Last winter, Managing Editor Tyler Cohen traveled to Andermatt, Switzerland with an international group of magazine editors for a few days of product testing. After everyone left, he stuck around to get a broader feel for the region. Here's what he found.
For Tyler Cohen's full story on Andermatt, check out the December issue of Backcountry. Subscribe by November 19 to get the issue, or check it out on the iTunes Newsstand later this month.
The village of Andermatt at sunset with the Unteralpreuss River passing through. [Photo] Tyler Cohen
Andermatt by night. The cranes are part of the Saredi Project, the largest per-capital resort development in all of Europe right now. [Photo] Tyler Cohen
In many places in Switzerland, tram passes double as train tickets to get you back over mountain passes. [Photo] Tyler Cohen
Dan Loutrel ascending the southern apron of Winterstock, near Andermatt. [Photo] Tyler Cohen
The Alps to the north from the summit of Winterstock. Andermatt is behind the rocky ridge at right. [Photo] Tyler Cohen
Dan Loutrel wraps things up before descending from Winterstock. [Photo] Tyler Cohen
Winterstock (3,203 meters) and the unnamed couloir dropping from below the summit. [Photo] Tyler Cohen
Loutrel carves corn on the way back to Andermatt. [Photo] Tyler Cohen