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Conciliation with environmental associations
allows for attractive ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun

The agreement between Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG (ASS) and environmental associations allows for an environmentally compatible development of one of the most attractive ski areas in the Swiss Alps. The new ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun is snow-reliable and very sunny; it will offer many ski runs both for advanced skiers, families and pleasure skiers, and is easily accessible by private and public transport.

Based on the agreement signed 9 January 2013, it will be possible to establish a ski arena with landscape and environment in mind, this will consist of 25 state-of-the-art aerial tramways, combination lifts, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts in the heart of Switzerland. It connects the holiday regions of Andermatt and Sedrun via the Oberalp pass and on completion will boast more than 120 kilometers of ski runs. Thanks to the elevation of its ski runs, situated at 1,500 to 3,000 meters high, the new ski arena is snow-reliable for the duration of every winter season.
The extensive new ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun fulfils winter sports enthusiasts’ many requirements. It provides ski runs for beginners and families as well as for proficient skiers on sunny, varied and extremely snow-reliable slopes. The sun terrace Nätschen-Oberalp-Sedrun is the ideal region for families and pleasure skiers. The Gemsstock with its varied and mainly challenging runs is a paradise for advanced skiers. Here, skiing is possible until early summer.
Another advantage is its extremely fast accessibility by private car (via highway A2) and public transport (SBB via Göschenen and Matterhorn Gotthard train). Particular attention should be drawn to the fact that the future base station of the Andermatt-Nätschen-Gütsch cable car will be fully integrated into the new Andermatt train station. Therefore, winter sports guests can transfer to the cable car base station directly from the Andermatt train station, or transfer from the ski run via the base station directly to the train station.
The ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun will be developed and operated by Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG (ASS), a subsidiary of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG. The operative management of ASS is the responsibility of the Swedish SkiStar Group, a leading developer and operator of skiing resorts (www.skistar.com).
Bernhard Russi, a member of the board of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, emphasizes the new ski arena’s qualities: “The varied offer, snow-reliability and the huge sun terrace are what makes the ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun one of the most attractive ski resorts in Switzerland.”
Provided that the official permits are received on time, construction will commence in 2013.
The agreement regarding the development of the ski area states that a total of 14 new lifts can be built in the ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun. Seven of these lifts concern the replacement of existing lifts. An equally composed board of experts has yet to determine the definitive layout of the ski run from Schneehüenerstock down to the Oberalp pass. At this time it has been decided to refrain from intervening and establishing lifts in the region of the St. Anna glacier.
Samih Sawiris, President of the Board of Directors of Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG, prizes the agreement with the environmental organizations: “The solution caters to environmental issues and at the same time allows for an economic operation of the future ski area. This shows that it is still possible to achieve an optimal balance in Switzerland.”
Source – «Henley Estates»

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