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Snowsports a different way: Fun sports to check out

Fun in the snow

It doesn’t always have to be alpine skiing. At Andermatt, Sedrun and Disentis, you’ll find a whole host of alternatives. Whether traditional activities, like sledding or ice skating, or new types, like fatbiking, snow tubing, or zorbing. Fun is definitely guaranteed.

Fatbiking 

Know how to ride a bicycle? Then you can ride a fatbike, too! With its thick tyres, your fatbike will take you through the snow just as safely as on a normal bicycle. Using specially constructed trails, you can travel considerably farther distances than on foot or with cross-country skis. The smile this will put on your face comes at no extra charge. If speed is your thing, then Disentis is the right place: On some days, before and after ski operations, the lifts there are turned on only for fatbikers. A boost of adrenalin on the piste is guaranteed. 

Snow tubing 

Hop on a tubular tyre, throw your feet in the air, and off you go! Take a ride on the snow-tubing piste in the Druni KidsArena or in Disentis Caischavedra (From February). Forwards or backwards, on your belly or your back, on your own or with a companion. The possibilities are nearly limitless. Great fun for the entire family and a terrific change of pace, or when the weather isn’t being very cooperative. What’s more: Get back to the top conveniently with the magic carpet.

Zorbing 

Never heard of zorbing? If not, it’s high time you did. With zorbing, you climb into a double-walled, inflatable orb, where you’re completely protected. Once inside the orb, you can do all sorts of silly business: play football, just roll around, wrestle, run, or – very popular – smash into other orbs at full speed. Because the air-filled orb acts like a buffer, you can’t hurt yourself, other than from laughing. Zorbing is available at Disentis, where a wide variety of orb-related events are also organised. A plus of fun for the entire year! 

Sledding 

Hop aboard and let loose: Sledding is always a joy. At Andermatt, Sedrun and Disentis, there are sledding runs to suit every taste. If you prefer to take your time, sled down the less steep Oberalp Pass road from Nätschen to Andermatt. Highlight: The trip through an 80-metre tunnel with laser show. For more speed, try Milez to Dieni. Looking for quiet and solitude? You’ll find it on the scenic sledding run and footpath Mompé Medel. Also worthwhile is the sledding tour on the Furka Pass road from Tiefenbach to Realp. After a two-hour ascent, you’ll be rewarded for the effort with a fast run back downhill. 

You can rent sleds at the Nätschen and Dieni valley stations, from Meyer’s Sporthaus at the Andermatt railway station, and in the Hotel Tiefenbach.  

Ice skating 

Is there anything more beautiful than gliding gracefully across the ice on a winter evening? Head with your skates to the ice fields in Andermatt and Disentis or to the natural ice rinks in Göschenen and Sedrun. Enjoy games? Depending on the rink, you can rent hockey sticks, play Eistock, or give curling a try.

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