Love is in the air, love happens on the snow

 

The plus in quality time for couples and those who want to be.

“Blissful and tearful, with thought-teeming brain; hoping and fearing in passionate pain... Now sunk in despair, with love's thrilling rapture what joy can compare.”

This is a quote by Goethe. We don’t know where the German poet got his wisdom, but we know for a fact that he has been to Switzerland three times. He also visited the Gotthard Massif, which he called the "royal mountain range". Perhaps the spectacular panorama of the Western Alps, the crisp air and the endless expanse of snow-covered terrain filled his heart with so much joy that he wanted to share it. Either way, fact is: The ski resort Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis attracts lovers and those who want to be.

The plus in mountain panorama.

Travelling together, arriving in the present. Is there a better destination than high up in the mountains? The ski region Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis has several locations to enjoy the view over the high peaks of the Gotthard massif and beyond. On a clear day, you might even think you can see the curvature of the earth. From the top station of the new 8-person gondola lift, the Gütsch-Express, which connects Andermatt with the same-named mountain, you can see the glacier-covered Dammastock. At an elevation of 3,600 metres it is the highest peak in the Urner Alps and Central Switzerland.

Sparkling ice.

Dining with views of the lake. Sounds romantic, and it definitely is at the Oberalp Pass. Two restaurants have a sun terrace from which the hungry guests can admire the frozen Oberalpsee, its ice cover sparkling and glistening in the sun. On the terrace of the restaurant Ustria Alpsu you should taste Veltliner specialities like Pizzoccheri or Malfatti. The former are handmade buckwheat noodles with savoy cabbage, potatoes and cheese, while Malfatti are small dumplings made with spinach and ricotta. These are typical dishes and famous regional specialities which you should absolutely try. And if you are still hungry, you can order a dessert called Fruchtwähe - this is the Swiss dialect name for a sheet cake with fruit - complete with whipped cream and two forks.

 

 

By the way: Not far from the restaurant, there is something unusual sticking out of the snow, about 14 metres high and bright red. When you squint your eyes in the glistening snow, you can see that the structure represents a lighthouse. How it ended up here at an elevation of 2,000 metres is a different story (but it has something to do with the source of the Rhine, which does not spring far from the pass). As a photo background the lighthouse is a must for all those who enjoy the beauty of the winter in Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis.

The night is on fire.

When the sun sets behind the mountain tops and the valleys lie in darkness, the light on the ski slope in Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis is turned on and it’s time for the Sedrun SnowNight. To be more precise: Every Thursday, a spectacular show of ski acrobatics and fireworks takes place on the illuminated Dieni-Milez ski slope. Those who want to spend the night in quieter surroundings (and perhaps more romantic) can borrow a toboggan at the Diene valley station and whizz down the Milez-Rueras “Schlittelbahn” which is also illuminated. A “Schlittel” is a small toboggan which is perfect for cruising down to the valley on the three-kilometre trail next to the slope.

Conclusion.

Lovers and those who want to be will find many options in the Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis ski area to fill their winter days with memorable holiday experiences. Maybe too many possibilities. Because one thing is for sure: It is also worthwhile to spend a day skiing and enjoying a plus in winter atmosphere. In Switzerland's most modern ski resort.