To meet your needs and ensure that you make the most of your days on the slopes, we got in touch with the locals.
Five questions to help you get the ultimate #perfectskimoment.
Nadia Sommer, a local from the Engelberg-Titlis ski resort, gives us some advice:
Which ski itinerary would you recommend for nature lovers?
The Engstlen slope is gentle and descends along the hills and valleys until you reach a two-person chairlift. It’s a relaxing ride to the “Engstlen-Lift” resort, and from there you can go as far as Jochpass. As the lift climbs, you can take in the stunning view of the surrounding mountains.
Engstlen is a favourite destination for many tourists and locals due to its gentle, captivating slope and the breathtaking views from the chairlift.
Which itinerary would you recommend for thrill seekers and adventurers?
Start with breakfast at the new tea room in the heart of the village.
Next, hire a sledge in Brunni, the southern side of Engelberg. You will discover another side of the mountain.
For lunch, you can sample a delicious meal at the Brunni mountain cabin.
After lunch, don’t forget to cross over to the Titlis side where you can enjoy 82 kms of ski runs and the various off-piste trails in Engelberg.
Don’t miss the panorama from Titlis (an impressive bridge walk along the peaks) and the glacier.
After you’ve finished skiing, you can head to Engelberg for après-ski. Some chalets have après-ski included.
There’s a wide variety of restaurants to choose from in Engelberg whenever hunger comes knocking. All the restaurants offer à la carte menus with dishes ranging from European to Asian cuisine.
The Alpenclub restaurant, which offers traditional Swiss dishes, is especially recommended. Engelberg also boasts a large variety of nightlife (a pub, a nightclub, and several bars such as Hoheneck) where both tourists and locals rub shoulders.
Which ski lifts allow for the longest descent?
One of the longest descents in this alpine region is the ski run from the summit of Mount Titlis to the village of Engelberg, It’s 12 kms long with a 2,000 metre descent and guaranteed snow.
When Mother Nature doesn’t provide enough natural snow, the slopes are powdered by snow cannons. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the summit of Mount Titlis via the Titlis Express and the Titlis Rotair from the bottom of the valley.
Where is the best place to have lunch?
– Bärghuis Jochpass – barley soup
– Panorama Restaurant Titlis – the best pizzeria
– Restaurant Untertrübsee – famous for its “Meringue”
Where is the best place to ski in the morning? And in the afternoon? To soak up as much sun as possible…
Engelberg has two skiable sides, the north and the south. (On a side note, Engelberg has its own coffee roaster which offers two distinct coffee types: “Sunny-side” and “Dark-side”).
The locals call the north side the dark side and the south side the sunny side.
You’ll find that there’s sun on both sides on a clear day.
In bad weather, you may be able to ski above the clouds and fog on the north side, due to the altitude.