27 May 2012

Time for Gemsstock to Move On

Gemsstock, located on the south side of Andermatt at up to 3000 metres above sea, is in desperate need of a revamp.

The ski lifts are dated and slow.

23 May 2012

The Plans for the Ski Area

Towards the end of 2010 the ski area master plan for the new resort was released. This plan shows all the new runs, lifts, and restaurants that will be built. The master plan has been modified at least twice but remains more or less the same.

The latest master plan.

22 May 2012

Are the Developments Really Worth It?

In 2004 Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris came to Andermatt with a new vision for the future. Andermatt, which was once a top resort, is a dying village. The atmosphere is no longer lively, people are leaving, and the ski slopes are dated. This vision is a new luxury resort, with plenty of 4-5* hotels and apartments, villas, and houses. The ski slopes are to be revamped, with all of the lifts being replaced, and a new 18 hole golf course is to be built.

A computer generated image of what the new village will look like.