View from the summit towards Ticino
|Elevation||2,963 m (9,721 ft)|
|Prominence||86 m (282 ft)|
|Easiest route||Aerial tramway|
Gemsstock is a mountain of the Swiss Lepontine Alps, overlooking Andermatt in the canton of Uri. A glacier named Gurschenfirn lies over its northern flanks. The Gemsstock is a subpeak of the higher Chastelhorn, lying approximately one kilometre south-west.
- 3x ski lifts
- 1x 2-man chairlift
- 2x T-bars
- 1x 'fun park' (no half pipes)
- 3x ski runs
- 2x blue (beginner) runs
- 1x red (intermediate) run
Up on the top of Gemsstock there is:
- A completely off-piste and untracked run that runs around the back of Gemsstock, called The Guspis.
- A black run called The B.Russi Run (named after Andermatt's Bernhard Russi).
- A red run called Sun Track.
Gemsstock is a north peak, so you can ski on it until May. Before February it's very cold on Gemsstock because the sun can't shine on the peak.
These plans did include a cable car from Hospental. However, the Swiss Alpine Club stated that they did not "see the need" for a cable car running from Hospental, as there is already one running from Andermatt. It was later shown that this lift was not going to be constructed.
Another idea was a cable car or gondola from Nätschen or Gütsch to Gurschenalp (similar to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola in Canada). This cable car would travel over the valley, and over Andermatt. This, however, was not included in the project's official ski area master plan. This idea would have been very costly to construct, maintain, and run, and may have been unpopular with the residents of Andermatt, due to the fact that it would block the view of the sky above.
Gemsstock has 5 ski lifts, all made by Garaventa.
|Andermatt - Gurschen||Cable car||1444||2212||1991|
|Gurschen - Gemsstock||Cable car||2212||2955||1990|