The skiing around Andermatt is challenging and varied, but will the towns authentic, traditional Swiss vibe survive the large-scale redevelopment?
Before and after the second world war, the White Hare Ski Club organised for hundreds of Britons to travel by train to a small village in the Ursern Valley, two hours south of Zurich, to learn to ski. Among them, in 1958, was my then 19-year-old mum.
Andermatt was great value. The club magazine for that year, which mum still has, carries an advert for the Hotel Badus (still going strong today) which offered full board from 16 Swiss francs a day, then just over £1.