Andermatt Greatest winter sports area in the heart of the Alps

Andermatt - One of Switzerland's best Free-Ride areas
Andermatt is located in the heart of the Gotthard holiday region. It offers a variety of sports, excursions and recreational opportunities. The Urserntal valley becomes a huge ski area. Pleasant hotels and apartments will make you feel at home during your stay. They have everything you need for an unforgettable stay. In the middle of this breathtaking Alpine scenery, you will easily escape the busy daily life, begin to relax and have a great time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe declared it *the dearest and most interesting place to me*. The Ursern valley at the foot of the Gotthard Pass is one of the most impressive valleys in Switzerland. Andermatt lies at 1,436m, the largest of the three villages in the valley and is at the crossroads of the mountain passes from north to south and from east to west.

Rich Cultural Resort Cobble Stone Roads

andermatt church tower in winter with snow

The main village is full of original traditional Swiss features and is still very compact and full of heritage. It’s a fantastic resort for the old-school skiers who love the jump turns in the back country. The streets still have cobble stones running through them and quaint little cafes and bars tight up to the roadside. The skiing is challenging and fantastic for off piste and ski touring alike, even the Swiss Army train here.

The resort however, now sits on the cusp between life as a famous, under-developed centre, and a new billion dollar development that will be the largest of its kind in the Alps, and transform the village into one of Europe’s and the world’s top destinations. The picturesque village itself still remains as all the new facilities are built on a new side of the town, therefore preserving the heritage, while giving the ski area a massive boost.

andermatt village at night with snow

Eating Out

There are plenty of places to eat in Andermatt. Most of them are hotel restaurants serving traditional Alpine cuisine which is both good value and of a good standard. If you fancy a little change from the Swiss, there are plenty of diverse restaurants that serve all the usual worldly varieties, including good Italian that is cooked the real way pizzas on a wood fire oven, also meat and fish dishes cooked on open charcoal grills.

Mountain Restaurants

Andermatt has small mountain restaurants spread across the different areas. As like the restaurants in the village the food is normally good and the prices are very reasonable. The village also includes restaurants in the beginner’s area which have a terrace for sunny days are perfect for the first time skiers.

Guaranteed Snow Wide and Open

Andermatt is one of the best winter sports centres in Switzerland for guaranteed snow. A cable-car takes skiers and snowboarders in two stages up to the skiing area on the Gemsstock, at nearly 3,000m. The wide open slopes are ideal for experienced skiers, snowboarders and fans of deep powder. There are easier slopes near the Gurschenalp and in the skiing areas of Nätschen and Winterhorn. With the winter sports pass for the Gotthard-Oberalp region, you can also use the ski area of Sedrun.

The Slopes

There is also a 40km cross-country track and goes along the River Reuss through fantastic scenery from Andermatt via Hospental to Realp and back. A spectacular panoramic view of more than 600 summits makes your heart beat faster. The famous ski run of Bernhard-Russi runs down the glacier and got its name in honour of the winner of the Olympic Games in Sapporo. The Gemsstock has long been a secret amongst snowboarders and off-piste skiers and is occasionally the scene of a series of exciting events.

The ski area offers a wide range of pistes for every standard. Beginners to free riders will find something exciting in the Gotthard area. Around 45km of the runs are covered with snow cannons.

andermatt piste map Live: Open Lifts

There is around 40km of black runs, 60km of Red runs, and 30km of Red runs.

You will also find:

  • 2 Snow parks (Gemsstock und Skilift Tegia Gronda Sedrun)
  • 1 Half pipe
  • 1 Avalanche Training Centre

This ski pass covers all the lifts in Andermatt and Sedrun – 125km of pistes

Every ski pass includes skiing in the neighbour-area of Oberalp/Sedrun, as well as free travel with the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn to Sedrun, Disentis, Realp and Niederwald (valley of Goms). At the baths in Sedrun you will receive a 20% reduction on the entry fee.

Getting Here Fly, Drive, Train

We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.

Travelling to Andermatt
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 3hr 30min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 3hr 30min
Train Transfer Time from Geneva: 4hr 55min
Train Transfer Time from Zürich : 2hr 15min
Driving Distance from Calais: 520 miles

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

We offer a wide range of quality accommodation from 2 to 5 star, apartments and hotels

Chalets and Apartments (Self-catered):

We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 8-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the ski lifts and free village ski bus.

All our hotels, chalets and apartments are fully ABTA protected.


Again, we offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 2, 3 or 4-star hotel selection. In some resorts we can even 5 star hotels.



OTP Holidays – Andermatt Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple, LOW & HIGH season. We have Youth prices for up to 18yrs old, discounts for children up to the age of 13yrs and even bigger savings for Children under the age of 6yrs!

LOW & HIGH season vary for each accommodation/re­sort – we do not add any of our own surcharges onto the cost of your stay. NEW YEAR and HALF-TERM are standard HIGH Season. If you have any queries about which dates are LOW or HIGH for the accommodation level you desire, please contact us directly.

Unlike most other British tour operators, the prices above include…

  • Up to 10% discount on ski rental equipment (if required)
  • Massive choice of high standard and spacious apartment or hotel accommodation
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the resort from airport on Swiss Rail
  • Services of our very own 24hr on-call experienced representatives
  • All cleaning, linen, heating & tourist tax charges

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