As a small village located in the Urseren Valley, Andermatt features a number of ski areas providing you with access to plenty of exhilarating terrain. Renowned for its impressive snow record, it’s no wonder Andermatt has been a favourite with our off piste Ski Club groups for many years. For the bravest among you, skiing the north-facing Gemsstock Mountain, which looms over the town, will satisfy your powder needs. After you have spent your days exploring the slopes, you can relax and unwind in the peaceful village. In addition, easy transport links make Andermatt perfect for weekend trips.
ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
For the more experienced powder hunters, Andermatt has enormous off piste opportunities and a well-earned reputation for generous snowfall, making it one of Switzerland’s best freeride destinations.
Three days with mountain guides will allow you to cover the best terrain available during your visit. A good level of fitness is required as some skinning may be involved
Set in the Ursern Valley, Andermatt is an attractive Swiss village with charming wooden houses and traditional churches lining the main street that runs from the central river to the cable car. Yet it is also in the midst of a revival. having effectively doubled in size in recent years thanks to a huge influx of development that has revitalized the previously tired and forgotten resort. The resort's hay day was in its rear view until CHF1.8b of investment in the form of The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun project delivered a flood of luxury hotels and apartments, as well as six new lifts linking the resort to Sedrun. This in turn makes the connected ski area the largest in central Switzerland.
The 3* Hotel Sonne is a simple yet comfortable, family run hotel, perfectly located in Andermatt, just metres from the Gemsstock Cable Car. With the lifts in Andermat being fairly spaced out, the hotel also offers a free shuttle if you want to explore from a different starting point.
The local cuisine served in the hotel restaurant is the perfect location to discuss the day's exploits, whilst recuperating and refuelling, ready to go again tomorrow. If you ask nicely, the hotel will even set you up with a packed lunch with can be perfect for grabbing a quick bite to maximise your ski time.