With more than 180 kilometres of pistes and 33 ski lifts, winter in Andermatt packs a punch: From December to April, it has the region firmly in its grip. Deep snow cover on the slopes and the woods turn the Urseren Valley into a mystic-seeming landscape. During this time of year up here, everything is directed toward winter sports enthusiasts. Skiers, snowboarders, ski touring aficionados, snowshoe trekkers, freeriders, and cross-country skiers all find their spots, from the valley floor, to steep faces and all the way up to the high-alpine peaks. On Gemsstock, the ski season even lasts seven entire months: from November to May.
On Gütsch, there are two elite restaurants: The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt with one Michelin star and 14 Gault Millau points. It is believed to be the world’s highest situated award-winning Japanese restaurant. The gourmet restaurant Gütsch by Markus Neff also has a Michelin star, and with 16 Gault Millau points, it is the top-ranked mountain restaurant in Switzerland
Andermatt Swiss Alps builds are preferentially with natural materials and always in accordance with the Minergie standard. The company puts emphasis on the responsible treatment of resources and a sustainable economy. The entire village quarter of Andermatt Ruess is a car free zone and it is the first ski resort to put a hybrid snow groomer into operation.
The Reuss river flows along the edge of the golf course in Andermatt. Mother Nature has put her stamp on the 18-hole, par-72 championship course and made it unique: Here you have to live with the wind that blows on many afternoon. The reward for this is the view of the rough granite faces and colourful mountain flowers. Renowned golf course architect Kurt Rossknecht, embedded the 6,340-metre-long course harmoniously in the alpine landscape. The Andermatt Swiss Alps Golf Course features 52 different water elements, 44 types of butterflies, and 24 types of birds.