Aodhan Boylan, Senior Ski Specialist

"The stunning Swiss village of Andermatt is one of my favourite spots in the Alps and the 5-star hotel Chedi Andermatt is simply unbeatable. It's my number one recommendation for those who enjoy the finer things in life!"

Andermatt is one of Switzerland’s great classic resorts. All the things we love are here – spectacular mountain scenery, high snow sure ski slopes and an authentic traditional resort, complete with historic bars and restaurants around a cobbled main street.

Thanks to huge investment, Andermatt has transformed into an unrivalled winter sports mecca. The first stage of the development was the construction of a 5-star luxury hotel, The Chedi Andermatt. Voted the best hotel in Switzerland, this property has become a firm favourite with Ski Independence clients and staff and offers unbeatable 5-star luxury. On the slopes state-of-the-art new lifts have been installed and it's now possible to ski all the way over to Disentis via Sedrun.

Skiing in Andermatt

There are two major ski areas in Andermatt.

The slopes of sunny Nätschen peaking at 2344m are fantastic for beginners and intermediates with plenty of blues and reds to enjoy. There’s a special beginner area with two dedicated lifts. Access to this area is easy thanks to an underground tunnel with an escalator which departs almost directly from the Chedi.

Across the valley, the Gemsstock ski area, accessed by cable car from the edge of the resort, offers a vertical of 1500m beginning near the 2,961m peak. From here there are some spectacular red and black descents including one named after the famous Swiss skier and local boy Bernhard Russi. This mountain is a real mecca for freeriders and also as a base for ski touring. Conditions are particularly idyllic mid week when the slopes are normally very quiet. You often feel as if you have the mountain to yourself.

The ski area is now fully linked to both Sedrun and Disentis meaning that there are over 180km of pistes to explore. If you don't fancy skiing back to Andermatt after making your way over the valleys, fear not as you can catch the train home. Twice a day the train turns into an 'après-ski train' meaning you can enjoy a drink and some music on your journey home. It's an experience not to be missed!

Important information
Ski Area Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis:180 km
Ski Range 1227-2961m
Blue Runs 47.5km
Red Runs 84km
Black Runs 37km
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Distance from airports
Zurich 1hr40 mins