Gemsstock in Andermatt-Sedrun has the snow to open however they have some work to do before opening!
Gemsstock is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps in the heart of Switzerland, overlooking Andermatt in the canton of Uri. A glacier named Gurschenfirn lies over its northern flanks.
Winter season starts at Gemsstock on October 31, 2020 and the high season with the entire area starts on December 19, 2020.
The Gemsstock is the natural habitat for the advanced and expert skier and snowboarder. The cable cars to the top are generally packed with back country equipped snow riders looking to harvest some powder. Some good intermediate terrain exists mid mountain, and recent improvements to the valley trail make it approachable for higher intermediate skiers, despite its sectional black status!
In Sedrun, long intermediate piste extends from Dieni all the way over two minor peaks to Oberalppass. The ski resort’s best beginner terrain is in Sedrun itself on Valtgeva, as is a terrain park. On the Gemsstock at almost 3,000 metres, you can look forward to a sensational panoramic view of over 600 peaks and, as well as the glacier runs, there are also lots of off-piste runs in open terrain, This makes the ski resort on the Gemsstock a popular destination for freeriders.
It is also the venue for one of the most popular open freeride events in Switzerland, the “King of the Mountain”. But Gemsstock also has a lot to offer classic alpine skiers: Those fit enough for a very long ski can make their way from the summit of the Gemsstock down to the valley in Andermatt – on black slopes. Prices for a day ski pass are calculated daily in the ski resort of Gemsstock – Andermatt and vary depending on factors such as the day of the week, booking date and weather.