in the “Three Riverheads” area
Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis offers a big plus in variety to cross-country skiers. Along the Rhone, Reuss, and Rhine rivers, which have their headwaters here, there are various trails with differing degrees of difficulty.
If you’re looking to move from one spectacular trail to the next, then we’re the place for you. Owing to the unparalleled location with four alpine passes, three river springs, and four cantons, each cross-country offering has its own special characteristics – whether in terms of trails, landscape, or culinary delights. One thing you can be sure of: No cross-country holiday that you’ve ever taken will be as rich in variety – and assured of snow! – as this one.
A visit to the Valais high valley Goms is a must for cross-country skiers. Nearly 100 kilometres of trails link the 12 villages on the Rhone. The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway does that, too, meaning that the entire trail network can be reached by train. It goes without saying that this wide range of trails allows you to choose your circuit depending on how you feel and what shape you’re in. There are family-friend trails, an FIS racing circuit, three training trails for ambitious skiers, a night trail, etc. And if your dog loves to play in the snow as much as you do, there’s a dog trail between Oberwald and Obergesteln so that you can do your rounds together.
Goms night trail
The trail between Obergesteln and Ulrichen is illuminated every evening from mid-December to mid-March from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
If the snow conditions are good, the cross-country skiing season in the Urseren Valley begins as early as November. A snow-covered circuit in Realp is guaranteed from 1 December. The trails runs along the Reuss through the valley floor from Andermatt via Hospental to Realp, covering a distance of 28 kilometres. If you prefer not to ski the entire trail, you can stick to one of the smaller circuits in Andermatt or Realp. There is also a biathlon track in Realp.
Realp night trail
The two-kilometre trail in Realp is used as a night trail, and it is illuminated daily from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Urseren Valley trail pass
The ticket for all trails between Andermatt and Realp. Order the Urseren Valley trail pass now.
Nordic Sedrun trail circuit
This varied circuit is about 15 kilometres long and takes you through woods and open fields, in some parts directly along the Rhine. Particularly impressive are the ruins of the 13th- century Putnengia Castle, which you’ll pass by in Dieni. You can shorten or extend the route as you desire. If you don’t like strenuous climbs and schussing runs, start at the power station in Sedrun and take a comfortable tour on the valley floor. Additional highlights in Sedrun: The wellness spa and adventure pool, with sauna, Roman bath, and massage offerings.
Nordic Sedrun night trail
The two-kilometre night trail below Rueras in Sedrun is illuminated on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Nordic Sedrun night trial route
Website for the wellness spa and adventure pool at Bogn Sedrun
The Nordic Surselva trail is more than 30 kilometres long and runs between Trun and Disentis by way of Surrein/Rabius, mostly along the Rhine. It’s easier to start from Disentis, because of it’s higher elevation. Once you reach Trun, you can return conveniently by train. The trail is well suited for cross-country skiers of every level. If you want to take a break, there are cosy restaurants in Trun, Surrein, Disla, and Disentis where you can get a bite to eat.
Nordic Surselva night trail
The 5.6-kilometre night trail in Trun is illuminated from Monday to Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A true safari requires a bit of adventure. And that’s what you’ll get when you traverse the deep snow cover of the Lukmanier Pass going toward the Blenio Valley in Ticino. Here you’ll find the Centro Nordico Campra with its beautifully situated trails at 1,500 metres above sea level. They offer cross-country skiing fun for all levels: Beginners and children share the flat blue piste, which is six kilometres long. More advanced skiers will enjoy the red piste, which has an intermediate elevation profile and is 15 kilometres long. Expert skiers, on the other hand, come here for the six-kilometre black piste. It includes sections with big climbs and is technically challenging. The Cross-Country Centre has it all: rental equipment, laundry service, a restaurant, a cross-country ski school, and other snowsports offerings.
Swiss country-country ski pass
The country-country ski pass for the 2019/2020 season is your admission ticket to all trails in Switzerland. It is valid on more than 5,500 kilometres of pistes. Order the Swiss country-country ski pass now.
You can find cross-country ski instructors at the snowsports schools at Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis.