Once deep in Vallais Canton like in its capital city of Sion, the Grisons are a long way around the north slope of the Alps. It’s shorter to head up the Rhone to Brig and into the upper most Vallais (German speaking), then thru the Furka tunnel into Urseren valley and from there over Oberalp pass offering marvelous views back down to Andermatt and west ward to the Furka region.
And meters of snow
20 km tunnel beneath white giants ahead.
Trains take off in three directions, west toward Furka tunnel, eastward scaling Oberalp Pass, and northbound down thru Schöllenen gorge to the old Gotthard main line (to Lucerne and beyond)
Well, it’s a level crossing but the path cannot be made out in the deep snow.
Deep cuts carved by the snow plow for the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.