Located at the entrance to the Oberalp Pass, the old charming village of Andermatt, with its narrow streets lined with traditional chalets and cobbled paving provides direct access to the two ski areas of Nätschen and Gemsstock, which are part of the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, the largest ski area in Central Switzerland. The SkiArena development project is transforming the village and ski area, but the original village centre is still in tact. Thanks to a huge £1.2bn investment by Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris, the resort is currently in the midst of a huge redevelopment (6x NEW 4 and 5 star hotels, 490 apartments, 25 chalets and an 18-hole golf course).
December 14, 2019 – April 01, 2020
The Andermatt holiday region is one of the most snow-sure ski resorts in Switzerland. Here, the diverse skiing areas of the Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun offer a healthy mix with varying degrees of altitude and levels of difficulty. Freeriders and lovers of steep-slope descents fall for the Gemsstock, while recreational skiers and families find themselves in their element at the Nätschen and Sedrun resorts.
Andermatt mainly offers 2 and 3 star accommodation with warm and friendly atmosphere however the opening of the luxurious The Chedi Andermatt in 2013, is just the first of many significant improvements with more on the horizon.
Andermatt is host to about 20 restaurants, serving cuisine with strong Swiss and Italian roots as you would expect. With this many restaurants in a small village like Andermatt, the standard of food and service is important and fortunately many have sterling reputations for excellent dining and friendly service. In recent years the bar has been raised with the arrival of Chedi hotel and resort has brought a new element to the table. The seven restaurants and chic cafes in Chedi hotel serve everything from Japanese delicacies to classic Swiss specialities.
Après-ski train from Andermatt to Disentis
A converted panorama carriage turns the trip between Andermatt and Disentis into the longest après-ski train journey in Switzerland! Choose from a wide selection of beverages and simple meals at the bar, then enjoy
these in the comfortable lounge area to the accompaniment of great music and fabulous views. You will need a valid ski or train ticket to travel on the après-ski train. Food and beverages must be consumed.
- AndermattLive! – this event combines the worlds of music and snow: snowsports enthusiasts can enjoy two days of concerts and après-ski entertainment (March).
- SwissChamer MusicCircle – professional Easter festival with concerts by prizewinners in Andermatt’s St. Peter & Paul church. (9 days starting on Good Friday).
|Languages spoken||German, French, Italian|
|Currency used||CHF (Swiss Franc)|
Driving to Andermatt:
Lucerne: 1 hr
Zurich airport: 1 hr 30 min
Interlaken: 1 hr 40 min
Bern airport: 2 hrs
Geneva airport: 3 hrs 30 min
Train to Andermatt:
Zermatt: 2hrs 55 min (Glacier Express - direct)
St Moritz: 4hrs 30 min (Glacier Express - direct)
Zurich: 2 hrs 05 min (2 connections)
|Linked ski area|
SkiArena, 2 resorts : Andermatt - Sedrun
120 km of runs
|Number of lifts||20|