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Engelberg ski resort Titlis Xpress gondola ascends 1400m vertical.
Engelberg ski resort Titlis Xpress gondola ascends 1400m vertical.
Steep powder laden off piste is the order of the day at Engelberg.
Steep powder laden off piste is the order of the day at Engelberg.
The Titlis Rotair cable car ascends 600m vertical to Engelberg's 3028m top.
The Titlis Rotair cable car ascends 600m vertical to Engelberg's 3028m top.
Summit of Titlis (3239m) at Engelberg is heavily glaciated.
Summit of Titlis (3239m) at Engelberg is heavily glaciated.
The town of Engelberg is surrounded by spectacular mountains.
The town of Engelberg is surrounded by spectacular mountains.
Powder on the upper Steinberg glacier on Titlis at Engelberg.
Powder on the upper Steinberg glacier on Titlis at Engelberg.
Surveying the vast and challenging freeride terrain at Engelberg.
Surveying the vast and challenging freeride terrain at Engelberg.
Steinberg glacier, Engelberg ski resort.
Steinberg glacier, Engelberg ski resort.
Perfect place to end a gnarly descent at Engelberg, the Iglu bar.
Perfect place to end a gnarly descent at Engelberg, the Iglu bar.
Iglu bar has a sensational interior. An Engelberg 'must do'.
Iglu bar has a sensational interior. An Engelberg 'must do'.
Jochpass chair serves some of the excellent Engelberg piste trails.
Jochpass chair serves some of the excellent Engelberg piste trails.
Engelberg piste trails have great snow and are super fun.
Engelberg piste trails have great snow and are super fun.
Engelberg has a massive array of non ski activities including the Cliff Walk.
Engelberg has a massive array of non ski activities including the Cliff Walk.
Engelberg has all the services, facilities & activities for a great winter holiday.
Engelberg has all the services, facilities & activities for a great winter holiday.
Ski powder at Engelberg.
Ski powder at Engelberg.
The Laub is one of Engelberg's signature, epic, off piste descents.
The Laub is one of Engelberg's signature, epic, off piste descents.
The hotel at Jochpass is one of the best Engelberg ski in / ski out lodgings.
The hotel at Jochpass is one of the best Engelberg ski in / ski out lodgings.
The ice cave is a fascinating walk through the glacier at Engelberg ski resort.
The ice cave is a fascinating walk through the glacier at Engelberg ski resort.
The Chalet is Engelberg's premier apres ski location.
The Chalet is Engelberg's premier apres ski location.
Ski Engelberg.
Ski Engelberg.

Engelberg

Engelberg Ski Resort Switzerland

Engelberg Switzerland is one of the top powder and freeride destinations in the world.  In the shadows of Titlis, Engelberg ski resort is renowned for freak storms pewking heaps of fresh snow, gnarly descents of up to 2000 metres vertical and easy accessibility from Zurich (and other major cities) by train. It is definitely on the Powderhounds bucket list, make sure you put it on yours as well.

More information about Engelberg ski resort is coming soon. The Powderhounds ticked Engelberg off the bucket list in February 2018, stay tuned for our photos, review and insights. We can confirm that this mountain is indeed beautiful, fun and intimidating all at once.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Engelberg Ski Resort

Pros

  • Huge skiable vertical of 2000m;
  • World class freeride and powder skiing;
  • Deep, reliable & quality snowpack;
  • Quality piste trails for all levels;
  • Awesome views when the sun shines;
  • Full service town with everything one requires on a snow holiday;
  • Amazing range of non-ski activities in a spectacular setting.
  • Superb access by train and connections to Zurich airport.
  • Excellent value for what you get.

Cons

  • Topography means disjointed pistes and lifts;
  • Engelberg township has lost much its authentic feel;
  • Beginner terrain is disjointed from rest of the ski terrain;
  • Some piste trails are very busy (i.e. near Jochpass & Laubersgrat);
  • Intermediate skiers may get bored after a couple of days;

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • It is in Switzerland so things are a bit more expensive (but everything works!).

Where is Engelberg, Switzerland?

The Engelberg ski resort is located in central Switzerland is just 35km south of the beautiful city of Lucerne (Luzern). Zurich is only 85km north of Engelberg and is the main international gateway airport.

The Engelberg ski resort is connected to Lucerne, Zurich and the rest of Switzerland by the wonderful Swiss railway system. Trains to Engelberg from Lucerne take only 45min and leave every hour.

Nearby Ski Resorts

The family ski resort of Klewenalp is close by and can be a lovely location to warm up before skiing Engelberg, particularly on a powder day.

Engelberg Accommodation

The Engelberg ski resort has a delightful village of the same name at its base providing plentiful hotel, apartment and guesthouse lodging options. For something completely different three options up the mountain at Trübsee and higher at Jochpass provide the best ski in ski out accommodation in Engelberg. The Iglu-Dorf at Trübsee involves sleeping in igloos and whilst not for the faint hearted, is a wonderful ski lodging experience.  The bar at the Iglu-Dorf is sensational. Definitely the place to have a celebratory drink after an epic powder laden freeride route.

With the regular train from Lucerne taking only 45min, staying in this delightful city is a definite option when skiing Engelberg. Lake Lucerne is only 25min drive from Engelberg. Beautiful towns along its lakeshore such as Beckenried provide all services, great hotels and restaurants and offer an alternative to staying in Engelberg.

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Tours in or near Engelberg

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Engelberg - Adermatt Freeride Ski Tour DETAILS
GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
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USD 3,495
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Explore deep powder turns around Andermatt while skiing thousands of acres of off piste. With over 5,000' feet of vertical from the top of Gemsstock, our groups will have unforgettable days in the Alps. Then ride Engelberg - the freeride mecca of Switzerland with some of the biggest descents and best snow in the Alps.
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Backcountry Skiing Tours
Urner Hut Tour - The Skiers Haute Route DETAILS
GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
9 Days | 8 Nights | 7 Ski Days
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USD 3,495
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The Urner Hut Tour or otherwise known as “The Skier’s Haute Route” is one of the best ski tours in the Alps. The tour goes from Andermatt to Engelberg and has an emphasis on top-notch descents rather than the long traverses which are common on some other standard Haute Routes through the Alps.
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    Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,050 – 3,028 (1,978)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Lots ...... and lots!
  • Lifts (25)
    9 Gondolas / cable cars
    7 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    8:20am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 82km
    Longest run – Long
    Massive off-piste terrain
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Adult - CHF 65
    Child -CHF 26
    Child u/6yr - Free