Andermatt is a Swiss-German speaking village in the center of the Swiss Alps. It is the cross-over point of two main valleys in the Alps, and is just over 1444 metres above sea level. Andermatt is in the Canton of Uri.
Andermatt is a great place to ski. It has three main skiing mountain combinations closely surrounding it, called Nätschen, Gemsstock and Sedrun/Oberalp. It takes just under 20 minutes to get to Oberalp by train, as there is no direct ski run between the mountains yet. The skiing difficulty of Andermatt is a wide veriety. It has plenty of blue runs for beginners, red runs for the intermediates - great for getting beginners up to the next level - and plenty of black runs for the experts.
In Andermatt, there are several winter sport shops, from which gear can be rented out. There are two rivers meeting at Andermatt. On the south side of the village is a cable car that goes up to Gemsstock. On the north-east side of the village there is a 2x chairlift to go up to Nätschen. On the north side of the village there is a Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn railway station.
On the north side of the village, there is a new part of Andermatt being constructed by Orascom Hotels and Developments. The new part many luxury 5 star hotels, and a big underground car park that will provide direct access into the new part of Andermatt and some of the buildings.