Andermatt (1,444 m above sea level) is located in the heart of Switzerland and is also surrounded by eight alpine passes, offering the most remarkable touring opportunities in the world. Visitors may experience the rich history of the Schöllenen Gorge, the Devil's Bridge and the Suvorov monument. Andermatt is an ideal starting point to explore the St. Gotthard region. It is currently being developed into an attractive year-round destination.
The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun is growing
The new SkiArena not only combines two ski areas (up to 2,961 m above sea level), but also connects two languages, two cultures and two cantons. The new SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun is the largest ski resort in Central Switzerland, and one of the most attractive in the country due to its versatility and dependable snow conditions between November and May.
Off the slopes
You can leave the daily routine behind on 78 km of winter hiking trails, about 100 km of snowshoe trails and three toboggan runs. In Urserntal and Sedrun there are 40 km of classic and skating cross-country skiing trails. The Urserntal valley is thus the ideal venue for the cross-country competitions at the Winter Universiade. Après-ski trains are again running between Andermatt and Disentis.
The small town of Realp is the last community before the Furka pass. Nevertheless, for its size Realp has much to offer. The golf course in Realp is the ‘most alpine‘ to be found anywhere: a round of golf in this unique setting is an unforgettable experience. The historic Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway starts its journey here. In winter there is a ski lift to slopes for children and beginners, and a trail for cross-country skiing at night. In addition, the pass road becomes an exciting piste for sleds and FatBikes. Realp is the starting point for numerous ski tours and for hiking tours in summer, for example to the Albert-Heim, Rotondo and Sidelenhütte ski lodges. A total of 16 ski lodges may be found within a small area in the holiday region of Andermatt.