The development of installing 18 new ski lifts between two famous Swiss resorts to create one of the country’s and the world’s biggest ski areas for a massive 140 million Swiss Franc, that’s an equally massive $160 million, has been announced. The two Swiss resorts in this power plan are Andermatt and Sedrun.
The linking of Sedrun’s skiing to Andermatt would create a ski area of at least 250km as the two resorts currently offer 130km and 120km respectively. This plan being carried forward by the Scandinavian ski resort developers SkiStar who currently run five of the top resorts in Norway and Sweden, including Are and Hemsedal, would make it one of the country’s three largest and possibly second only to the 4 Valleys.
“The development is conditional on agreements being reached with existing shareholders, creditors and the respective cantons of Graubünden (Sedrun) and Uri (Andermatt), as well as the federal government, with regards to contributions supporting the planned investments,” according to the statement released by Andermatt Swiss Alps.
The expansion is being backed by Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris. Andermatt is already being worked on courtesy of Sawiris, who is already transforming the resort by adding six luxury hotels, new homes and apartments as well as a golf course in a development due to be completed for winter 2013/2014.