Friday, 3 February 2017

Andermatt is back on the map !

Andermatt is 1,437m above sea level and has a population of around 1,390 however it's not been a popular place for the British skiers since the eighties.

 With it being a great place for off-piste & free-riding it's now getting popular again with the Brits, and with the brand new five-star Chedi Hotel it's only going to get busier! With billionaire developer Samih Sawiris planning to build six more hotels and 500 apartments. 

 This development has brought new lifts too with one six-seater chair opening up more black runs on Gemsstock below Gurschenalp, and a whole series of slopes linking Andermatt's smaller sector, Nätschen-Gütsch, to Sedrun, 15km away to the east, and previously linked by train. The final lift will be completed for the 2018/19 season.
And a two stop cable car takes you to the top of Gemsstock, at 2,963 it's a steep, north facing 3.5km red run, not for the faint hearted.