Last weekend we headed up into the mountains — for something fun to do and because my Mother loves snow. Stefan and I skiied Saturday and Sunday at Gemsstock and Mom and Mufasa went for long walks and hung out in the cute, overpriced little town of Andermatt.
Hmmm… in terms of reviews: I LOVE that Andermatt is so close. We were checked into the hotel and all set up within an hour and a half of leaving home. Wow! Wow! Wow! Made me wonder why I hadn’t been skiing there frequently all these years (there was no traffic at the Gotthard Tunnel, and that can sometimes hold you up for hours).
On the other hand, I found the town overpriced for what it is… and that goes for the hotel rooms (and we checked out both of the hotels shown above), the food (we ate at both) and the ski passes. We paid an outrageous sum at the 3 Koenige Hotel… more than just about anywhere I’ve stayed in the last year… and then they wanted to charge us to go into the sauna area! I’m not a huge price shopper, as you may have guessed from this blog, but I do like to get good value for my money… and the way we did it (renting skis, staying in a hotel, etc.) wasn’t that.
Next time I would rent a little apartment. The adorable town is very small and full of little vacation rentals. We’re also going to check out Sedrun… another nearby ski area… and I’ve got my eye on sale prices for Volkl Luna skis. 156 cm. You can be sure we’ll be back in Andermatt…