir, which offers steep skiing and a quick return to the lift.
Severe
Private
Guspis (Gafallenlücke)
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Guspis (Gafallenlücke)

Andermatt
1,473 m
37 °
191 m
8.4 km
A very popular line (because its easy) which requires a 15 minute hike with or without skins
Moderate
Private
Gemsplangge
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Gemsplangge

Andermatt
809 m
47 °
NE
20 m
1.8 km
Very steep at its beginning, then a long wide slope across little cliffs and dwarf alders. Many variants but a bit tricky to find the right way.
Severe
Private
Felsental Freeride
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Felsental Freeride

Andermatt
1,322 m
44 °
NW
36 m
5.1 km
A very popular 1300 metre downhill even for intermediate skiers. There are many, many variants to do.
Moderate
Private
Unteralptal
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Unteralptal

Andermatt
1,393 m
36 °
114 m
12.5 km
A very long and easy 1500 metre downhill trip
Moderate
Private
Geissberg
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Geissberg

Andermatt
802 m
40 °
E
27 m
2.3 km
600 metres of easy off-piste when the top of Gemsstock is closed.
Moderate
Private
Gemsgrat
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Gemsgrat

Andermatt
480 m
36 °
NW
23 m
1.3 km
A long ride on Gemsgrat (ridge) with a wide, open ride back on to the "Russi run"
Difficult
Private
Hans im Glück (Hinter Aelpetli Tal)
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Hans im Glück (Hinter Aelpetli Tal)

Andermatt
1,243 m
41 °
NE
15 m
3.3 km
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
Severe
Private
Grätli
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Grätli

Andermatt
405 m
30 °
SW
5 m
1.9 km
An itinerary run which is easy even with bad weather conditions.
Easy
Private
Itinerary - Luttersee "playground"
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Itinerary - Luttersee "playground"

Andermatt
592 m
48 °
NW
20 m
2.1 km
Many variants to explore close to a marked itinerary, all between 25 and 40 degrees.
Moderate
Private