With an impressive snow record and a reputation for deep powder, Andermatt exudes authentic alpine charm and history while offering the last work in contemporary five-star luxury. Long-time favourite of European travellers, traditional Andermatt lies at a crossroads of mountain passes in the dramatic Ursern Valley. While retaining its original character, Andermatt is undergoing a transformation into a deluxe enclave boasting glamorous hotel accommodation, a new indoor and outdoor sports centre and a concert hall, all designed to meld seamlessly with the town’s existing shops and galleries. A selection of relaxed bars sets the scene for laid-back après-ski, livelier at weekends. Ski aficionados love the area for its snowsure terrain, off-piste and ski touring opportunities and the high, steep slopes of the Gemsstock glacier. With pistes up to 2965m, the Gemsstock offers challenging, steep skiing both on-piste, take the challenge of the Bernhard Russi black run, and off-piste, a utopia for advanced skiers in the company of a mountain guide. An ideal short break destination for intermediates and families, away from the crowds and offering the small but interesting areas of Nätschen and Sedrun to explore, the latter accessible by mountain train on a short and scenic section of the Glacier Express route.
|Altitude of resort||1445m|
|Highest skiing point||2961m|
|Number of lifts||21|
Beginners ** | Intermediates *** | Advanced **** | Families ** | Non-skiers ***
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