A planned SFR140m development to provide 18 new ski lifts between Andermatt and Sedrun has been announced according to SwissInfo.
The Scandinavian ski resort developers SkiStar plan to create what will be one of the largest ski areas in Europe, backed by Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris who is already investing heavily in Andermatt.
There is likely to be some opposition. Few plans to link or extend ski resorts have been approved recently, with the Swiss Alpine Club and environmentalists prominent in expressing concerns at the impact. However there is little doubt that the area would benefit from upgraded infrastructure so a scaled back or phased approach is a likely outcome.