Gotthard Oberalp Arena Ski Hotel Guide - Ski accommodation

Gotthard Oberalp Arena

The wintersports area Gotthard Oberalp Arena includes numerous lifts and 125km of prepared pistes in Realp, Andermatt, Oberalp and Sedrun.

Every skipass includes skiing in the neighbour-area of Oberalp/Sedrun, as well as free transportation with the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn to Sedrun and Disentis and to Realp and Niederwald (valley of Goms). At the bath in Sedrun you will receive a 20% reduction on the entry fee.

When winter comes to Andermatt, the Ursern valley turns into a fantastic ski arena with 20 lifts and 125 kilometres of well-prepared pistes, which invite you to spend a great day in the snow.

On the top of the nearly 3000 meter high Gemsstock, a spectacular panoramic view of more than 600 summits makes your heart beat faster. On the Gemsstock, there is one of the very first alpine runs created especially for carvers. The Bernhard-Russi-Run, a famous ski run down the glacier, received its name in honour of the winner of the Olympic games in Sapporo. The Gemsstock, scene of a series of exciting events, has long been a “secret” amongst snowboarders and off-piste skiers.

The ski area offers a wide range of pistes for every standard. Beginners such as free riders will find the loveliest runs in the Gotthard area. Around 45 km of the runs are with snow cannons.
(black runs: 40 km / red runs: 57 km / blue runs: 28 km)

You will also find:

  • 2 Snowparks (Gemsstock und Skilift Tegia Gronda Sedrun)
  • 1 Halfpipe
  • 1 Avalanche Training Center

Andermatt and its area offers about 20 km of prepared winterhiking- and snowshoe-trails.

On the Gemsstock every freerider or freestyler can find what he wants. Untouched lines, steep trails and lots of natural drops. Every year, there is a freeride race called "King of the mountain", where got to ski 4.5 km of offpiste-terrain with 900 metres vertical height.

Cross-country in the historic Gottardo Region

  • 28 km cross-country classic and skating
  • cross-country skiing along the Reuss
  • nordic sportcenter in Realp
  • cosy towns along the historic Gotthard-route
  • 3 km night cross-country Realp
Do you prefer doing something less strenuous? Then you could walk up to the Nätschen, where the start is of the 4,5 km sledging run down to Andermatt! If you do not like to walk, you could take the chairlift or the train and enjoy the amazing views on the way to Nätschen.

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