A tipi for the SkiArena | 102


Shortly before Christmas, the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun orders a tipi as a lunch tent.

Location Andermatt UR
Customer SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun
Date December 2014
occasion Catering tent
Key data Potlach tepee 8m diameter

Our contribution

The catering manager of SkiArena contacted us at the end of November 2014 with an urgent request for a tipi as a gastro-tent. They were looking for a room extension for their lunch room. The tepee should be for the winter season at about 2'200m ü.M. at the middle station Andermatt - Gurschen.

We offered them a 8m tepee from the rugged TENCATE Material with delivery and construction. It is the same size that we have for the Camping Morteratsch had built up. Experience has shown that a potlachtipi is a good gastro tent.

At the valley station Andermatt we had to reload the 10m long poles onto the railway, in order to transport them up under load. But the railway service would have had to be interrupted. Unfortunately, on this rather sunny day there was a fairly large crowd of guests and the railway workers had to load the poles together with the guests into the cabin. In the meantime the snow was cleared down to 10cm with a snow plow, so that we could later hit the pegs in the ground.

The whole structure was delayed by these circumstances by a few hours but the effort was worth it. We had perfect conditions, slightly cloudy and no wind and thanks to our hardworking and strong helpers, the tepee was perfect after 2 hours!


Information about the customer

The project SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun

Andermatt Swiss Alps AG is currently building a tourism resort in Andermatt with several hotels, holiday apartments, holiday homes, leisure facilities and a golf course. In addition to these structural developments in the village of Andermatt, the existing facilities for ski tourism had to be renewed and expanded. The planned expansion was aimed at offering sustainable tourism in this region.

For this expansion, the two mountain railways Andermatt Gotthard Sportbahn AG and Sedrun Bergbahnen AG were merged under the umbrella of Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG. In summer 2014 was started with the construction of the first facilities between Andermatt and Sedrun. The technical connection is expected to be completed on the winter 2016 / 2017.

Source: SkiArena


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