Andermatt has received its first dusting of snowfall and is preparing to open for early-season skiers at weekends from Nov. 13.
The Andermatt-Gemsstock ski area (1444-2963m) is set to open weekends-only from Nov. 13 and everyday from Dec. 18. It offers 75 kilometres of skiing accessed via a gondola, chairlifts, and draglifts; a day's lift ticket is CHF55 (€41.5)
The Sedrun-Oberalp ski area (1450-2350m) will also open at weekends from Nov. 27 and everyday from Dec. 18. It offers 50 kilometres of skiing accessed by chairs and draglifts; a day's lift ticket is CHF49 (€37)
The Nätschen/Gütsch ski area (1444-2344m) and the Realp ski area (1538-2680m) both open a little later: Dec. 4 for weekends and the peak season starts Dec. 18.
The individual ski areas of Andermatt make up the combined Gotthard Oberalp Skiarena with 125 kilometres of pistes linked by 20 lift systems. It also features three snowparks, two toboggan runs, 152 kilometres of prepared cross-country ski trails, and 86 kilometres of winter hiking paths.
The unpoiled, charming town of Andermatt is favoured by expert skiers looking for steep, deep powder with plenty of space to stretch their legs. The nearest airports to the resort are Basel and Zurich, both approximately 1.5 hours away.