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The Andermatt ski resort lies at the foot of the Gemsstock, is the largest village in the Usern Valley and is a winter sports hotspot in the Lake Lucerne area. The domain offers fantastic freeride possibilities as well as the longest halfpipe in Switzerland where freestylers can test their skills on this huge playground. This resort is a perfect place to enjoy a family holiday in a beautiful part of the Swiss Alps.

The Andermatt ski resort

The cosy mountain village of Andermatt is located in a privileged spot in Switzerland, where the Gemsstock, almost 3,000 metres high, presides over the skyline of the Swiss Alps offering spectacular slopes and off-piste skiing for the more intrepid. With a sunny valley, the Nätschen is especially recommended for families who want to enjoy sun and snow in an environment of immeasurable beauty. The ski areas in the idyllic neighbouring villages of Hospental/Winterhorn and the children’s lift in Realp are easily accessible for families and seniors.

Ski resort Andermatt (Source: Official Facebook)

The ski slopes

Andermatt has simple but well prepared slopes where you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding. The 15 ski lifts (3 gondolas, 8 chairlifts, 1 T-bar, 1 rack railway and 2 conveyor belts) at the resort provide access to the 70 kilometres of slopes (18 km of blue slopes, 40 km of red slopes and 12 km of black slopes). The resort, which is located at an altitude of 2,600 metres (1,156 metres), is the perfect place to enjoy a sporting and family holiday.

Ski slopes Andermatt (Source: Official Facebook)

Ski resort activities

A few hours on the Andermatt ice rink is always a great change from winter fun on the slopes. Andermatt’s ice rink invites you to practise pirouettes again this winter, to compete in hockey matches. An afternoon on the toboggan runs is an ideal alternative to skiing or snowboarding. You can go down the slopes at high speed! Another alternative is snowshoeing, ideal for beginners and those interested in the scenery of the Swiss Alps. Snowkiting is also an activity not to be missed for adrenaline junkies.

Andermatt toboggan run (Source: Official Facebook)

Sustainable development of the ski resort Andermatt

The future lies in sustainable tourism. At the meeting of the Swiss Tourism Federation (STV), professors from the University of St. Gallen defended the Andermatt mega-project. In their opinion, the project represents a great opportunity for Switzerland.

Thomas Bieger, Christian Laesser and Pietro Beritelli from the University of St. Gallen were invited to the CST assembly to discuss the future of the sector and sustainable development,

They argued that projects on the scale of Andermatt are an asset for the development of tourism in Switzerland.

Environmental experts ruled that the luxury “megaresort” project of Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris met the legal requirements.

FST President Franz Steinegger linked the positive developments in the sector to the political and economic opening to the outside world and bilateral agreements with the European Union (EU). He called on those responsible for the sector not to give priority to short-term, unilateral interests, but to promote dialogue between society, the economy and environmentalists.

Unforgettable experiences in Andermatt

For optimal relaxation after hiking, cycling, climbing, bouldering, the Andermatt ski resort has something incredible in store for you. You can bathe in the middle of the wild and romantic Göschenertal in a wooden tub and enjoy a nice herbal bath. Then fortify yourself with a delicious z’Vieri. An authentic experience that you can’t have anywhere else but here, in the middle of the Swiss Alps.

Andermatt Herbal Bath (Source: www.andermatt.ch)

Andermatt mountain resort in summer

In the Andermatt resort there are many paths that lead to happiness, whether you are an individualist who wants to climb the peaks or a family looking for exciting trails or crystal-clear lakes to swim in. Hiking is the most beautiful way to experience the nature of the Swiss Alps at close quarters. But for mountain bikers there are also trails available.

Diverse and varied landscapes, from lush, flowering meadows and green forests to bizarre rock formations, high alpine mountains and glaciers.
Impressive side valleys, countless mountain lakes, 500 km of hiking trails, 16 mountain huts or the Vier-Quellen-Weg are waiting to be discovered.

Mountain Bikes Andermatt (Source: Official Facebook)

Hotels in Andermatt

Hotel The Chedi Andermatt *****

The hotel is located in Andermatt, surrounded by the Swiss Alps and only a few metres from the Andermatt ski area. It offers an indoor pool, a spa area, a fitness centre, a hot tub and a sauna. The rooms and suites are decorated in a traditional Alpine style and are fully equipped. Ski storage facilities are available free of charge. If required, guests can rent their ski equipment directly on site. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing.

The Chedi Andermatt (Source: www.thechediandermatt.com)

Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen ****

Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen is located in Andermatt and offers accommodation, a restaurant, private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. This hotel features ski storage, room service, an indoor pool and a hammam. A spa and wellness centre with a sauna is available on site. Guests of the hotel can enjoy various activities in and around Andermatt, including hiking, cycling and skiing. The Andermatt Ski Area is less than 1 km away.

Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen (Source: www.radissonhotels.com)

Hotel Aurora ***

Hotel Aurora is located in Andermatt, just 40 metres from the Andermatt Ski Area. It offers rooms with satellite TV, a seating area and free WiFi. The hotel’s rooms are fully equipped. There is a lounge, a sun terrace and ski storage. The hotel has an “à la carte” restaurant and serves local and international dishes. A buffet breakfast is served daily. Ideal for a fantastic holiday.

Hotel Aurora (Source: Official Facebook)

Skiing in Andermatt: the resort’s  main strengths

✅ A multitude of family-friendly services. All year round. Also includes events

✅ There are also ski and snowboard schools for beginners, and there are even adapted areas for children.

✅ They offer freeride circuits outside the marked areas, for freestyle enthusiasts.