In this article, we will introduce you to the Engelberg-Titlis resort, the ski area, the activities and the best places to stay, hire equipment, take lessons…
The Engelberg ski resort sits at 1,050 metres altitude and is surrounded by a magnificent natural landscape in the heart of central Switzerland. From Engelberg, four cable cars transport you to the slope of your choice in a few short minutes. The Titlis ski area features a glacier at over 3,000 metres altitude and offers excellent ski conditions from October to May. The Brünni ski area is also a popular choice, as well as the small Fürenalp ski area.
Engelberg has something fun for everyone with its snow parks for snowboarders, toboggan runs, challenging, virgin slopes for freeride lovers and a beautiful Nordic ski area. You’ll have your hands full during the day before the night-life comes alive at the resort.
Presentation of the ski area
- Ski period: October to May
- Number of ski runs: The Engelberg ski areahas a total of 82km of ski runs.
- Ski passes: Titlis
- Snow cover: snow cannons can service up to 33km of ski runs.
Different activities are available to you
- Alpine skiing and Snowboarding:
82kms of runs – the longest descent stretches 12 kilometres with a 2,000-metre descent.
- Cross-country skiing:
The Gerschnialp cross-country run is 8kms long and extends from 1,262 to 1,300 metres altitude. This route caters for both classic and skate cross-country skiing, the choice is yours! Open every day from December to March.
- Snow park:
At the Titlis ski resort, there is a large air cushion called the “Air2Bag” at Jochpass and a small snow park at Untertrübsee.
The Air2Bag is a special air cushion for practicing all freestyle sports. It is approximately 15X15 metres wide and is ideal for beginners and professionals alike.
The small snow park is located at the Untertrübsee T-bar lift and offers an easy line with kickers, rails and boxes as well as a wave run.
- Freeride: The “Big 5” for the freeride freaks
At Engelberg, five freeride itineraries guarantee endless adventure – with the bonus of the safety and personalised experience with a mountain guide.
It’s no surprise that Engelberg is treasured by freeriders the world over – it boasts 10,000 metres of altitude variation, five sublime descents, a winter season that lasts seven months and optimal snow cover. Explore the terrain with an experienced guide and unlock the secrets of this wild snowsports paradise. After you’ve tasted the adventure of the “Big Five”, head to Geny Hess’ cellar, a freeride pioneer. Good Swiss wine and delicious appetizers are a perfect finish to the day. For more information go to: Big 5
- Titlis Cliff Walk
The Titlis Xpress and the Titlis Rotair, a revolving cable car, transport you from Engelberg to the summit station at 3,020 metres altitude in around 30 minutes. There you will find the glacier and the Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe.
For the children:
On top of the activities listed above, there are several spaces designed specifically for children.
- Globis Winterland and Klostermatte Kinderland
At Engelberg, the Brunni ski area has two snow gardens. Globis Winterland and Klostermatte Kinderland are perfect for young children.
- “Schweizer Skischule Engelberg”
At Gerschnialp, you can enjoy the snow garden belonging to the ski school “Schweizer Skischule Engelberg”. You can access it from the top station at Gerschnialp and take the private shuttle bus at the Gasthaus Gerschnialp.
- Rutschpark Trübsee (Snow park)
At the Rutschpark Trübsee, you can slide downhill on a snowtube. The top station at Trübsee has a snow park with a snowtube run as well as a playground.
Enjoy the après-ski directly at the bottom of the runs. Soak up the good vibes in the Chalet at the end of the day. The friendly chalet is open every day from 3 p.m. during winter. On Friday and Saturday nights try your hand at night-time tobogganing before tucking into a fondue.
For a perfect day’s skiing:
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Organise your trip:
- Accommodation: go to the Engelberg Tourism office website
- Ski gear hire: The MySkirent community can help you
- Getting to Engelberg: Itinerary
- Where to get ski lessons?
For ski touring and off-piste skiing: Engelberg mountain guide
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