Andermatt (1,444 m.a.s.l.) is located at the entrance to the Oberalp Pass. The village provides direct access to the two ski areas of Nätschen and Gemsstock, which are part of the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun.
Ski Arena ski area
The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis consists of three ski resorts. The Andermatt side offers the Gemsstock and Natschen-Gutsch resorts, on the Sedrun side of the range visitors enjoy the Milez-Oberalp resort. All three ski areas are linked by the Matterhorn Gotthard trainline. The trip from the Dieni railway station in the Andermatt-Sedrun ski resort to the Sedrun railway station in the Disentis ski resort takes just five minutes. The train trip is included in the ski pass.
The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis now has more than 180km of linked slopes. There’s a total of ten new and upgraded lifts, most of them high-speed and high-capacity chairs and gondolas, giving the area 33 lifts altogether. From 2020 Andermatt-Sedrun and Disentis ski resorts are linked by the Sport Train and the Cuolm da Vi gondola.
At the Andermatt-Gemsstock ski resort, deep-powder experts are sure to get their money’s worth. With a height of nearly 3,000 metres, Gemsstock is the ideal destination for off-slope enjoyment in the Gotthard region. The mountain is famous throughout the world for its Felsental, Giraffe, Guspis, and Geissberg descents.They offer a wide variety of routes through the powder: from ten-kilometre descents to gnarly terrain. The Avalanche Training Center offers courses to ensure a safe deep-powder experience.
Andermatt is not a party resort like Ischgl or St. Anton but then not everyone likes thumping German "Schlager" music! The Spycher is the place most people meet up after a day on the mountain. You can enjoy a beer in the sun outside the Aurora (opposite the Gemstock lift) or on the terrace of the 3 Konige hotel.
Eight times a day, the converted train carriages travel through the Oberalp Pass and shuttle snow enthusiasts from Andermatt to Disentis or back, entertaining them on the way. The rolling barkeeper offers drinks and local specialities on board, while at weekends a DJ really fires up the crowds, turning the carriage into a small but fabulous party venue.
Andermatt is currently trasnsforming itself from a sleepy trational Swiss Alpine village into a modern resort with new accommodation of the highest standards being contructed.
Shops and restaurants are ranged around the Piazza. The village comprises five further hotels, including the just completed Radisson Blu Reussen, 42 high-end apartment complexes individually designed for an eclectic appearance, 28 chalets and a subterranean concert hall – and no buying restrictions for foreigners.