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Andermatt Ski Resort Guide

Andermatt, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length101km 63 miles
Highest Lift2,960m 9,711ft
Resort Height1,440m 4,724ft
 Nearest AirportsLugano and Zurich
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One of Switzerland's oldest and most picturesque villages - surrounded by mountains, now renewed with brand new luxury hotels, modern lifts (including a connection to Sedrun) and high quality restaurants and bars. Served by regular direct trains into the heart of the resort.

J2Ski visited Andermatt in January 2019 and you can find our Andermatt Trip Report here.


The Swiss ski resort of Andermatt is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,440m 4,724ft, with 101km 63 miles of marked runs.

Andermatt is part of the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun area with access to 120km 75 miles of downhill skiing, with 65 marked pistes, served by a total of 22 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Andermatt itself (101km 63 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun ski resorts of Disentis Sedrun and Realp. Andermatt is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Sedrun.

With ski lifts as high as 2,960m 9,711ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Andermatt is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Andermatt.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Andermatt is 5km 3 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Gletscher Abfahrt'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Andermatt?

The next notable snow forecast is 6cm 2in, expected on 2 December.

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Snow Forecast by day for Andermatt

Ski Area Stats

Andermatt Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
29km 18 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
50km 31 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
50km 31 miles
Total Length
101km 63 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
20km 12 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
120km 75 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Andermatt Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,960m 9,711ft
Lowest Piste1,450m 4,757ft
Resort Altitude (Andermatt)1,440m 4,724ft
Max Vertical1,520m 4,987ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Andermatt
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Andermatt

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Location and Map

Where is Andermatt?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Uri.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Andermatt is Lugano, 75 minutes drive away.

Zurich, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Milan Malpensa, Sion, Berne, Milan Linate, St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Bergamo airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 17 ski lifts are able to uplift 4,100 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Andermatt open?

 Closes : April 14, 2024.

Usual opening is mid November (weekends from mid-Nov then full time in December), and usual closing is Early May ( ).

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Andermatt Piste Map

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