Andermatt has a well-earned reputation as one of the most snowsure resorts in Switzerland, and a freeride heaven. 

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 daywas 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.

While the new lifts have opened up terrain more suited to beginner and early intermediate skiers, Andermatt remains a resort most enjoyed by adventurous off piste visitors thanks to its impressive snow record. The north-facing Gemsstock, rising to 1961m looms over the town, offer knee deep powder to satisfy the bravest of skiers. This terrain makes a popular destination for our Freshtracks holidays.

Pros

Attractive, traditional village

Excellent snow record

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

Cons

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

Contact Details

Good For

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

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