Andermatt Ski Holidays

Switzerland Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Andrea Selig

"Top of my list of resorts to visit in 2013 – there are huge plans in the pipeline to expand and develop this great little resort, so get there while it’s still good value!"

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 7/10
  • Intermediates: 9/10
  • Advanced: 8/10
  • Families: 8/10
  • Nightlife: 6/10
  • Village Charm: 8/10
  • Affordability: 8/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 7/10
  • Sustainability: N/A

Season: Mid Nov - mid April

Nearest Airport: Zurich

Flight Time: 1.5 hrs

Direct Flight: yes

Transfer Time: 2 hrs

Transport: Rail, car & private transfer

Elevation: 2,963 m

Vertical Drop: 1,519 m

Avg Snowfall: 11 ft

Ski Area: 125 km

Ski Lifts: 20

Runs: 23

Grade: 46% advanced
32% intermediates
22% beginners

Why Andermatt?

Andermatt is a lovely little resort located in the heart of the Swiss Alps and conveniently within 2 hours of Zurich. The resort has changed very little over the last 40 years and the hotels (mostly 2 and 3 star) remain as they were when first built. There has been recent investment with brand new luxury hotels and apartments due for completion in the next couple of years. So get to this little gem before the crowds discover it!

Andermatt resort with the towering Gemsstock Mountain has always been a Mecca for advanced skiers in search of off-piste terrain. The ski area "Ursnertal" (Naetschen, Gemsstock, Oberalp/Sedrun) also offers a range of slopes for all standards. There are plans in the pipeline to link the resorts Andermatt and Sedrun. You can currently ski both resorts on one lift pass, and a train can be caught between the two.

Night-life isn’t necessarily the main attraction in Andermatt, but there is a good après scene at the Spycher or Pinte to enjoy some drinks after a day on the slopes, and the Gotthard bar if you fancy continuing the night.