«Schneehüenerstock-Flyer» goes into operation on 3 March 2018. Opening of the Andermatt-Sedrun link follows a week later
After a week, the official inauguration and the initial opening of the continuous ski link from Andermatt to Sedrun will follow on 10 March 2018. This completes the first step of the continuous Andermatt-Sedrun ski link; the final step will follow in time for the start of the 2018/19 season.
Subject to the permit of The Swiss Federal Office of Transport, expected to receive on 2 march, the lift will commence operation on 3 March 2018. Starting 10 march the marked and secured but ungroomed yellow piste (freeride) will be open to advanced-level skiers. With this, the link between the two ski areas will become fully useable in one direction. The fully secured and prepared red piste towards Oberalppass will be ready for the winter season 2018/19. The precise opening times can be found at www.skiarena.ch .
The 35 six-seat chairs have hoods for weather protection. The lift can transport 1,600 people per hour, and in its final form will have a capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour. Measuring over 1,000 meters in length, the lift system has 10 masts. The mountain station is housed within the same building as the mountain station of the 10-passenger gondola cableway «SchneehüenerstockExpress», which will run from Oberalppass to Schneehüenerstock starting winter 2018/19.
During the past few months, construction of the mountain station, at 2,600 meters a.s.l., had to be interrupted several times due to heavy snowfall and snowstorms. Dr. Peter Furger, Chief Project Manager of the Andermatt-Sedrun ski area link, praised the efforts of the employees of the involved companies: "Thanks to them, we are now able to put the Schneehüenerstock-Flyer into operation in spite of the difficult conditions."
The «Schneehüenerstock-Flyer» completes the series of improvements at SkiArena AndermattSedrun for the 2017/18 season. After the early start of the season on the Gemsstock in November, with the opening of three new restaurants, the new «Gütsch-Express» gondola cableway was opened on December 23, as a main feeder from Andermatt train station directly to the Nätschen-GütschSchneehüenerstock ski area. Inaugurated at the same time were the new «Lutersee-Flyer» chairlift and the new middle station on Nätschen, with «MATTI Family Restaurant» and the children's area «MATTI KidsArena».
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From vision to destination: During the past several years, Andermatt has developed into a popular year-round holiday resort with numerous attractive features: apartment buildings, hotels and chalets, a Scottish-style 18-hole golf course that offers golfers a welcome challenge, and the SkiArena, not only one of the most modern ski regions in Switzerland but also the largest in Central Switzerland, with pistes from Andermatt to Sedrun and Disentis. With its perfect blend of alpine simplicity and urban sophistication, the five-star deluxe hotel The Chedi Andermatt exudes a special magic, as does the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, with its public indoor pool and wellness-and-fitness area. More apartment buildings and hotels will be built in the forthcoming years.