Click/tap on the links below to access the named item. In a few cases, there are no websites and we provide Facebook, e-mail or telephone information. When telephoning in Switzerland, leave off the country code and add a zero in front of the area code. For webcam and piste/lift reports for the individual ski areas, please also visit the Sedrun, Andermatt and Surselva pages.
- Swiss Online Topographical Maps (free of charge)
- Swiss Avalanche Institute (provides daily snowfall, snow depth, weather and avalanche hazard reports)
The Surselva Ski Areas
This goes to the English language site, which is extremely easy to search. Please note that travelling to Disentis via Chur is much faster and easier than via Andermatt (even though Andermatt appears to be more direct). Also please note that, if you are coming to Disentis from the west by car, the Oberalppass highway is closed in winter, but the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn narrow-gauge railway from Andermatt does facilitate loading your vehicle and travelling over the pass to Disentis (you have to purchase a ticket both for the car and for each individual traveller).
The regional Rhätische Bahn railway operates the system in our area. “Old-school” tables showing the complete train schedules can be accessed at this link. The key item is number 920, which provides access to two pdf’s showing the train tables for travelling between Chur (including the ski resorts farther down the valley) and Disentis, and among Disentis, Sedrun and Andermatt, in each direction.
- Banking – There are several banks in the village, all with 24-hour access ATMs that accept bank cards from around the world.
Just minutes’ walk from Lodge Sax, the recreation centre has fitness facilities (including organized fitness/wellness sessions) indoor tennis and badminton, a cafeteria and much more.
Doctor’s Office – Dr. Lechmann
Via Sursilvana 13, Tel.: +41 (0)81 947-5216
A few minutes’ walk from Lodge Sax on the way down to the main village, Ski Garage (German-language page only) rents freeride/backcountry equipment and safety gear including avalanche airbags. Talk to Leonard at +41 (0)79 630-1002 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete information, please click or tap here. (You can also rent ski touring equipment in the ski shop at the upper cable car terminal.)
Located beside the railway station in the main village. Contact information:
Address: Via dalla Staziun 5, 7180 Disentis
Telephone: +41 (0)84 888-8888
- Lodge Sax has its own eight-passenger minivan and we’d be pleased to arrange a custom trip for you.
- In the event of a scheduling conflict, you can try the local taxicab company:
Taxi Furge, Tel: +41 (0)81-936-4444