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ANDERMATT, SWITZERLAND

Ski Holidays in Andermatt

Andermatt may be off the beaten path for many British tourists, but it is well worth a trip. The authentic village is full of old world charm, traditional and beautiful buildings, and excellent skiing opportunities. Whether you want to try your hand at tour skiing or stick with the pistes, you won't be disappointed.

Resort Statistics

andermatt ski resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 3
Intermediates 6
Advanced 4
Snowboarders
Total Runs 13
Good for
  • Families
  • Non-skiers
Resort features Snowshoeing Traditional village resort Picturesque
Resort Statistics
Altitude 1436m
Km of Piste 120km
Longest Run 4km
Drag Lifts 4
Ski Lifts 11
Highest Lift 2963m
Chairlifts 4
Gondolas/Cable cars 3

Andermatt Ski Resort

Beyond the slopes and the quaint buildings, Andermatt offers great shopping opportunities, ensuring you'll be entertained if you fancy taking a break from skiing. The resort has a great friendly atmosphere, making it a really enjoyable place to stay. You'll also have access to some really challenging runs, making it the ideal destination for intermediate and advanced skiers.

Snow conditions in Andermatt

The ski season typically runs from November to April, ensuring you get plenty of good cover. Snowfall can be pretty heavy so you won't need to go far to find some fresh powder.

Skiing in Andermatt

There are different types of skiing available in Andermatt, depending on your experience and the snowfall. If you don't have the right equipment for the type of skiing you want to try, there are plenty of rental opportunities.

When snowfall is heavy, you can try your hand at tour skiing, with the good coverage making areas like the rock valley of Felsenthal a great place to explore. The route will take you to another close by village, which you can return from via a taxi bus.

You can enjoy piste runs for most abilities - although the beginner level facilities aren't as varied - as well as off-piste if you want something a bit more challenging.

Apres ski, restaurants and other activities in Andermatt

Away from the slopes, the charming town of Andermatt offers shopping opportunities with a range of retailers to choose from. Explore the winding cobbled streets to see what's on offer and to discover any of the friendly bars in the area.

If you're after food, there are several really great restaurants to choose from. For brunch, you can't beat the restaurant at the Chedi Andermatt, which offers great and varied buffet. For some classic Swiss fare, head to Gasthaus zum Sternen, which also features staff in traditional dress.

Other activities include:

  • Ski and snowboarding area
  • Free-ride
  • Ski tours
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Winter hiking
  • Tobogganing
  • Guest programmes
  • Horse drawn sleigh rides
  • Ice-skating
  • Fatbiking
  • Snowbiking

Transfer time in Andermatt

The closest airport to Andermatt is Lugano Airport, which is around 70 miles away, meaning you can be in the village in just over an hour.