Things to do - general


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

Ski area

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.

Top Events

  • 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 spokenGerman, French, Italian
Currency usedCHF (Swiss Franc)
Transfer time

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)


Resort altitude1,444m
Linked ski area

SkiArena, 2 resorts : Andermatt - Sedrun

Skiable area

120 km of runs
20 lifts (incl 5 gondola, 10 chairlifts and 3 T-bar lifts)
Audi ACE Snowpark at the Tegia Gronda T-bar lift in Sedrun
Avalanche Training Centre (ATC) in Andermatt-Gemsstock
3 toboggan runs (16 km)
125 km of cross-country ski trails

Number of lifts20


Andermatt video

Trail maps

SkiArena, Andermatt - Sedrun trail map


Where to stay in Andermatt

The Chedi Andermatt

The Chedi Andermatt

Price per person from $544
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Magnificent Switzerland (Gold) - 12 Days

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Winter walks in Andermatt

There are lots of different kinds of winter: grandparents and mum love a leisurely walk. Dad and godfather enjoy skiing while the kids can’t get enough of tobogganing. The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun has all kinds of winter! Our winter walking routes are groomed daily and marked by pink signs or marking poles.

Snowshoeing in Andermatt

Walk apart from the ski pistes and winter walking trails through snow-covered countryside and experience undisturbed powder snow
beneath your feet. In the Andermatt Holiday Region and Region of Sedrun there are over 100 km of marked snowshoe trails.

Andermatt natural ice field

Between Christmas and the end of February, the Adermatt tennis courts turn into a natural ice field. Ice skates can be hired on site. The ice field cafe provides ice skaters with beverages and small snacks.

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing is on the up. Your entire body receives the benefit of this activity in the sun and fresh air. Our nordic tracks are groomed to perfection daily. In addition to the cross-country ski trails in Sedrun and Andermatt, you can also reach the cross-country ski trail in the Obergoms region in no time by train.

Swimming & wellness - At the source of the Rhine

From slope to spa: Is there anything more relaxing than dipping into comforting warmth after a winter's day in invigorating coldness?

The Bogn Sedrun, the spa at the source of the Rhine, is the first port of call for everyone who loves winter. Waterfalls, a "rapids" and "white-water" channel and massage tables provide for maximum enjoyment at the Adventure Pool which,
thanks to its 25-metre length, also meets the needs of athletic swimmers. Roman steam baths, saunas and a large panorama terrace for après-ski socialising and relaxation also beckon visitors to the modern wellness complex.