Adventure and Excitement

Recreational Pursuits

A true alpine playground with guaranteed snowfall and precarious peaks make Andermatt one of Europe’s finest winter sports destinations. A cable car takes skiers and snowboarders in two stages up Gemsstock Mountain to nearly 3,000 metres. Wide-open slopes and seriously deep powder here will test and delight experienced skiers and snowboarders alike while more leisurely slopes curve along the Gurschenalp and run gently down Nätschen Mountain.

When temperatures rise in summer time, the Urseren Valley becomes an outdoor lover’s paradise of alpine walks and mountain treks as well as opening up challenging terrain for mountain bikers and touring cyclists. Along the way expect captivating panoramas of peaks and valleys with stunning glaciers cropping up in between.

Try an eco-friendly Alpmobil or an electric chargeable E-Bike to explore in silent, environmental splendor. Cross Devil’s Bridge to enter a dark and wet tunnel leading out to Schöllenen Gorge, sure to awe even the most jaded among us. Serious daredevils will have fun feeling their heart beat faster in summertime as they navigate Via Ferrata Diavolo, a scenic and very secure fixed rope route high above the Schöllenen Valley. Less harrowing but no less jawdropping, the Gotthard line at Göschenen station climbs steeply up to Andermatt. Or head to Realp on the nostalgic Furka steam railway. Travel back in time by booking well in advance for a private ride over Gotthard Pass on a traditional post coach drawn by a five-horse team.

For golf lovers, the 18-hole Andermatt Swiss Alps Golf Course has been harmoniously adapted to the alpine terrain. Fishing is another local summer pleasure. For our guests who wish to cast a line, The Chedi Andermatt can secure the appropriate permits.

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