In former times there have been the individual ski resorts of Andermatt and Sedrun, which meanwhile grew together to one big, spacious ski arena. The huge area was named Gotthard Oberalp Arena. Winter athletes have available more than 130 kilometres of pistes in the Gotthard Oberalp Arena. Each level is offered, some of the pistes are additionally prepared with artificial snow.
Half pipes and snow parks have been equally considered as cross-country trails and winter hiking paths. Tourists can pursue each kind of winter sports at this place. Numerous cable railways and ski lifts enable winter athletes to manage the last stage to the slopes. Then time has come for unalloyed winter joy in the glittering snow. No matter whether on skiers, snowshoes, snowboards or sledges – everyone will find a suitable equipment to romp around. Between the ski-runs you can have a great rest in various mountain restaurants or huts.
The trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn are means of transport between the different ski resorts and villages. They enable a comfortable journey from A to B. Only a few years ago the Furka Oberalp Bahnand the BVZ Zermatt Bahn joined together forming the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. A trip with the steam rack railway on the section between Realp and Furka on the steam rail Furka mountain route means a special rail adventure.
Andermatt and Sedrun in the Gotthard Oberalp Arena
Andermatt (1440 m) in the canton of Uri is a largely known Swiss winter sports resort. For a long time the village eked out a forgotten existence high up in the mountains. Only in the 19th century got not only passable by feed but also by car the stream of visitors began to flow. Moreover, Furka and Oberalp pass are located in the near surrounding of Andermatt. If you want to travel from Andermatt to Sedrun – for example by the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn – you leave the Oberalp pass behind; for this you will cover about 2000 metres of height.
The village of Sedrun (1450 m) in Grisons snuggles up to the Oberalp pass. Throughout the year tourists are cordially welcomed. Above all sports fans can relax in the spa by means of pleasant massages, baths or sauna. The snow park Valtvega near Sedrun is the right destination for families with little children staying in this region for their winter holidays. There are numerous offers for beginners of skiing where the little ones can rollick to their hearts’ content.