Andermatt – a tradition for FSC for many many seasons and guaranteed fun for all fans of individual resorts. Certainly a trip you don’t want to miss! The small village, located in the heart of the Gotthard region, is one of the closest freeride areas to Frankfurt and offers some of the best off-piste terrain in the Alps. Andermatt has numerous back-country routes from the top of Gemsstock, over Guspis or Felsental down to Hospental, but also on the opposite side with the famous „giraffe“down to Unteralp for the properly equipped.
The famous “Russi run” offers steep slopes and untouched snow if you‘re lucky, and some hiking and walking to find those untouched lines if you’re more adventurous. The less adventurous will have the choice between the blue, red, and black runs of the Gemsstock side or those of the Gütsch/Nätschen side. This is also a chance to discover the skiing areas of Sedrun and Oberalppass, where the Gotthard-Bahn (local mountain train) can take you to in less than 30 minutes and that offer a great range of skiing for the inter-mediate. As usual we’ll be staying in the village at hotel Badus, where all lifts and the trains are in walking distance.
The village is small, but offers enough opportunities to relax after skiing, including a Sauna at the “3 Könige” and nice outdoor Après-Ski at the Spycher and Alte Apotheke. There is a very good chance to end the day dancing away in the local night pub ‘Pinte’.
Andermatt is still pure and wild. But it‘s not only us falling in love with it; it’s getting more and more famous, and with the new developments going on at the moment, better enjoy it before it gets overcrowded!