Engelberg

Engelberg

Overall Rating

Engelberg

Engelberg4/55
Engelberg4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
  • Recommend
    100%
  • Would Revisit
    100%
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    Engelberg Trail Map
  • Engelberg Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,050m - 3,028m (1,978m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    10m
  • Lifts (25)
    9 Gondolas / cable cars
    7 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Lat Oct to early May
    8:20am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 85km
    Longest run - 9km
    Advanced - 17%
    Intermediate - 55%
    Beginner - 28%
    Massive advanced off-piste terrain
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 21/22
    Destination Pass: valid on all Engelberg lifts (dynamic online lift pass pricing)
    Adult - CHF51 to 68
    Child - CHF20.50 to 27
    Child u/6yr - Free

    Trübsee Pass: valid on Titlis lower mountain lifts only
    Adult - CHF39
    Child - CHF16
    Child u/6yr - Free

    Brunni Pass: valid on Brunni-Klostermatte lifts only
    Adult - CHF44
    Child - CHF22
    Child u/6yr - Free
    Engelberg Big 5 Trail Map
  • Engelberg Big 5 Trail Map
    Titlis Ski Trail Map
  • Titlis Ski Trail Map
    Brunni Ski Trail Map
  • Brunni Ski Trail Map

Engelberg - Reviews

Engelberg - Reviews

Big Boy Mountain

13/01/2022

Sean

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy

Sean

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Big Boy Mountain

13/01/2022
Powder days at Engelberg are EPIC! This mountain has some serious big mountain freeride lines. I skied Engelberg in January 2022 during a storm that dumped 2 feet of light powder on the mountain. This was a pleasant surprise as there was very little snowfall in the actual village of Engelberg. While riding the gondola up it began dumping when we got to the mid mountain Trubsee station 1200m up. Visibility was a bit difficult but skiing off piste around the Jochpass chair was epic. Around lunchtime, the sky cleared and I was able to get two laps in on Sulz and then two runs on Laub which are two of the BIG5 freeride routes. It really doesn't get much better than skiing Laub in two feet of powder. The top of Titlis was closed to skiing but still open to go up and explore the glacier cave and cliff walk. Winds were very strong and visibility was minimal at the peak so I did not venture up there. There are two more glacier freeride runs that you can access from the top which I will have to save for next time. Engelberg has tons of other activities such as tubing, snow shoeing, glacier cave, cliff walk, and cross country skiing around the Trubsee area. This area also has a hotel and a few restaurants so you can stay right on the mountain. There are also plenty of intermediate pistes. The mountain can be dangerous as there are massive cliffs under the Titlis express gondola that are pretty close to some of the piste trails. If you are venturing off piste you need to know where you are going. There are also a lot of steep sections and tons of expert freeride opportunities within this area. The town has a few good restaurants and plenty of hotels. The prices are a bit high as is most of Switzerland. All in all, an unreal mountain for advanced/expert skiers that love to ski big freeride lines. See our video here

Big Bad Ass Engelberg

Kashmir Survivalist
03/04/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Big Bad Ass Engelberg

Kashmir Survivalist
03/04/2018
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. See our video here

World Class Big Mountain Skiing.

POWDERHOUNDS EUROPE
25/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

World Class Big Mountain Skiing.

POWDERHOUNDS EUROPE
25/03/2018
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.

See our video here

Engelberg - Outside the Ordinary.

24/03/2018

Wendy

Powder Connoisseur
Powder Connoisseur

Wendy

Powder Connoisseur
Powder Connoisseur
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Engelberg - Outside the Ordinary.

24/03/2018
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. See our video here

Titlis

Steeve
04/01/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    1

Titlis

Steeve
04/01/2017
One of the best! See our video here