Andermatt Ski Resort
An Andermatt ski vacation is perfect for the adventurous skier or snowboarder on the hunt for a reasonably priced, down-to-earth Swiss experience, and challenging, snow-sure slopes. Andermatt offers namely modest, traditional chalets for lodging options and boasts a refreshingly laid-back dining and nightlife scene, which is punctuated by uber friendly locals. The village is charming and compact, perfect for perusing after a great day exploring Andermatt's sprawling 78 miles of terrain. If you're looking to escape the ritz and glitz that is now commonplace to many ski resorts, Andermatt provides the perfect haven.
Andermatt's 78 miles of terrain is usually uncrowded, the weekends can get somewhat crowded with Swiss weekenders, and lift lines are generally few—this is rare and valued experience in the Alps—which can see heavy crowds due to the many major cities nearby. Andermatt features two mountains: gentle Nätschen, perfect for intermediates, and the monstrous Gemsstock, which reaches an elevation of 9,700-plus feet. Gemsstock is where experts and powder-seekers will want to spend their time, since the mountain's north-facing bowl stays fresh and relatively untracked days after a storm, Advanced intermediates will also enjoy the red runs at Sedrun ski area, which is accessed via a 20-minute train over the Oberalpass and is included on the resort ticket.
Additionally, Engelberg-Titlis, which is also renowned as snow-sure resort with a relaxed vibe, is just an hour's drive from Andermatt making it an easy destination to tack on to your Switzerland ski vacation.