From Beijing straight to Andermatt: Aline Danioth gets her own racing piste on Gütsch
The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun now has an added attraction: Since early January, Andermatt native Aline Danioth has had her own racing piste with an automatic timing system. On Aline Run on Gütsch, recreational skiers can also see how they stack up against Danioth’s times.
More than two years ago, Andermatt native Aline Danioth tore her cruciate ligament for the fourth time. However, quitting was never an option for her. Without hesitation, she decided to battle her way back to rejoin the world’s elite racers. The tireless effort by the now 23-year-old paid off with her selection for the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. A sponsor of Danioth, the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun has now set aside a racing piste just for her below Gütsch.
Official opening ceremony of Aline Run
Saturday marked the official opening of the Aline Run and featured the attendance of two athletes from this year’s Olympics – Aline Danioth and Obwalden native Carlos Mäder, who competed for Ghana in Beijing. Mäder is also supported by the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun and trained on Gemsstock in advance of the Winter Games.
Aline Run on Gütsch
Aline Run, which is equipped with a fully automated timing system, can be used every day at no charge by winter guests, young and old alike. The slalom gates on Aline Run are maintained by the Swiss Snowsports School Andermatt. Starting now, all skiers have the opportunity to try and match Danioth's times. The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun is also proud of its continuing support for Danioth on her path to returning to the World Cup elite.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, with registered office in Andermatt, plans, builds, and develops the year-round destination of Andermatt. In 2009 Andermatt Reuss came into being, with apartment buildings, hotels, and chalets. The Andermatt Swiss Alps Group also owns Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG with its cableways, the catering brand Mountain Food, the Swiss Snowsports School Andermatt, an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, and the Andermatt Concert Hall. With the hotels, the sports infrastructure, the wide range of events on offer, and the properties, Andermatt Swiss Alps is pursuing the vision of becoming the “prime Alpine destination”. In doing so, it is committed to an intact environment and a sustainable future that will enable coming generations to have an extraordinary home. During high season, the Andermatt Swiss Alps Group has more than 1,000 employees working at the locations in Altdorf, Andermatt and Sedrun.