Andermatt is one of Switzerland’s oldest and most picturesque villages, surrounded by the naturally stunning, year-round beauty of the Swiss Alps. Often known as the diamond in the Swiss Alps, Andermatt has seen huge investment in the ski area, village and hotel accommodation over the past few seasons, now renewed with brand new luxury hotels, high quality restaurants and bars and ski modern lifts that include links to Sedrun and Disentis.
Andermatt is part of Central Switzerland’s largest ski domain with a linked ski area of 180km between Andermatt, Sedrun and Disentis. New lifts and restored infrasturcture have formed part of the wider CHF 1.8 billion investment in Andermatt that has transformed the resort, vastly increasing and improving the access to skiing. There are a wide variety of slopes on offer that ensures skiing in Andermatt is suitable for all ability levels. The Gemsstock mountain offers steep descents for advanced skiers and is home to some of the world’s finest off piste. The new lifts and link to Sedrun have opened up some great cruising terrain for intermediates and it is possible to ski to the far end of Sedrun on well-groomed reds. Beginners are also well catered for thanks to a good, sunny beginner zone at Natschen with plenty of opportunities to ski wide open blues that allow for good progression.
ACTIVITIES AND GASTRONOMY
We have hand-picked some of our favourite things to do and places to eat from our extensive experience in Andermatt. Our Client Concierge team will be happy to make reservations and give additional recommendations for you. You’ll find our top picks below.
Why not spend a day relaxing and recharging your batteries at the Chedi’s beautiful spa and take advantage of several baths and saunas or enjoy a treatment in one of their ten spa suites. There’s also an impressive 35-metre pool with a glass roof so you can marvel at the snowy surroundings while you relax.
A beautiful mountain restaurant, with breathtaking views of the snowy landscape and classic, alpine decor, it’s the ideal spot for lunch. Whether you’re looking for a light afternoon snack or a traditional mountain fondue it’s perfect after a day on the slopes.
There’s plenty of outdoor activities for you to enjoy too, including a range of toboggan runs that will be sure to provide entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy one of the many runs while taking in breathtaking views of Andermatt.
With four show kitchens serving Asian and European cuisine, you will be able to watch the showcase of your food being prepared before your eyes. Its elegant and luxury design will create a unique and unforgettable dining experience.
When it’s time for parents to head out onto the slopes there’s nowhere better to leave your little ones than in our pb crèches. You’ll be free to explore your resorts full potential safe in the knowledge that your babies and toddlers are happy and having buckets of fun.
Our unique Yeti Primer programme is the ultimate introduction to skiing for 3-4 year olds. We combine fun morning sessions on the nursery slopes with afternoons enjoying activities on the snow and in our pb crèche to create the perfect balance between time on skis and time to play.
Our unique Yeti programme for 4-9 year olds is the ultimate introduction to skiing with the best child to adult ratios available on the mountain. With our qualified ski instructors and dedicated Yeti Assistants accompanying our groups on the slopes we’re able to provide a seamless supervised programme from the moment the kids leave the boot room.
SnoZone is adrenaline-fuelled and full of non-stop action! Our unique programme for 10 to 14 year olds welcomes kids who can ski confidently on red runs who want to challenge themselves by developing new skills, learning new tricks, and taking their skiing to the next level.
New for winter 2023 Powder Byrne launched its Teenage Guiding programme. The programme offers teenagers and young adults, from the ages of 16 – 19 years a professional guiding experience lead by a qualified ski guide in the area. The group will be shown the best ski routes for the conditions each day and taken to the best lunch spots to suit the group’s requirements. The programme is designed for teenagers and young adults who no longer require traditional ski school but would like the opportunity to ski the best areas in the mountain in a social group of like-minded people. The programme continues off the mountain with two organised social evening events.
Ski Programmes for Adults
ADULT SKI PROGRAMMES IN ANDERMATT
Our complimentary ski guiding service and other winter programmes for skiers and non-skiers are running in Andermatt during February half term and other selected peak weeks throughout the winter season.
