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Andermatt Ski Resort Guide

Andermatt, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Andermatt Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length101km63 miles
Highest Lift2,960m9,711ft
Resort Height1,440m4,724ft
 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.

Andermatt Summary

The Swiss ski resort of Andermatt is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,440m4,724ft, with 101km63 miles of marked runs.

Andermatt is part of the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun area with access to 120km75 miles of downhill skiing, with 65 marked pistes, served by a total of 22 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Andermatt itself (101km63 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 2,960m9,711ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Snowboarding in Andermatt

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

Andermatt Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Andermatt?

The next notable snow forecast for Andermatt is 114cm45in, expected on 25 September.

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Ski Area Stats

Andermatt Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Andermatt
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
29km18 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
50km31 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
50km31 miles
Total Length
101km63 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
20km12 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun
Number of runs
Total Length
120km75 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Andermatt Altitudes

Andermatt Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Andermatt
Highest Lift2,960m9,711ft
Lowest Piste1,450m4,757ft
Resort Altitude (Andermatt)1,440m4,724ft
Max Vertical1,520m4,987ft

Andermatt Rated

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Andermatt Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Andermatt is 5km3 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Gletscher Abfahrt'.

Skiing in Andermatt

Situated just north of the St Gotthard Pass and thus earning the nickname "crossroads of the alps", the "old town" is compact and pretty, and is now complemented by an extensive new purpose-built resort development, that stands apart from the village in its own space. The ski area is normally snowsure, with skiing for good skiers served by lifts up to almost 3,000 metres altitude on the Gemsstock mountain.

The immediate skiing area, above Andermatt itself, is divided into two distinct areas...

The Gemsstock is a freeride paradise with a 2-stage gondola accessing a handful of Red and Black pistes and an extensive expanse of off-piste terrain with generally north-facing slopes that catch and keep the often abundant snow-falls that bless the area.

From the other side of town, the "Gütsch-Express" gives fast access to the varied mix of slopes on the "sunny side" of the valley - including the MATTI Kids-Arena. New lifts (completed in 2018) take skiers into the next valley, via the Schneehüenerstock, and beyond to the village of Sedrun. Alternative access is provided by the Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway that runs between the villages, allowing skiers and boarders to catch their breath, take in the view and even enjoy a unique Apres Ski Bar carriage.

In addition to downhill ski runs, there are a number of cross-country ski routes near the villages. Winter hiking and snowshoe routes are also marked out, together with sledging trails.

Nearly 20 restaurants and bars grace the slopes, providing high-quality snacks and meals under the Mountain Food brand.

We've been here! J2Ski visited Andermatt in January 2019 and you can see what we thought here in our Andermatt Trip Report.

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

Location and Map

Where is Andermatt?

Andermatt is in the Swiss Alps in Switzerland.

Map of Andermatt

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How to get to Andermatt

 By Air

The nearest airports to Andermatt are Lugano, Zurich and Basel. There are 10 airports within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

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

Andermatt Season Dates

When is Andermatt open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Andermatt.

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

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Andermatt.

Andermatt Piste Map

Andermatt Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Andermatt, but they may include any or all of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.

Visit the Andermatt Tourist Office for the latest.

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