South of Zurich and northeast of Andermatt, the Sedrun Ski Area has 9 lifts accessing 50km of marked snowboarding pistes. While those snowboarding runs are narrow and poorly groomed, the main attraction here is the freeriding off-piste action where the lifts provide access to powdery ridges and untracked valleys. There are numerous short, unmarked freeriding lines to explore. There is one excellent marked, ungroomed ski route (#134) from Cuolm da Vi down into Sedrum on the Disentis side.
The new Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis SkiArena now lift-interconnects three distinct ski areas including Andermatt Natschen, Sedrun-Oberalp and Bergbahnen Disentis. Formerly known as the Gotthard Oberalp Skiarena, the old ski region relied on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn railway to interconnect between ski areas. The recent lift and piste additions now allow a seemless lift interconnect from the northern outskirts of Andermatt to Oberalp Pass to Sedrun and over to Disentis. Overall, there are 180km of pistes served by 33 lifts. The levels of difficulty of the pistes range from 28% beginner to 50% intermediate to 22% advanced. For freeriders, there is also 16.5km of ungroomed, non-avalanche controlled ski routes with plenty of powder to explore. Keep in mind that there is not a lift connect to the other Andermatt ski area, Gemsstock. The interconnected Andermatt Natschen ski area is located on the northern outskirts of Andermatt and it is a long walk into town, let alone cross-town to Gemsstock. Similarly, while technically interconnected at Sedrun, there is a small walk across Sedrun between base areas to access pistes to Oberalp Pass or to Disentis.
The charming village of Sedrun provides a great base for exploring both sides of the Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis SkiArena. After a long morning of snowboarding Sedrun, check out the Restaurant Sudada near the base lift. For apres ski action, you can try the small mid-mountain Las Tegia Palias, which offers an amazing view.
To reach the snowboarding in Sedrun by air, fly into Zurich International Airport (ZRH). From the airport, take the train through downtown Zurich and then onto Chur. Transfer to the Rhaetian Railway towards the western terminus in Disentis. Disentis is also the eastern terminus of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB). In Disentis, connect to the MGB for a 15 minute ride to Sedrun. The train continues past Sedrun up to Oberalp Pass and over to Andermatt, too.
Overall, Sedrun is the 32nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 87 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Sedrun including Andermatt and Disentis.
Local Contacts: Gotthard Oberalp Ski Arena +41-81-920-40-90; Sedrun Disentis Tourismus +41 (0) 81 920 40 30.
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Reference Source: click here https://www.andermatt-sedrun-disentis.ch/
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 46.668964, 8.743036
Date Published: 1/4/2016
Date Updated: 11/1/2021
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