Andermatt, Switzerland

*  Cult expert terrain on the famous Gemsstock mountain...

*  Super-snowy micro-climate...

*  Radical new luxury resort development...

With its super-snowy microclimate and formidable expert terrain, Andermatt has long held cult status among skiing aficionados.

 

The sleepy old village is currently undergoing radical change, however, with a luxury new resort development set to open the door to a wider international clientele. Plans are also afoot to link the area to nearby Sedrun, adding to the appeal for less advanced skiers. Exciting times ahead!

Andermatt at a glance...

 Resort height:

1445m

 Slopes:

1445-2965m

 Pistes:

125km 

 Snow rating:

☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆☆☆☆

Blue runs

22%

 Intermediate

☆☆☆☆☆

Red runs

46%

 Advanced

☆☆

Black runs  

32%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

☆☆☆

Zurich

1hr30 (car)

 Convenience

☆☆

 

2hr15 (train)

 Après-ski

☆☆

 

 

 Family

☆☆☆

 

 

 Non-skiers

☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

4/5

Snow quality – upper

4.5/5

Snow quality – lower

3.5/5

Resort level snow

4/5

Powder potential

5/5

The skiing

The big draw in Andermatt is the Gemsstock, a cult mountain for expert and off-piste skiers, but which offers plenty of scope for adventurous intermediates too. From its 2965m summit there is over 900m vertical of gloriously open steep mountainside to Gurschenalp, including countless off-piste routes and itineraries.

 

There are a handful of easier runs around the mid-station area, but less confident intermediates may be better off on Andermatt’s other gentler mountain (Nätschen) or getting the train to nearby Sedrun – covered by the lift pass and soon to be linked.

 

Andermatt is not a resort we recommend for beginners.

The resort

Andermatt is undergoing radical new development with the construction of a brand new resort complex that will eventually include six luxury hotels, over 500 villas and apartments and numerous shopping, sports and recreational facilities.
 
The project is welcomed by the locals and the original old village will continue to offer a more rustic alternative.

Our hotels in Andermatt

Chedi Andermatt  ***** s 

 

* Brand new designer hotel

* State of the art leisure facilities

* Superb gourmet cuisine

 

7 night guide price: £2295pp*

3 nights from £1295pp*

Location

Andermatt is located in the canton of Uri in the central southern Swiss Alps.

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* Guide prices are based on a departure in low season and include flights, private transfers and 3 or 7 nights accommodation on a B&B basis.