Little old Andermatt is virtually doubling in size with the construction of what amounts to a new village next to the original; the first of countless luxury hotels and apartments opened in 2013. This coming season the associated new lifts start arriving, with the last planned for 2018, linking Andermatt with Sedrun. For the moment, at least, the appeal of the tall, steep, snowy, largely off-piste Gemsstock is undiminished - but for how long? Andermatt gets a lot of weekend day-trip business; at other times, in its current form, it can seem deserted. In winter, east-west links rely on car-carrying trains. The lift pass also covers Sedrun - in line to be linked by lift, but for now reached by train.

Attractive, traditional village

Excellent snow record

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


Not great for beginners, and lousy for mileage-hungry piste skiers

Limited off-slope diversions

Busy at weekends

Getting there

  • Basel airport: 1.5 hours
  • Zurich airport: 1.5 hours
  • Zurich train station: 2 hours

Good For

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

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