Our on-piste ski guiding is perfect for competent blue run and more experienced skiers and offers our clients a sociable and relaxed way to enjoy the mountain. Our Ski Managers are all great skiers who know the terrain and how to ensure you get the most out of your skiing. They’ll show you around the ski area, advise you on the best runs, avoid annoying bottlenecks, and of course, secure the best tables for lunch.
If you require ski instruction during your stay in Andermatt, our Client Concierge team will pre-book and organise everything for you with our recommended Andermatt ski school. Our in-resort team during February half term will liaise with our ski school locally to ensure you are dropped off and picked up from your lessons by our shuttle service or meet up with your group for lunch on the mountain.
PERSONALISED SERVICE FROM OUR LOCAL TEAM
Our in-resort team will be based in Andermatt during the February half term week to ensure you make the most of your time on the slopes. Our team take care of all the little details so that you can focus on what’s important; enjoying your ski holiday.
Our resort managers are experienced team leaders who know how mountain resorts work and have great relationships with our partners and suppliers. They will oversee everything from the moment you arrive in the resort to the moment you leave at the end of your holiday.
Upon arrival in the resort you will be presented with your pre-booked ski passes, and our team will oversee your equipment rental requirements as swiftly as possible. We work with carefully selected rental shops in each of our resorts, ensuring you have the widest choice of skis and boots for all abilities.
All clients have access to our resort shuttle service, ensuring that you waste no time getting to and from the slopes. By evening, our drivers are available for shuttles around the resort to allow you to enjoy the range of restaurants and bars available.
Our complimentary ski guiding service is hosted by our ski managers, and although they are not instructors, they are great skiers who know the terrain and how to get the most out of your skiing experience. They’ll personally meet you at your boot room and show you around the ski area, advising on the best runs, avoiding any bottlenecks, and of course, securing the best tables for lunch.
For those who love to get away to the beautiful mountains and relax in alpine paradise but who prefer to keep their feet on terra firma rather than zooming down the slopes, we’ve introduced our Mountain Hosts to ensure that every moment of our guests’ holiday is packed with enjoyable experiences.
Client Concierge Service
OUR DEDICATED TEAM ARE HERE TO HELP
Our Client Concierge team work closely with our local partners in Andermatt to help you unlock the full of potential of this fantastic winter destination. Contact our team via the messaging service in your My PB App and they will ensure all of your arrangements are taken care of before you travel.
With an in-depth knowledge of all the finest restaurants and gastronomic experiences in and around our resorts, our client concierge team ensure you find the right dining options for you and your family, no matter the destination.
Whether you’re looking for heli-skiing, an advanced off-piste guide or a day of ski touring, we’ve got you covered. Even if you’re not sure what you’re looking for we can suggest a great range of fun and exciting skiing experiences to suit your ability and appetite for adventure.
After a tiring day of skiing, you’ll need only the best spa and wellness facilities to help you relax. If you’re looking for a hotel with the best spa, a personal masseur or even just a quiet space, we’ll have all the perfect options and recommendations for you with transport at the ready to ensure you’re well rested and relaxed.
Our babysitting service is available in the evenings to ensure you’re able to have a romantic meal for two or even just enjoy the town at night without worrying about bedtimes! Our team are always on hand to book a babysitter either before you travel or during your stay.
Whether you’re taking a break from skiing or just fancy a change of pace our client concierge team will always keep you entertained. From sledge hire, to ice skating and even paragliding, we have all the right connections to ensure there’s never a dull moment on your ski holiday and to keep you well entertained from start to finish!
OUR HAND-PICKED ACCOMMODATION
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“We have had a phenomenal ski holiday thanks to the PB team and incredible service and attention provided. Nothing was too much trouble – we’ve been spoilt beyond belief. Every person has been an absolute joy to coordinate with. We’ve simply had the best time! You can’t improve – you’re simply the best.”
Andermatt – Client Concierge 2023
“What a fabulous holiday. PB’s attention to detail and removing all the aggravation of a ski holiday was superb. Their client concierge team was a pleasure to deal with and we really appreciated all of their help pre-booking our ski equipment, restaurants and activities.“
Andermatt – New Year 2022
“Nothing was too much trouble and every request was met with a ‘can-do’ attitude. This was our first Powder Byrne holiday and we are already making plans for our next!”
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