An Andermatt ski vacation is perfect for the adventurous skier or snowboarder on the hunt for a reasonably priced, down-to-earth Swiss experience. Plus, it meets the need for challenging slopes and great snow with its average annual snowfall of over 12 feet a year. Andermatt offers namely modest, traditional chalets for lodging options, however new, larger hotels and apartment complexes are opening regularly to meet the resort's visitation demand.
The area also boasts a refreshingly laid-back dining and nightlife scene, made even more charming by the friendly locals you’ll meet while there. The village is endearing and compact, perfect for perusing after a great day exploring the sprawling terrain of Andermatt-Sedrun+Disentis Resort, with 100+ miles of terrain, making it the largest ski resort in central Switzerland. Epic pass holders can add this resort to their international ski bucket list since they’ll have unlimited and unrestricted access to the resort. If you're looking for a true soul-skiing experience that brings the sport back to its roots, Andermatt is the perfect choice.
amongst the snowcapped mountains at Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, a modernized take on the traditional chalet or the Chedi Andermatt for an elegant yet rustic retreat.
by flying into the Zurich or Geneva International Airports then taking the train directly to the village. Consider adding on a visit to Ticino, the Italian-speaking region, just one hour from Andermatt.
the Sasso San Gottardo Museum and travel through secret passageways to the fortresses built into the mountain for an ever-present sense of history.
yourself to the indulgence of Swiss desserts in a chocolate-making class.
at a top elevation of over 9,000 feet.
sledding down from the mid-station of the Sedrun ski area for an up-tempo ride racing others down the slope at high speeds and taking the chairlift back up.
the cozy flavors of fondue chinoise, otherwise known as the Swiss version of hot pot.
the local restaurants, inns and pubs that embody the spirit of Swiss Alpine dining and sample air-cured meats, cheese platters and ice-cold brews.
Explore the 100+ miles of terrain at Andermatt-Sedrun+Disentis Ski Resort. If you have an Epic Pass, that will give you access to the abundance of skiable terrain without any blackout dates or restrictions on how many days you can ski.
There are three main areas of the resort: Andermatt-Gemsstock, Andermatt-Oberlap Pass-Sedrun and Disentis. Between all three there’s an ample amount of terrain for each level of skier including 10+ miles of yellow pistes for “free riders” featuring deep powder trails; 29+ miles of blue pistes, ideal for beginners; 52 miles of red pistes where the highest incline is 40 degrees and 22+ miles of black pistes, which are designed for expert skiers who can navigate steep runs with ease.
The most challenging area is Andermatt-Gemsstock, known for its perfect powder and steep slopes. The top altitude is 9,700-plus feet and will attract backcountry or off-piste skiers, particularly from November to May for carving lines in deep snow.
Andermatt-Oberalp Pass-Sedrun offers terrain for a larger variety of abilities. This area is ideal for groups or families who are at different levels of skiing while still having plenty of snow to be found. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy wide-open pistes and a variety of sun terraces for lunch breaks or an on-mountain après moment.
Disentis is accessible for beginners to experts in alpine skiing but also is the most common area for skinning, snowshoeing and even paragliding. After the lifts close for the day and you’re still itching for mountain time, fat biking can also be done in this area. The beauty of the resort is that with a lift ticket, railway travel between all three areas is included, so it’s easy to go back and forth exploring as much terrain as possible on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.
Additionally, Engelberg-Titlis, another renowned resort with a reliable, relaxed vibe, is just over an hour's drive from Andermatt making it an easy destination to tack on to your Switzerland ski vacation.
Percentage Groom: 0
Base Depth: 0"
Season Total: 0"
14°F / 23°F
Wind Speed: N/Ami
18°F / 30°F
Wind Speed: N/Ami
15°F / 22°F
Wind Speed: N/Ami
11°F / 22°F
Wind Speed: 4mi
7°F / 19°F
Wind Speed: 3mi
The ski season for Andermatt-Sedrun+Disentis Resort typically runs from mid-November to April, according to the resort’s website.
For the summer season, the earliest the railways will open is the end of May or the beginning of June, with closing dates in October for guests to experience hiking, biking, climbing and other activities at the resort. Both winter and summer opening and closing dates vary based on weather and snow conditions.