On the verge of a billiondollar development, this Swiss secret is about to go big-time.
Switzerland’s Glacier Express might be both the world’s most scenic ski train and its most rewarding. At one terminus lies sun-kissed St. Moritz, with its immaculate pistes and infusion of ritz. At the other lies iconic Zermatt, a car-free cosmopolitan ski resort with Old Swiss flavor at the foot of the Matterhorn. In between sprawls 180 miles of the Swiss Alps—dreamy villages, spiral train tunnels and precipitous railway viaducts. Not bad, as ski trains go. But for passionate skiers, yet another prize lurks along the route: little-known, snow-rich Andermatt.