Living the powder snow dream

Deep powder snow, steep gullies, first lines – those familiar with these terms will find what they’re looking for in Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis.

The Gemsstock in Andermatt

Downhill runs over 1,500 metres in altitude with challenging gullies and couloirs of all kinds await freeride experts on the Gemsstock in Andermatt, which is at an altitude of almost 3,000 metres. The mountain is world-famous for its "Felsental", "Giraffe", "Guspis" and "Geissberg” slopes. They offer a variety of routes through the deep powder: from ten-kilometre descents to rocky terrain. The "Giraffe", which owes its name to its shape on the map, is the most wellknown. Descriptions simply don’t do justice to this area, a mountain guide is recommended to be able to enjoy this freeride experience to the full!

Safety first

All off-piste slopes are steep and vulnerable to avalanches. Experience in open terrain, knowing how to use avalanche equipment and serious preparation, including an awareness of the current avalanche situation, are an absolute must before every tour.

Skiing in powder snow is always a risk, and a mountain guide is highly recommended if you don’t know the area or are unsure about your off-piste skills.

Avalanche rescue training fields

Anyone who skis off-piste is always exposed to a certain risk. How to act in an emergency and handle avalanche transmitters, probes and shovels should be practiced. The avalanche training fields below the middle station of the Gemsstockbahn and next to the Bar Nevada in Disentis are ideal for this. Several avalanche transmitters are buried there in moderately steep terrain and at various depths. The transmitters are activated by radio via the system and then searched for in realistic conditions. The systems are free of charge and easy to operate thanks to the attached instructions.