Andermatt Ski Resort

With epic freeride terrain, one of the Alps’ best snow records and a new gondola finally linking it this season to neighbouring Sedrun, Andermatt is one of our favourite resorts.

There’s 120km of pistes in the newly linked ski area, but the main attractions definitely come away from the run markers. The Gemsstock mountain is home to some of the world’s finest off piste and the snow quality is usually excellent – the resort has its own snowy microclimate and the mountain also faces north.

A big proportion of the 1.8 CHF billion that has been invested in the resort has ended up in the town, which now features a clutch of stylish new hotels to go with the traditional wooden chalets in the town’s core. Restaurant and shopping options have also improved.

Andermatt is one of Ski Club Freshtracks’ top resorts and this winter there are no fewer than seven holidays heading out to the resort. All are off piste focussed, so are ideal for making the most of the resort’s fantastic terrain.

Our Andermatt Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Pros

Excellent snow record – it gets snow from the north and south

Huge recent investment and a great lift system

Some serious blacks, off-piste terrain and ski-touring opportunities

Cons

Limited off-slope diversions

Slopes above tree-line so can be bleak in a whiteout

Airport transfer is quite a long one

Andermatt Skiing and Snowboarding

Most people come here for the epic descents down from the summit of the Gemsstock and for good reason – it is one of the Alps’ finest areas for steep skiing and snowboarding. Beginners and intermediates should not be put off however, the new lifts and link to Sedrun have opened up some great cruising terrain.

  • Total Pistes: 120km
  • Blue: 22%
  • Red: 50%
  • Black: 29%
  • Additional Ski Routes: 6km
  • Lifts: 22
  • Altitude: 1444m – 2961m

For Beginners

The offering for beginners has improved markedly in recent years and there is a good, sunny beginner zone at Nätschen. From here, the long winding blue back down to the resort and the open blues up by Gütsch offer good progression.

For Intermediates

There are some great, snowsure runs for intermediates in the linked ski area and also on Gurschenalp below the Gemsstock. You get a real sense of travel by reaching the far end at Sedrun and all of it can be done on well-groomed reds.

For Advanced/Expert & Off Piste

This is where the ski area really comes into its own. The entire Gemsstock mountain is a freerider’s paradise, with steep descents and big vertical on every run. Hire a guide or visit on a Ski Club Freshtracks Holiday to experience the very best of this epic sector. Towards Sedrun there is also some good off piste and several blacks – which are a blast when freshly groomed.

Andermatt Piste Map

The Andermatt piste map can be downloaded here.

Andermatt Ski Pass Prices

Andermatt operates a dynamic lift pass pricing system, with pricing fluctuating depending on the weather, demand, day of the week and on how far in advance you purchase your ticket. 10 CHF adult tickets are available on some Wednesdays throughout the winter and a season pass costs 875 CHF. Do check with the resort’s website for the latest or give the Ski Club’s expert info & advice team a call on 020 8410 2009.

Category

Day Ticket

3 Days

6 Days

Adult (18-63)

41 – 69 CHF

99 – 186 CHF

222 – 314 CHF

Youth (13-17)

33 – 47 CHF

71 – 127 CHF

153 – 210 CHF

Child (7-12)

16 – 24 CHF

40 – 65 CHF

82 – 106 CHF

Senior (64+)

44 – 62 CHF

90 – 170 CHF

201 – 282 CHF

Andermatt Season Dates

  • Opening Date: 25th November 2019
  • Closing Date: 17th May 2020

For full details see the resort's website and note that these dates are subject to change. The Ski Club’s expert info & advice team are also on hand to help – call 020 8410 2009.

Andermatt Resort

The town is quietly attractive and the scenery surrounding it is dramatic. Charming old houses line the main street, which runs from the central river bridge to the Gemsstock cable car. Most of the new development is on the margins, out past the station.

For Families

Andermatt has become better for families and the beginner area up at Nätschen is good for children. Off the slopes there is some really good winter walking and a great sledging run down to the village.

For Après

Andermatt is quiet on the après front and a quiet beer or glühwein is the local way to end the skiing day. In town the Piccadilly Pub and De Prato are lively and the bar inside the luxury Chedi hotel is a classy place to have a post-skiing drink.

How to get to Andermatt

Getting the train is by far the easiest way to get into Andermatt and a car really isn’t necessary. The train from Zürich airport takes around two and a half hours, Basel is three and a half hours away and the train from Geneva takes five hours.

  • Zürich airport: 2.5 hours
  • Basel airport: 3.5 hours
  • Geneva airport: 5 hours
  • Calais: approximately 11 hours driving (530 miles)

Andermatt Contact Details

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
In Resort
  • Ski To Door
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Snow Reliability

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