470 Urserntal-Loipe
470 Urserntal-Loipe

Cross-country skiing

Urserntal-Loipe

Urserntal-Loipe

Andermatt, Giessen–Hospental–Zumdorf–Realp–Andermatt, Giessen

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Urserntal-Loipe

Urserntal-Loipe

Go gliding through the Ursern Valley with the rushing Reuss always at your side: This circular route through an imposing high-lying valley takes you past the heritage-protected Hospental and the smallest village of Switzerland.
The Andermatt Holiday Region offers ideal conditions for cross-country skiers. There are a total of 28 kilometres of cross-country ski trails here. The longest route crosses the Ursern Valley at the foot of the Gotthard Pass. Andermatt is situated at the centre of the Swiss Alpine passes and at the crossing of the pass routes from north to south and from west to east. This trail starts in the largest village in the valley (Underpass Bäzberg, Bodenstrasse). After an optional loop in the direction of the podium, it follows the Reuss in the direction of Hospental, where the train station is another entry point. This muleteer village at the heart of the Ursern Valley is heritage-protected. From a distance, and visible on an exposed plateau, you will see the 13th-century mediaeval Tower of the Lords, which was still inhabited up until the 15th century.

The municipality of Hospental also includes the hamlet of Zumdorf, which is the next place you reach. This is where you have to cross the road and the railway line. The next entry point – or indeed exit point – for the ski trail is at Zumdorf. A brief stop at this little gem, founded by the Walsers, is well worthwhile. In addition to the rustic restaurant, run by the only family living in the hamlet, there is a striking Baroque chapel. It is also officially the «smallest village in Switzerland».

From Zumdorf you can follow the lower or the upper route as far as the roller rink in Realp. At the Zeughaus near the station there is another entry point to this cross-country ski run. Of course, you can also follow the ski trail in the opposite direction.
Go gliding through the Ursern Valley with the rushing Reuss always at your side: This circular route through an imposing high-lying valley takes you past the heritage-protected Hospental and the smallest village of Switzerland.
The Andermatt Holiday Region offers ideal conditions for cross-country skiers. There are a total of 28 kilometres of cross-country ski trails here. The longest route crosses the Ursern Valley at the foot of the Gotthard Pass. Andermatt is situated at the centre of the Swiss Alpine passes and at the crossing of the pass routes from north to south and from west to east. This trail starts in the largest village in the valley (Underpass Bäzberg, Bodenstrasse). After an optional loop in the direction of the podium, it follows the Reuss in the direction of Hospental, where the train station is another entry point. This muleteer village at the heart of the Ursern Valley is heritage-protected. From a distance, and visible on an exposed plateau, you will see the 13th-century mediaeval Tower of the Lords, which was still inhabited up until the 15th century.

The municipality of Hospental also includes the hamlet of Zumdorf, which is the next place you reach. This is where you have to cross the road and the railway line. The next entry point – or indeed exit point – for the ski trail is at Zumdorf. A brief stop at this little gem, founded by the Walsers, is well worthwhile. In addition to the rustic restaurant, run by the only family living in the hamlet, there is a striking Baroque chapel. It is also officially the «smallest village in Switzerland».

From Zumdorf you can follow the lower or the upper route as far as the roller rink in Realp. At the Zeughaus near the station there is another entry point to this cross-country ski run. Of course, you can also follow the ski trail in the opposite direction.
18 km | 1 Stage
340 m | 340 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Andermatt
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from early December to late March.

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Night cross-country skiing
The night cross-country ski trail in Realp is illuminated from Monday to Friday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you do not want to follow the whole route, you can just follow one of the smaller circuits in Andermatt or Realp.

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Ski rental and cross-country ski pass
The Ursern cross-country ski passes (incl. the one-day and week passes) include transport on the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway between Andermatt and Realp. This allows for any entry and exit at all stops. More information on local cross-country ski trails and cross-country ski equipment:
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Changing rooms and showers
Changing rooms, showers and toilets are available in Zumdorf at the «Zum Dörfli» restaurant, in Realp in the Biathlon Centre and in Andermatt at the Bäzberg underpass (changing room only) and at the Golf Clubhouse (fee-paying shower).
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Contact

Andermatt-Urserntal Tourismus GmbH
Gotthardstrasse 2
6490 Andermatt
Tel. +41 (0)41 888 71 00
info@andermatt.ch
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Services

Accommodation

The River House
The River House
Andermatt
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Hotel 3 Könige & Post
Andermatt
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Pension zum Turm, Urner Ski- und Wanderheim
Hospental
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Places

Andermatt
Andermatt
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Places of interest

Monument of Suworow
Monument of Suworow
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
The diabolic and wild Schöllenenschlucht
Steam Engine Furka Line Section
Steam Engine Furka Line Section
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization