Mountain Lunch: Gada
Après Ski: Après-Ski-Zug
Dinner: Bergrestaurant Gütsch
Best Off-piste: Lochbarake
Best Ski Run: Nätschen
Ski Elevation: 1,444m – 2,961m
26% Blue runs
57% Red runs
17% Black runs
1h 15m / 110km
1h 30m / 82km
2h / 187km
Andermatt is curled along the stunning Urseren Valley between the majestic Nätschen and Gemsstock mountains. The historic village quarter is a gorgeous place to spend an afternoon. Quaint narrow streets and wooden houses are intertwined with a steam train and trickling rivers.
Thanks to a 1.8 billion CHF investment into the area, you’ll find modern hospitality and entertainment throughout the town centre. Lavish hotel bars and elegant restaurants give you plenty of ways to spend time together after a day on the slopes. Transport has also had an upgrade. New lift links for Oberalp and the Sedrun create access to the largest ski area in Switzerland.
One of the most up-and-coming resorts in Switzerland, get to Andermatt before its peaceful slopes and uncrowded slopes disappear for good.
An immense ski area and two main mountains offer over 181km of terrain to discover. Ascend to heights of 2,961m on the towering Gemsstock Mountain. This is a resort that’s made for free riders and expert skiers looking to up their game. While Andermatt was once considered a closely guarded secret among advanced skiers, beginners and intermediates will find plenty of confidence-building runs on the Natschen.
The quaint chocolate box town has received major development in recent years. It’s now double the size and has a charming mix of the old and the new. Embrace its friendly village feel as you spend your evenings hopping from traditional restaurants to chic modern bars.
Say you were the first of your friends to stay in Andermatt before it became mainstream. With investment pouring into the area, it’s quickly becoming a hot spot for the newest luxury chalets. Explore our selection of properties to find the latest luxury accommodation in the area.
Andermatt Luxury Chalet
Andermatt has undergone a huge transformation in the last few years. This once-sleepy village has bigger and better accommodations popping up every year. While it may not have the variety of more established resorts, you’re sure to find a lavish place to rest after a day of adventure.
FEATURES – While there are whole homes available, most of the accommodation in Andermatt is concentrated around the glorious 5* hotels. With fantastic wellness facilities and entertainment options onsite, you may find it difficult to leave.
SIZE – We have spacious accommodation that can sleep up to 10 people. If you have a larger group, get in touch to discuss how we can design a selection of accommodation to meet your needs.
CATERING – With many hotels having multiple drinking and dining options on-site, you’re unlikely to get hungry. If you choose private accommodation with catering, rest assured that you’ll experience immaculate hospitality and exquisite food.
While Andermatt is a quieter resort, there are also fewer accommodation options. Rooms can get booked up quickly, especially during peak weeks and holidays. We recommend booking early to find your dream holiday. Browse our stunning selection or get in touch to start planning your incredible winter break.
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The world-famous Chedi Hotel uses a stunning blend of Swiss and Asian design. With eight different restaurants collecting an impressive number of Gault Millau points, you’re unlikely to go hungry. Lavish lounges and cosy bars will give you the ideal après ski experience. Unwind in the cigar room or sample Swiss delicacies in the cheese lounge. The Eastern-themed wellness centre features an ice fountain, flower bath, and cold-water plunge pool.
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Andermatt Travel & Transport
It’s easy to get to most places in Andermatt on foot. For a fun option, you can also rent an e-scooter to get from A to B. There’s also a free bus that connects the village with the ski lifts and train station.
Andermatt has a central location, making it easy to reach from major transport hubs.
Travelling by car
Driving to Andermatt is possible but check before you set off for road closures. You might have to make part of the journey by flatbed train carriage.
Travelling by train
The train station is in the village centre and has regular and efficient trains departing to destinations across Switzerland.
Zurich (ZRH) – 82km
By car – 1 hour 26 minutes
By rail – 3 hours 28 minutes
Lugano (LUG) – 110km
By car – 1 hour 16 minutes
By rail – 2 hours 59 minutes
Malpensa (MXP) – 187km
By car – 2 hours 2 minutes
By train – 4 hours 29 minutes
There’s a range of shared and private transfer options into Andermatt. You’ll be picked up from the airport and delivered straight to your door. Don’t forget, our concierge team can always book a private helicopter tour once you’re inside your Andermatt luxury ski chalet.
