Andermatt Holidays

Just a few short years ago Andermatt could boast a meagre 13 runs and a very limited lift system, but some major recent investment means the town is likely to almost double in size in the next few years, with attendant luxury accommodation and a vastly improved ski network.

It's all a far cry from the chic little resort once frequented by Brits in the 30s, 40s and 50s, and they would barely recognise the place, except for the charming train ride from Zurich Airport (and the remaining wooded houses of the old centre). When the Brit invasion began to dwindle, the next tribe to descend on Andermatt were off-piste fiends (the resort retains a reputation for superb powder conditions and ski touring opportunities to this day). After this the resort fell into gentle obscurity, only famed for its army base and almost completely off the tourist radar. Fortunately this state of affairs attracted Egyptian gazillionaire Samih Sawiris and his extremely deep pockets, and the rest - as they sort of say - is history in the making.

Away from the town, what sets Andermatt apart are the extremely reliable snow conditions and the monumental 9,700ft Gemsstock peak, famed for its awe-inspiring panoramic views and world-renowned high altitude runs. Adventurous skiers come in search of the Bernhard-Russi-run and the famous off-piste 'Giraffe' and 'Geissberg' routes, while hikers and Nordic walkers aim to conquer Andermatt's seven mountain passes. Meanwhile those wanting to maintain a lower resting heart rate can explore the cobbled charm of the original village centre or hop on the Glacier Express through the dazzling Alpine landscape.

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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.