Freeride Andermatt, Unter Geissberg
high contrast, low wind exposure
The descents on the Lower Geissberg belong to the best value rides of Andermatt Freeride in terms of effort and income. The wide, open slopes in the upper part are a must for all freeriders who love fast, large turns. Thanks to the sheltered location, they are often drawn in the best powder on the Lower Geissberg. Further down, the terrain becomes a little more structured, gently shaped channels invite you to play and in particular the bushes increase. On the one hand, this provides the highly welcome contrast when visibility is restricted . On the other hand, this requires responsiveness and quick skiing from the freerider. Andermatt Freeride at its best! At the beginning of the winter, when there is little snow and / or if you miss the ideal line and allow yourself to be drifted too far to the right, you will not only find yourself in increasingly steep terrain with short rocky breaks, in this case you are better equipped with a machete than with wide freeride skis: bushfight at its finest. The latter has already happened to some mountain guides...
Foto Speedy Füllemann
An interesting variant is reached by traversing right towards the Geissgrat from the end of the Luttersee drag lift. Depending on the snow conditions, you have to walk a few meters up. The entry is very steep and often filled with snow due to its location next to the ridge. A correct assessment of the avalanche risk is essential here. Alternatively, for example, if the conditions do not allow this steep entrance, you ride around the Geissgrat and from here in a direct fall line over the beautiful slopes of the Unter Geissberg. This variant is particularly attractive in combination with the Ober Geissberg .
Freeride Andermatt: our guide found it - shredding powder am Unteren Geissberg
The Gurschenbach draws a deep trench into the terrain and thereby delimits the Lower Geissberg on the left. This trench can only be overcome with the skis when there is a lot of snow. Either one traverses to the left before the ditch at about 1850m and gets to the valley run early. However, this also means that many beautiful turns are skipped and it is usually worth crossing the ditch at about 1600m in front of the alp hut Mettlen, which is easy here. With little effort, you can traverse back to the valley run.
Freeride Andermatt: Typisches Gelände am Unteren Geissberg: sanft coupiert mit kontrastspendenen Büschen
Book Freeride Andermatt
Do you want to freeride with a local guide? To book us, you have 2 Options.
Option 1 | Book mybergtour group
Subscribe to our Tour Mail. Whenever ideal conditions come up, we will post open freeride groups on mybergtour.ch. You will be informed by email and can register online.
Your advantages: You will be offered freeride exactly when the conditions are ideal and you can decide at short notice.
Costs from CHF 179.- per person & day
Max. 6-7 people
Option 2 | Book privately
Here you are the boss. You determine both the date and the course of your day. We are looking for a guide for you and soon you can start.
Your advantages: You can choose the date and ride with your friends.
Costs from CHF 650.- per day