Andermatt has a small but varied choice of restaurants to choose from. Feast on Swiss specialities or opt for global fare from around 20 different eating establishments in town.
In the town
The most talked about destination in town is The Chedi Andermatt. This five-star hotel is one of the most luxurious in Switzerland. Come here for a range of eating and drinking options. The Japanese is a must-visit. The Chedi restaurant has earned a Michelin star and 17 Gault Millau points. Their 10-course Kaiseki menus will transport you to the culinary nuances of the East. The Restaurant concentrates on Asian and European cuisine and entices you with a glass wine and cheese cellar.
For the best fondue in town, head to Ochsen. They serve up a warm Swiss ambience and endless cheese. Or for some Mediterranean flair, the modern Toutoune has a delicious selection of pasta and seafood.
On the slopes
Nothing beats a hearty meal at altitude. Andermatt has a lovely selection of mountain restaurants for your long, lazy lunch days.
Stop at the middle station of the Gutsch Express and grab a bite at Matti. From here you’ll have panoramic views of Gemsstock. Enjoy them on the sunny terrace while the kids stay occupied in the indoor playground and bear cave.
Feast on authentic regional food at The Swiss House. Enjoy panoramic views of the cross-country ski track from the sun terrace or sit inside and warm up by the crackling fireplace. For a mountain meal with a difference, dine at The Japenese by the Chedi Andermatt. Sample an elegant menu of tempura and omakase at 2,300m.
Andermatt Apres & Nightlife
Andermatt has a quiet and family-friendly feel. Welcoming bars have lots of spaces to socialise. It gets livelier on the weekends, with regular live music and events. Whether you want a cosy beer or an upscale cocktail bar, you’ll find a get spot to while away your evening.
Andermatt doesn’t have a vast selection of on-mountain parties, but you’ll find some unique options to wrap up your days on the slopes. Great transport connections mean that you can indulge a little more without worrying about making the ski home.
- Bask in the sun and take in mountain vistas at Himalaya Bar. It’s easy to get to on skis or by train, so it’s perfect for getting the non-skiers involved in the party.
- Stop for a drink in the Big T Bar at Dieni. They often have discos and live music, and it’s close to the train station so you’ll have an easy journey home.
- The Apres Ski Train is a must-do while in Andermatt. Ride back to Andermatt through stunning alpine terrain while sipping on a range of drinks.
For a relaxed environment, Andermatt has a range of pubs and bars to unwind in.
- The popular Spycher Bar is a friendly spot to watch the match and they serve tasty stone-baked pizzas.
- Bar Di Alt Apothek was once the town chemist. Sample alpine tapas alongside an excellent selection of regional wines.
- Chedi Hotel Andermatt has an excellent choice of chic bars. Hide away in The Cigar Library or curl up by the fireplace in The Bar and Living Room.
If you’re looking to carry on the party, there’s a small selection of bars where you can dance into the early hours.
- Pinte Music Bar starts out as a chilled-out pub. As the night wears on and the feel-good songs start to play, you may find yourself staying way longer than you intended to.
- The Schlüsselbar is a great weekend spot, with DJs and live bands playing late into the night.
Andermatt Ski Area
Thanks to new lift links for Oberalp and Sedrun, Andermatt now gives you access to the largest ski domain in Central Switzerland. Fantastic snow conditions and a wide variety of runs make this a great resort for every ability.
33 lifts link 180km reaching towering heights of 3,000m. There are three main ski areas in Andermatt:
- Andermatt-Gemstock is a powder paradise made for intermediate to advanced skiers.
- Andermatt-Oberalp Pass-Sedrun has a variety of slopes to suit all levels.
- Disentis is a pretty area that is also suited to all abilities, as well as other winter sports like snowshoeing.
Andermatt is a fantastic resort for boarders. Pistes are wide and quiet, especially around the Oberalp Pass. Beginners can start in Natschen for flat and easy runs. If you want to practice some tricks, you’ll be pleased to know that Andermatt has the biggest half pipe in Central Switzerland. The true attraction in Andermatt is its incredible freeriding areas. Head to Gemsstock to get off-piste, experiment in the fun park, and race down some hair-raising blacks.
