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Felsental and the Guspis to Hospental

  • Andermatt, Svizzera

Route description

Andermatt is a natural centre for off piste skiing. With a reliably impressive snowfall each year, north facing slopes and good uplift it is no wonder that it is rated by enthusiasts as one of the best off-piste venues in the Alps. The town is attractive with good facilities and a surprisingly friendly après ski scene. The main lift is the Gemsstock, a two stage cable car. The Felsental is a wide and deep, off piste bowl offering many variations. The route begins from a little way down the Sonnenpiste where a traverse takes you to a roller-coaster ride of drumlins and small valleys which, after 1500m, lands you back in the valley. Back at the top of the Gemsstock, drop off the back and boot-pack up to the saddle on the right and you get into the ‘Guspis’ valley, where another long, north-facing descent takes you to Hospental. This valley has a remote feel, usually reserved for the ski tourer.
Start Point: Top of the Gemsstock 2960m
Finish Point: The Felsental finishes at the base of the Gemsstock lift. The Guspis finishes in Hospental (return by train). Both are North facing.



Andermatt, Svizzera

Reccomended Period

From December to April

Optimal Weather

Needed Equipment

Off-piste equipment, avalanche safety gear

Vertical Drop




Praticable Sports

Freeskiing, Ski Touring, Snowboarding

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