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Andermatt - Switzerland

  • Andermatt
Snow Sure
Fantastic Restaurants
Alpine Charm
Romantic Getaway
Great Off Piste
Family Friendly

Average snow history

2012/13
838cm
2013/14
601cm
2014/15
352cm
2015/16
238cm
2016/17
254cm
2017/18
325cm

Weather    6 October 2017    8:00AM

Temperature
-1 to 0 degrees
Snowfall
3

Andermatt overview

Two hours south of Zurich, Andermatt lies in the Userntal Valley at the crossroads of Switzerland's North-South and East-West Alpine passes (this means loads of snow). The pistes reach up to nearly 3,000m giving great snow reliability, especially to the North Facing Gemsstock Mountain runs. Plus, the town has a lovely Swiss charm with narrow streets lined with traditional chalets and the trains, included in the lift pass, chugging up and down the valley to different parts of the ski area only add to the appealing charm.

All but forgotten about as a ski resort until the army left (recently) and Egyptian investor, Samih Sawiris, ploughed £1.2 billion in the area linking the slopes with nearby Sedrun creating the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis with 180km of piste and doubling the size of the town. Six new lifts were introduced linking the high plateau at Oberalp and Sedrun. Visitors will be charmed by the Matterhorn Gotthard cog railway, which chugs skiers up to the area of Andermatt-N├Ątschen, where there are slopes more suitable for intermediates and families.

Apres ski isn't Andermatt's big draw but there's still plenty of lively spots including the Spycher bar and there's plenty of local dishes available at the Drei Konige or the Toutoune. The weekend's get more lively with skiers pouring in from nearby towns.

10 Reasons To Visit Andermatt Ski Resort

  1. High snow-sure slopes up to nearly 3,000m
  2. Excellent snow record
  3. Largest ski area in Central Switzerland with 120km of piste
  4. Charming town centre with narrow streets lined with traditional chalet-style buildings
  5. Overlooked as a ski resort, you won't find hoards of Brits here - a welcome change
  6. A great array of challenging skiing up on the Gemmstock mountain with a wide-open bowl with on and off piste options
  7. The train around the ski area is included in the lift pass, so you can get up the mountain by a little red train as well as the ski lifts
  8. £1.2 billion investment in recent years giving the resort a new lease of life
  9. Great ski touring opportunities if you fancy trying this or expanding your skills
  10. The brand new Chedi hotel brings a bit of luxury to the resort - part of a project bringing 6 hotels, a pool, 490 apartments and 25 chalets to Andermatt

Andermatt overview

Two hours south of Zurich, Andermatt lies in the Userntal Valley at the crossroads of Switzerland's North-South and East-West Alpine passes (this means loads of snow). The pistes reach up to nearly 3,000m giving great snow reliability, especially to the North Facing Gemsstock Mountain runs. Plus, the town has a lovely Swiss charm with narrow streets lined with traditional chalets and the trains, included in the lift pass, chugging up and down the valley to different parts of the ski area only add to the appealing charm.

All but forgotten about as a ski resort until the army left (recently) and Egyptian investor, Samih Sawiris, ploughed £1.2 billion in the area linking the slopes with nearby Sedrun creating the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis with 180km of piste and doubling the size of the town. Six new lifts were introduced linking the high plateau at Oberalp and Sedrun. Visitors will be charmed by the Matterhorn Gotthard cog railway, which chugs skiers up to the area of Andermatt-N├Ątschen, where there are slopes more suitable for intermediates and families.

Apres ski isn't Andermatt's big draw but there's still plenty of lively spots including the Spycher bar and there's plenty of local dishes available at the Drei Konige or the Toutoune. The weekend's get more lively with skiers pouring in from nearby towns.

10 Reasons To Visit Andermatt Ski Resort

  1. High snow-sure slopes up to nearly 3,000m
  2. Excellent snow record
  3. Largest ski area in Central Switzerland with 120km of piste
  4. Charming town centre with narrow streets lined with traditional chalet-style buildings
  5. Overlooked as a ski resort, you won't find hoards of Brits here - a welcome change
  6. A great array of challenging skiing up on the Gemmstock mountain with a wide-open bowl with on and off piste options
  7. The train around the ski area is included in the lift pass, so you can get up the mountain by a little red train as well as the ski lifts
  8. £1.2 billion investment in recent years giving the resort a new lease of life
  9. Great ski touring opportunities if you fancy trying this or expanding your skills
  10. The brand new Chedi hotel brings a bit of luxury to the resort - part of a project bringing 6 hotels, a pool, 490 apartments and 25 chalets to Andermatt

Weather

2012/13
838cm

2013/14
601cm

2014/15
352cm

2015/16
238cm

2016/17
254cm

2017/18
325cm

6 October 2017    8:00AM

Temperature
-1 to 0 degrees
Snowfall
3

Pistes in Andermatt

The Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun is one of the most snow-sure ski resorts in Switzerland and an expert’s paradise with some serious blacks and plenty of off-piste and touring opportunities. Relatively untouched by British skiers in recent years, you are more likely to hear Swiss and Scandinavian voices than English.

Some of the best runs are found by hopping on the little red train up to Natschen (10 minutes-ish) with a great mix of blue and red runs to explore. Andermatt isn't the friendliest of resorts for beginners but there is a great blue from Gutsch down to the village.

Our favourite runs at Andermatt

Green

More beginner friendly slopes and learning terrain

Sedrun
Sedrun

Blue

In Dieni you will discover more challenging and cruisy blues to enjoy

14
14

Red

You could spend a good morning on here, a long, roller run offering multiple ways to enjoy it.

11
11

Black

Gorgeous black run across the Gurschen Glacier from the Gemsstock to the middle station.

B-Russi-Run
B-Russi-Run

Andermatt piste map

Andermatt piste map

Resort information

Hotels in Andermatt

Hotels in Andermatt
Hotels in Andermatt
Hotels in Andermatt

Don't just book a room, discover the Powder White difference

Powder White works with 3 ski hotels in Andermatt, all conveniently located in a central position and selected for their charm & reputation.

Our hotels in Andermatt range from affordable 3-star hotels to luxurious 5-star hotels to suit all budgets and needs.

 

Hotels in Andermatt
Hotels in Andermatt
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Additional Info

Ski passes

We know how valuable your skiing time is to you so that is why we can to pre-book your lift passes for you, to save you the time and hassle of doing it once in resort. No additional charge!

The lift passes will be ready and waiting for you in your chalet/hotel/apartment, so you can hit the slopes immediately! You can book these at any time after you've booked.

Ski & equipment hire

The last thing you want to do at the start of your holiday is queue up in a crowded ski hire shop. We understand this and that is why we offer to pre-book all your equipment so that it is ready and waiting for you. You can either collect it from the shop yourself or some shops even offer a chalet fitting service, where all the equipment will be brought around to the chalet, thus avoiding the ski hire shop completely.

Ski school

Ski school can be a real hassle to organise so let us do all the hard work for you. We have built relationships with the top ski schools in Courchevel and we can book lessons for all ability levels, both private and group lessons.

For Christmas, New Year, Russian New Year and February Half Term, we strongly advise pre-booking your lessons as soon as possible as the group lesson and private lesson slots gets booked up very quickly! You can book lessons at any time after you've booked.

Powder White is an Independent Tour Ski Operator offering our guests an informative, personal and tailor-made service. Our friendly & knowledgeable Ski Specialists are here to help, so if you have any questions, need further information, or if you have specific requirements you'd like to discuss with us, please feel free to just get in touch and we have every confidence we will be able to find the perfect skiing holiday for you.

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