Andermatt is typically known as a resort for advanced skiers, but there are plenty of options if you’re a beginner trying to progress. The sunny beginner’s area in Natschen is a good place to start for its wide easy blues. You’ll also find great blue runs around Gutsch and Oberalp.
Children will have a wonderful time learning to ski in Andermatt. Dedicated kid’s zones come with their very own mascot and child-friendly lifts to make their first moves in the mountain a little easier.
Our recommended ski schools:
- The Andermatt Snowsports School hosts lessons in the kid’s arena and offers lessons for all levels. If you want to try out telemarking, cross country, or freeriding, they have dedicated private and group lessons.
- Alpine Sports Andermatt has small group lessons for children, private lessons for adults, and off-piste and guiding services.
- Ski Academy Andermatt has private lessons for kids and ski camps for all ages. As well as guiding and heliskiing, they also offer fun activities like mountain hut rallies.
Intermediates have lots of opportunities to progress in Andermatt, with an endless variety of piste in every ski area. For a full day of action, you can ski the entire area between Andermatt and Disentis. You’ll also find an immaculate selection of reds around the Sedrun area. Although Gemsstock is more for experts, you can say you’ve conquered it by skiing some of its shorter reds. There’s also a long red snaking down from the top station if you fancy a workout.
For expert skiers, it’s all about Gemsstock. There are more than enough challenges to keep you occupied here for the week. And at 3,000m, you’ll have some of the best views in the resort. Make sure to try out the famous Bernhard Russi run. This unnerving black has a vertical drop of 950m.
Gemsstock is a freeriding heaven. With marked off-piste runs, you can easily explore new terrain. The most aspirational is The Giraffe. This gruelling route ends with a long stretch of couloir. If you get bored in Gemsstock, there’s a vast powder valley in Disentis. It will make you feel like you’re the only person on the mountain. To get the most out of the freeriding terrain Andermatt has to offer, we highly recommend hiring a guide or taking a heli-skiing tour.
With altitudes up to 2,963m, Andermatt is a snow-reliable resort throughout the winter season. With skiing available from mid-November to mid-April, you’ll have a large window to get on the slopes.
As snowfall increases, lifts start to open for the season by the end of the month.
Average snowfall: 34cm
Snow days: 3
Most lifts are open by the middle of December. It can get busy around the festive period but if you book in advance you’ll have great value for money compared to other resorts.
Average snowfall: 84cm
Snow days: 7
The snowiest week of the year is the second week of January. It also gets very cold so make sure to pack some extra layers.
Average snowfall: 117cm
Snow days: 10
February is also a great month for snow but remains cold throughout the month.
Average snowfall: 83cm
Snow days: 7
Spring is a great time to be in Andermatt. Snow conditions are fantastic and lifts stay open until mid-April. But temperatures remain a little colder than in sunnier resorts.
Average snowfall: 71cm
Snow days: 6
Things To Do In Andermatt
Andermatt is smaller and doesn’t have the same buzzing resort life as some of its neighbours. But if you’re an active non-skier, there are lots of fun outdoor activities to keep you occupied.
Spend time on the 28km of cross-country trails. The idyllic runs stretch across the valley floor. Or for more adrenaline, race along the toboggan runs. There’s a super speedy one between Milez and Dieni. Or head to Schlitteln Mompé Medel for a breezy run through the pretty hamlets.
Wrap up in the blanket and explore dreamy alpine terrain via horse and carriage. This fairy tale activity will take you through Andermatt and along the Ursern Valley. If you’d rather stay in town, the outdoor ice rink offers entertainment for the whole family.
There’s some lovely architecture in town for budding photographers and history buffs. Head up Hospental Tower to visit the castle complex from 1277 with panoramic views of the valley. Or wander the curious red brick ruins of the Chapel and Almshouse of St. Karl.
The slow pace of Andermatt makes it a great destination to indulge in a spa day. The glorious spa at The Chedi Andermatt includes an outdoor pool with mountain views and a Tibetan relaxation lounge. The treatments in Uela at the Radisson Blu Reussen use modern techniques combined with the nature of the region. Get a unique massage using handpicked herbs and natural spring water.
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