The jewel of the area is the Gemstock which goes almost up to 3000m. This fantastic off-piste resort is comparable to the Grandes Montets in Chamonix but without the crowds. The runs are mainly north-facing, which means that there is normally plenty of powder for all.
- Combines some of the best off-piste skiing and day ski touring the Alps has to offer
- North facing slopes with miles of untracked powder
- Great lift access and extremely comfortable hotel and hut accommodation
The terrain in this region is very complex and the same lift can give access to a great selection of different off-piste ski runs which are well away from any piste. In fact it is common to ski well away from the lift system and use a train to make the short return journey back to Andermatt.
THE COURSE CONVENES IN ANDERMATT and we stay at the very comfortable Hotel Badus which is named after the peak that we climb at the end of the week. Andermatt has retained its character as an ancient, traditional Swiss village. The village is mainly constructed of the local granite stone which gives it a unique ambience.
Other ski resorts close to Andermatt are the villages of Sedrun, Disentis and Oberalp. These are accessible using the Andermatt ski pass, giving huge scope for off piste skiing and ski touring in this region.