Epic Europe


Explore the Secret Valleys and Authentic Culture of Canton Uri

Once a favorite Belle-Epoque resort for bon vivants, Andermatt was taken over as the Swiss Army mountain training base during WWII, and her hotels and services dwindled as a result. But as of 2013, with a new investment and development of Switzerland’s newest 5-star resort, Andermatt has a new facelift, and has once again gained a reputation as a must-visit stop on the grand tour. One thing that never changed was the ski terrain, known throughout the cognoscenti as a throwback to the days before the resorts of the Alps were overrun with freeriders – offering big powder descents, zero liftlines, and immense terrain and potential for exploration.


Now the Chedi Andermatt, a part of an ambitious new development that will revitalize this sleepy town and bring it up to the 5-star standard of more renowned Swiss resorts, has opened in December 2013, and has put Andermatt back on the map for the luxury traveler. The development will continue into 2018, with new 4-star hotels, apartments and chalets, as well as a golf resort, revamped village center and commercial area completing the project.


There are other fantastic hotel options for all tastes, including the River House Boutique Hotel, one of our favorites in the Alps. Situated right in the center of the village, it’s a popular hangout for locals and guests alike, with Die Alt Apothek (the old pharmacy) bar and an excellent restaurant.


And Andermatt, receiving some of the heaviest snowfall in Switzerland, boasts the best conditions winter-long. When walking the cobblestone streets in a blizzard by night, this sleepy town feels like it did a century ago, the expectation of a big day tomorrow ever on the horizon. 

  • Amazing ski terrain offering big powder descents
  • Family friendly ski areas of Nätschen & Realp
  • New luxury 5* Chedi Andermatt & River House Boutique Hotel
  • Snow guaranted all winter long
  • On the route of Glacier Express
  • Great hiking and mountain biking terrain


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Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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