Disentis Skiing’s Next Big Secret?

Sisentis - One of Switzerland's best Free-Ride areas

Most skiers dream of fresh powder snow and off-piste skiing! Disentis is the ultimate paradise for freeriders, while those who prefer to enjoy the magic of the slopes with a unique mountain backdrop are sure to find what they’re looking for too. The link to the Andermatt ski area means that visitors can look forward to an exciting and varied day of skiing.

Zoom down beautiful ski pistes and slopes under blankets of snow. With its two ski areas, Andermatt-Sedrun and Disentis 3000, the holiday region of Disentis Sedrun is the ultimate paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Following an adventure-packed descent, you can catch some rays and admire the impressive mountain landscape from the sun terrace of a mountain restaurant or at one of the ski huts – this is what holidays are all about.


Rich Cultural Resort Cobble Stone Roads

Disentis slopes

The holiday region of Disentis Sedrun is located in upper Surselva at the source of the Rhine. Its Alpine nature and Rhaeto-Romanic culture make it an interesting destination. The Benedictine monastery in Disentis is particularly worth a visit.

The region first gained importance with the construction of the Lukmanier and Oberalp passes. The Oberalp Pass, leading to Andermatt at the foot of the Gotthard, is an ideal starting point for tours on foot or by bike – perhaps to the idyllic Tomasee lake which, among the various source tributaries, is considered the official source of the Anterior Rhine. This is where the “Veloland Schweiz” Rhine route begins.

Besides the source of the Rhine, the monastery in Disentis is another important feature. The monastery of St. Martin, founded in the 8th century, is one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in Europe. Built in 1712, the Baroque collegiate church with its two onion-domed towers, rich stucco work and painted ceilings is one of the most important sacred buildings in Graubünden.

Disentis famous off-piste

Eating Out

Après-ski is decidedly low-key in Disentis. One exception is Nangijala, a Swedish-owned ski bar a short walk from the base of the ski lifts on Via Alpsu. It has bands or D.J.’s on the weekends. The happy hour two-for-one beer specials are a nice touch, and the hamburger royal (with Parmesan, mushrooms, speck and “feta sauce”) is a post-ski crowd favorite.

Many locals agree that Hotel Alpsu makes the best capuns and bizochel, another Romansch specialty.

For a heaping helping of gemütlichkeit with your meal, Die Stiva Grischuna serves Romansch fare like polenta alla nonna, or granny’s polenta (with baked pears, veal and cream) in a dining room of carved-wood panels and leaded windows.

Disentis 3000 Enjoy Flying High

Disentis Sedrun attracts visitors with its two skiing areas and numerous facilities by the pistes. In total there are around 180 km of slopes to discover. Freeriders and ski tourers will find endless opportunities for enjoyment in Disentis at up to 3,000 m above sea level. The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun is the perfect place for any skiing enthusiast. Thanks to a combined ski pass, the two resorts of Andermatt and Sedrun offer great skiing from flat beginner pistes to demanding downhill runs. Away from the slopes there are varied winter hiking paths, almost 50 kilometres of cross-country ski trails and thrilling toboggan runs to enjoy

The two ski areas of Disentis and Sedrun, with the latter being part of the Gotthard Oberalp Arena, offer 200 km of slopes. Families are especially fond of these wide slopes while snowboarders get their money’s worth in the fun park and on the half-pipe. There’s lots of fun to be had on the 3.5 km long sledging run in Sedrun’s main skiing area. In the evening, the Aqua Wellness Oasis „Bogn Sedrun“ is an inviting place to relax. Disentis is known as a freeriding, off-piste and touring paradise, with 60 km of guaranteed snow slopes rising up to nearly 3000 m. Disentis/Sedrun also has over 30 km of varied cross-country skiing tracks.

disentis piste map Live: Open Lifts

There is around 20km of black runs, 30km of Red runs, and 10km of Black runs – and huge off-piste!

Getting Here Fly, Drive, Train

We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport
Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that
suits you.

Travelling to Disentis
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 4hr 04min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 4hr 22min
Train Transfer Time from Geneva: 5hr 35min
Train Transfer Time from Zürich : 2hr 58min
Driving Distance from Calais: 581 miles

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

We offer a wide range of quality accommodation from 2 to 4 star, apartments and hotels

Chalets and Apartments (Self-catered):

We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 7-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the ski lifts and free village ski bus.

All our hotels, chalets and apartments are fully ABTA protected.


Again, we offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 2, 3 or 4-star hotel selection. In some resorts we can even 5 star hotels.


OTP Holidays – Disentis Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple, LOW & HIGH season. We have Youth prices for up to 18yrs old, discounts for children up to the age of 13yrs and even bigger savings for Children under the age of 6yrs!

LOW & HIGH season vary for each accommodation/re­sort – we do not add any of our own surcharges onto the cost of your stay. NEW YEAR and HALF-TERM are standard HIGH Season. If you have any queries about which dates are LOW or HIGH for the accommodation level you desire, please contact us directly.

Unlike most other British tour operators, the prices above include…

  • Massive choice of high standard and spacious apartment or hotel accommodation
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the resort from airport on Swiss Rail
  • Services of our very own 24hr on-call experienced representatives
  • All cleaning, linen, heating & tourist tax charges

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