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Andermatt Information

Travel to Andermatt

The closest major airport to Andermatt is Zürich (2 hours by train) and then Milan (3 hours by train).
There is an underground train station in Zürich airport with half-hourly trains into Zürich (15 mins.) and then hourly fast trains south to Göschenen (towards Gotthard/Chiasso). Disembark at Göschenen then take the mountain cog train (the Furka Oberalp Bahn) up to Andermatt (15 mins.). A full price return train ticket Zürich - Andermatt costs approx. SFr. 90.-. A timetable can be found on the web at: http://europeforvisitors.com/switzaustria/articles/andermatt_train_schedule.htm

Andermatt the Village

It may not have the glitz of St. Moritz, or the massive lift network of Davos, but this resort in Central Switzerland is popular with hardcore skiers who prefer alpine excitement to disco action.

Andermatt is an attractive and charming 800 year old village with granite houses lining the dog-leg main street which runs from the railway station to the cable car stations. The village is located in the Gotthard Massif and is renowned for having a good snow record, receiving snow from the north, south and west. Andermatt is 1444m above sea level. It has 3 lift systems (Gemsstock, Hospental, Oberalppass situated in or near the village and a few kilometres to the east there is the ski resort of Disentis, which will give us plenty of uplift from which to start our touring.

The main ski lift, The Gemstock is a fantastic off-piste resort rivalling the Grandes Montets and La Grave for quality of terrain and quantity of powder snow.

The Oberalppass lifts give access to the skiing of Sedrun and Disentis. A two-stage cable car from the village serves the magnificent, varied (and usually empty) slopes of the Gemsstock.

Across the other side of the town are gentler slopes of Natschen/Gutsch area. Another ski area is available at Hospental along the valley.
Information about the ski resort can be found on the web at http://www.andermatt.ch

Hotel

Our meeting point is the Hotel Badus, a family-run hotel whose proprietor are the Danioth family. It has an excellent restaurant and is very popular with locals as well as visitors. We will meet at the Hotel Badus at 7.00pm on the course starting date for introduction and drinks, followed by an excellent 3 course meal.

Full Hotel details:

Hotel Restaurant Badus. [Family Walter Danioth] Gotthardstrasse 25, CH-6490 Andermatt.

Tel: (+41) 041 8871286 Web: http://www.hotelbadus.ch Email: info@hotelbadus.ch

The hotel is conveniently situated 5 minutes walk from the train station in Andermatt. It can be found by turning left on leaving the train station (facing out) and heading into town. It is on the left just before the main high street in Andermatt .A map of Andermatt and this hotel can be found at http://www.andermatt.ch/de/hotels-m478/

Andermatt Tourist Office

[Gotthard Tourismus]

Gotthardstrasse 2
CH-6490 Andermatt
Tel. +41 (0) 41 887 14 54
Email: info@andermatt.ch

Ski Lifts

The Oberalppass lifts give access to the skiing of Sedrun and Disentis. A two-stage cable car from the village serves the magnificent, varied (and usually empty) slopes of the Gemsstock. Across the other side of the town are gentler slopes of Natschen/Gutsch area. Another ski area is available at Hospental along the valley. It has 3 lift systems (Gemsstock, Hospental, Oberalppass situated in or near the village and a few kilometres to the east there is the ski resort of Disentis, which will give us plenty of uplift from which to start our touring.

Equipment Rental

There is an Intersport shop to rent skis which is just up the high street from the hotel. This is best done on the Sunday before the course meeting so that we can have an early start on Monday. Alpina Sport Gotthardstrasse 101, 6490 Andermatt Phone: +41(0)41 887 17 88 E-Mail: info@alpina-sport.ch


Another excellent ski rental shop can be found slightly further up the high street - Meyer Sport Familie Urs Portmann, GottardStrasse 6490, Andermatt, Switzerland. Email: meyer.sport@bluewin.ch Tel: 041 887 12 32