Nestled in the Swiss Alps, Andermatt is a postcard-perfect ski resort surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The year-round Alpine destination offers world-class slopes and off-piste areas in the winter. Summer sees Andermatt transform into a sun-drenched outdoor playground for hikers, mountain bikers and nature enthusiasts.
Things to do in Andermatt
SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun is one of the largest resorts in Switzerland, with 16 ski lifts and more than 100 kilometres of pistes to explore. Cable cars whisk you up to the Gemsstock ski area, where you’ll find groomed slopes and stunning mountain views. Off-piste areas lure skiers in search of fresh powder, while 1,500-metre vertical descents lure in thrill-seekers. The gentle slopes of Nätschen are ideal for beginners and families alike.
Don’t ski or snowboard? Tobogganing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides are some of the alternative outdoor activities available in Andermatt. After a day on the slopes, warm up with creamy Swiss hot chocolate on a heated patio. Wellness spas will tempt you with their steam baths, Finnish saunas and luxury treatments.
Andermatt is anchored by a charming village filled with half-timbered houses and traditional ski chalets. Cosy restaurants serve wood-fired pizza and creamy fondue, while others are perfect for enjoying cocktails and aperitifs by a crackling fireplace.
Spring brings blue skies and sunshine to Andermatt. Alpine trails wind through the mountains past crystalline springs and flower-filled meadows. The family-friendly trail to Devil’s Bridge takes you across Schöllenenschlucht gorge while golfers can tee off at the spectacular 18-hole, par-72 Andermatt Swiss Alps golf course.
Getting around Andermatt
Andermatt Village is compact and easy to get around on foot. The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn narrow gauge railway line links Andermatt with Zermatt in under three hours. Zurich Airport is a 1.5-hour drive north and trains run between Zurich and Andermatt in around three hours.