Nominated by Martin
Ease of access 7/10
Fly to Zurich then super efficient Swiss trains whisk you there in 2.5 hours.
Sense of scale and epicness 9/10
Off the scale! The Gemstock is my desert island lift, with superb freeride terrain of all aspects and gradients.
Variety and quality of the pistes 6/10
The main event is steep – really steep. You don’t come here for the pistes. But people often overlook Andermatt’s sunny side over in Nätschen.
Off-piste potential 10/10
Every appetite is catered for. Ski as far as you like in any direction, and there will be a train to whisk you home once the snow runs out.
Hell yeah! But don’t expect to throw too many laps of the same run.
On-hill grub 5/10
Too busy salivating over the next run to eat anything but powder…
Après scene 6/10
Start off with a glass of something chilled in the River House bar.
Base suitability 7/10
The perfect base for an intoxicating mix of day tours and great huts, all linked by train. Start of many tours, including the classic Tour de Soleil.
Family friendly? 7/10
Better than you would imagine. The lift pass covers a huge area and is well worth checking out – all linked by bus and train.
RANK: Joint 12th