Off-piste in Andermatt ©Andermatt-Urserntal Tourism
Surrounded by eight alpine passes, the Andermatt holiday region is the largest ski area in Central Switzerland, offering winter sports enthusiasts some 120km of varied pistes as well as cross-country skiing trails, winter hiking trails, snowshoe trails and many other winter activities.
The region comprises the six municipalities of Hospental, Realp, Göschenen, Wassen and Gurtnellen, as well as Andermatt itself, the region’s largest village (1,444m), 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 area.
Andermatt’s magnificent mountain setting and its plethora of hotels, restaurants and sports outlets make it a great base to explore the region year-round, and there are more facilities currently under development including chalets, apartments and a new golf course. In summer there are countless mountain lakes, small glaciers, side valleys and mountain passes for exploration on foot or by bicycle. The region is also noted for its cultural diversity and well-documented history, with highlights including the celebrated Devil’s Bridge, which once enabled travellers to cross the Gotthard Pass and the Urnerloch, one of the first tunnels to be built in the Alps.