Overall Rating

Engelberg

Engelberg4/54
Engelberg4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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  • Would Revisit
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  • Vertical (m)
    1,050m – 3,028m (1,978m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    10m
  • Lifts (25)
    9 Gondolas / cable cars
    7 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Lat Oct to early May
    8:20am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 82km
    Longest run – 9km
    Advanced - 17%
    Intermediate - 55%
    Beginner - 28%
    Massive advanced off piste terrain
  • Lift Pass Price (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - CHF 65
    Child -CHF 26
    Child u/6yr - Free
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Engelberg - Reviews

Engelberg - Reviews

Big Bad Ass Engelberg

Kashmir Survivalist03/04/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February

Big Bad Ass Engelberg

Kashmir Survivalist03/04/2018
Big, bad ass Engelberg. This is a monster of a hill with some truly scary terrain. For those of us used to a nanny state level of warnings such as don't ski here or you'll die. Be warned, there are some serious opportunities to ski off a cliff or cornice. and do indeed that.....

Warnings aside, Engelberg has great fall line skiing and steeps. We discovered some deep wind blown powder stashes off piste.

Visit the iglubar for a unique bar experience.

World class big mountain skiing.

Powderhounds Europe25/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February

World class big mountain skiing.

Powderhounds Europe25/03/2018
Engelberg is 'world class big mountain skiing' in the truest sense of the words. A 2000m skiable vertical is imposing enough........... and then you ski it. The off piste freeride terrain is super intimidating at first. Crevassess and avalanche danger are ever present, even on the more popular routes (i.e. Laub). If intending to tackle the off piste, Engelberg is best sampled at first with a guide.

Regardless of where you ride, we found the snow quality to be excellent on and off piste, and for what you get, Engelberg is excellent value for money. Engelberg is one of Europe's most snow sure ski resorts with deep bases of 4m+ well into April and May.

For those not interested in chasing powder, Engelberg's topography means it has an awkward and disjointed arrangement of lifts and piste trails. After half a day it makes enough sense to provide even new skiers with a sense of adventure as trails wind down valleys to the base. The beginner areas are somewhat cut off from the rest of the terrain up higher. The best area for beginners isn't even in the main resort, but near the town on a sunny slope above the historic Kloster in the ski area called Brunni.

For those not interested in skiing at all, Engelberg is one of the world's best ski resorts to visit - ironic! The stupendous cable car ride on the Rotair over the Steinberg glacier and up to Klein Titlis at 3028m, then has the added attractions of a cliff walk on a suspension bridge, and ice walk through the glacier, wonderful views, paragliding and a nice restaurant. Lower down the mountain, sledding trails, winter walking trails, snowmobiles and snow tubing (to name a few) will keep you busy.

The town of Engelberg is quite large and like Davos and St Moritz, has lost most of its authentic Swiss village feel. Some pretty remnants remain though, notably the Kloster, but its saving grace is the location surrounded on all sides by spectacular mountain peaks. That quibble aside, the town has every service and lodging type one will ever need on a snow holiday. Engelberg also has the advantage of a train line which terminates in the heart of the town making travel to the ski resort from all the major Swiss cities and airports easy.

For a Swiss ski resort, Engelberg is better than most when it comes to après ski. The Iglu bar up on the mountain near Trübsee is sensational, the Chalet at the lift base a local standard and the Core Irish bar in the town centre excellent.

Engelberg is a ski resort that all skiers need to experience at least once. When are you going?

We are of the view that once is not enough and will return in 2019.

Engelberg - outside the ordinary.

Wendy24/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February

Engelberg - outside the ordinary.

Wendy24/03/2018
Engelberg is overwhelming, but in a good way. Going straight to the top is intimidating (unless you have nerves of steel), yet somehow there is a way to ski down. There is super steep, challenging terrain that makes you want to go back and keep skiing until it becomes the norm and you can conquer the belly butterflies. The snow quality is excellent. The variety of descent options is amazing and the non skiing activitess are too many to list. WOW.

Titlis

Steeve04/01/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    March

Titlis

Steeve04/01/2017
One of the best!