The Best Freeride Routes around Andermatt

11 detailed routes for skilled adventurers seeking a snow challenge.





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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.



Gipfel Couloir

There's just a short hike to this easily accessible Couloir, which offers steep skiing and a quick return to the lift.

Guspis (Gafallenlücke)

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


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.

Felsental Freeride

A very popular 1300 metre downhill even for intermediate skiers. There are many, many variants to do.


A very long and easy 1500 metre downhill trip


600 metres of easy off-piste when the top of Gemsstock is closed.


A long ride on Gemsgrat (ridge) with a wide, open ride back on to the "Russi run"

Hans im Glück (Hinter Aelpetli Tal)

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


An itinerary run which is easy even with bad weather conditions.