Sustainably to Central Switzerland’s most modern ski resort
December 13, 2021
Sustainability is a priority for Andermatt Swiss Alps. With the initiative Andermatt Responsible, the Group has committed itself to continually reducing its carbon footprint, among other things. For that reason, the company is offering a number of attractive options for travelling to the area in a climate-friendly manner by train or bus, as well as for getting around town following arrival. That way, guests have maximum flexibility even without their own vehicle.
The choice of transportation has a great impact on a holiday’s greenhouse gas balance.* The best performers for travelling to and from the area are trains and buses. Therefore, Andermatt Swiss Alps offers guests a wide range of affordable, sustainable mobility products for their winter stay in the region.
Treno Gottardo “Winterhit”
The Treno Gottardo travels from Zurich, Basel, Lucerne and Locarno to Göschenen, where the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway will then take riders to Andermatt in just 10 minutes. The special “Winterhit” ticket includes round-trip travel on these routes, as well as a one-day ticket for the ski area Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis. The Winterhit ticket also provides additional benefits, like reduced rental prices for ski equipment at Sportshop Gleis 0 in Andermatt, a discount on lodging at the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, and free luggage transport from the sports shop in the railway station underpass to the Radisson Hotel. The Treno Gottardo Winterhit ticket can be purchased for as little as CHF 59 for adults with the SBB Half Fare Travelcard and a half-price pass for Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis.
With SBB’s winter sport packages, guests benefit from a discount on 1-, 2- and 6-day ski passes for Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis and on ski rentals at select Intersport Rent shops. Travel to the area is included, and the ticket can be loaded on the SwissPass. That way, it's straight from the train to the slopes.
With the Twerenbold SkiExpress and the Auto AG Uri express coach, travellers from Central Switzerland, Northwestern Switzerland and Zurich and the region can reach the Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis ski area quickly and comfortably. Ski tickets are included in the price and are handed out on the coach. That way, it’s straight from the coach stops at the valley stations directly to the cableways turnstile. Round-trip travel with the SkiExpress, including a one-day ticket for the Andermatt+Sedrun+Disentis ski area, costs CHF 74 for adults and CHF 44 for children. Round-trip travel with the express coach (Schnellbus), including a one-day ticket, costs CHF 74 for adults or, with the SBB Half Fare Travelcard, just CHF 60.
Unlimited mobility thanks to free village buses and on-demand ride service
Guests in the Urseren Valley can feel free to leave their vehicle at home. In winter, a free village bus makes stops at the railway station and several locations in Andermatt, as well as at the valley stations of the Gütsch Express and Gemsstock gondolas, the cross-country ski trail next to the Nordic House, and the village of Hospental. Also, the ride service mybuxi offers flexibility at affordable prices. The electric cars, which operate using green power, can be reserved using the app, and they service virtual stops in the Andermatt region, going as far as Realp, Hospental and Wasen. Members of the GotthardMemberClub will receive a 25% discount on the price of the ride by showing their season pass.
Matterhorn Gotthard Railway – expanded service
The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway is expanding its service in the Urseren Valley. Following the schedule change on December 12, additional trains are running between Göschenen and Andermatt, Andermatt and Realp and to Disentis. In addition, there are direct trains from Göschenen to Realp, meaning the municipalities of Realp and Hospental have in some cases half-hourly service.
With Andermatt Responsible, Andermatt Swiss Alps is promoting climate-friendly, sustainable tourism in the region. The aim of the campaign is to facilitate tourism operations in a way that preserves resources. The commitment that Andermatt Swiss Alps is making to the environment, society and the economy can be seen on the websites of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, The Chedi Andermatt hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen and the Andermatt Swiss Alps Golf Course.
* Source: Environment Agency Austria (2018), Treibhausgas-Bilanz unterschiedlicher Urlaubstypen.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, with registered office in Andermatt, plans, builds, and develops the year-round destination of Andermatt. In 2009 Andermatt Reuss came into being, with apartment buildings, hotels, and chalets. The Andermatt Swiss Alps Group also owns Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG with its cableways, the catering brand Mountain Food, the Swiss Snowsports School Andermatt, an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, and the Andermatt Concert Hall. With the hotels, the sports infrastructure, the wide range of events on offer, and the properties, Andermatt Swiss Alps is pursuing the vision of becoming the “prime Alpine destination”. In doing so, it is committed to an intact environment and a sustainable future that will enable coming generations to have an extraordinary home. During high season, the Andermatt Swiss Alps Group has more than 1,000 employees working at the locations in Altdorf, Andermatt and Sedrun.