Skiing in Andermatt in January from 10 francs

Fri 06 October 17

No more fixed prices for day-pass from 2017/18 ski season on – Ticketcorner and SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun launch joint booking platform with flexible prices.

Skiing in Andermatt in January from 10 francs

Skiing in Andermatt in January from 10 francs © Andermatt

The earlier you book, the cheaper – day passes are available in Andermatt-Sedrun starting at 37 francs for adults and 13 francs for children. Prices are adjusted continuously depending on the season, day of the week, weather conditions and booking date. Day passes on ten weekdays in January available for just 10 francs.

ki resorts in Switzerland are under pressure. Snow sport tourists today demand modern lift infrastructure and guaranteed snow despite climate change. Ski lift operators are forced to undertake significant investments despite the fact that visitor numbers are falling. Various ski resorts have reacted by heavily discounting season passes. This is a development that is worrying many tourism experts.

Ticketcorner, the pioneer in sales of online ski tickets, is well acquainted with these dynamics by way of operating a booking platform for more than 70 Swiss ski lift operators and has developed a new, flexible pricing tool which takes account of the key drivers while also ensuring that the needs of guests and ski lift operators are satisfied. The new solution will be launched this winter jointly with SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun.

In a similar way to airline and hotel prices, the effective sales prices vary every day and depend on a large number of factors such as the season, the day of the week, the booking date and the weather. Those who book early can benefit by snapping up a day in the sun at very low cost. If you decide late, you will pay a higher price. “Our solution differs from other pricing models in the market as it offers benefits to all parties involved – skiers can benefit from lower prices, while ski lift operators enjoy an increase in demand on peak days,” says Ticketcorner CEO Andreas Angehrn.

Guests influence the price

“Our flexible pricing system is a model which enables guests to influence the price of their own ski passes,” says Franz-Xaver Simmen, Member of the Board of Directors at Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG. In Andermatt-Sedrun, ski passes are available for adults starting at just 37 francs, for adolescents at 25 francs, children at 13 francs and students/senior citizens at 34 francs. Families and groups can benefit from an additional 10 percent discount. There are no more fixed prices, except for season tickets and single trips.

The prices resulting from the new flexible model depend on a range of factors. Skiing will generally be cheaper for those who book early and families. Guests at SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun will also benefit from significantly lower prices during the week and in the shoulder season. A day pass on ten weekdays from 8 to 12 and 15 to 19 January 2018 will cost just 10 francs. SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun has 20 modern transport facilities, 120 km of pistes and is expanding to become the largest ski resort in Central Switzerland as well as one of the most attractive in the country thanks to its versatility and the reliability of its snowfall. Page 2/2

“The new low entry level prices available at SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun are aimed at encouraging greater demand during traditionally quieter periods. Furthermore, we want more guests to book online,” explains SkiArena CEO Silvio Schmid. There will be no price changes for annual passes which are available for 875 francs for adults. This offering has been upgraded by season passes for AndermattSedrun-Disentis, the Surselva ski pass, the SnowPass Graubünden or the Central Switzerland snow pass.

Bookable as of 30 October 2017

According to SkiArena CEO Silvio Schmid, the wide range of promotions in other areas in the past were aimed at reducing the prices of season passes and subject to certain conditions, such as poor weather or minimum sale quantities. The model being launched by SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun and Ticketcorner works very differently. In this case, prices are adjusted constantly depending on supply and demand. And every single guest can benefit. These offers can be booked as from 30 October 2017 at www.skiarena.ch or www.ticketcorner.ch/ski.

Ski for seven months

The ski season at SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun now lasts for seven months from November to May. This has been made possible by extensive investments in artificial snowmaking and snow farming. In the 2017/2018 season, three new ski lifts will start operating in the SkiArena to open up the area between Andermatt and Sedrun to skiers. This expansion, extending the area and modernising the equipment will make the Andermatt-Sedrun ski resort extremely attractive for all skiers.

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