30 Swiss Francs for a Little Paradise – Gemsstock – Piz Alv

[Tour report in German here.] The Gemsstock region (Andermatt) offers a great offpiste and ski touring arena. for just CHF 30 the Gemsstock cable car transpots you to almost 300o meters, and in sunny weather you are greeted by a great panorama (further pictures here):
Panorama South

On the backside of the Gemsstock ski area there is great freeriding and a number of easy skitours, such as the Piz Alv (see picture below). If you start early you will be back in the office by early afternoon.Piz Alv

On January 8 2013 I took the cable car up at around 09.00. I was greated by the usual great view:
View from Gemsstock
I skied down to Vermigel Hut and climbed up to Piz Alv for 2 hours (all alone). On top I was greated by two tourers who spent the night at the Mighels Hut (which was open) and there were kind enough to take a picture of me on the top:
On Top of Pz Alv

I skied down the steep East face (right side on the picture below) and then headed back to Andermatt and reached the office at 14.00.
Ridge to peak

More tours and tipps on tours in the region can be found under Ski Touring Around Gemsstock.

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