Engelberg, Switzerland

Classic off-piste terrain...

*  High incidence of powder days on upper slopes...

*  Short transfers (by rail or car) from Zurich...

With its classic high-mountain terrain, excellent snow record and short transfer times, Engelberg is ideal for those looking for a more challenging short break destination.

 

There is some easier terrain here too – particularly on the Brunni side – but the off-piste remains the big draw and the upper slopes of the mighty Titlis have one of the highest incidences of powder days in the Alps.  

Engelberg at a glance...

 Resort height:

1050m

 Slopes:

1050-3030m

 

 Pistes:

82km

 

 Snow rating:

☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆

Blue runs

33%

 Intermediate

☆☆

Red runs  

57%

 Advanced

Black runs

10%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

☆☆

Zurich

1hr15 (car)

 Convenience

☆☆☆

 

2hr15 (train)

 Après-ski

☆☆☆

 

 

 Family

☆☆☆☆☆

 

 

 Non-skiers

☆☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

3.5/5

Snow quality – upper

4.5/5

Snow quality – lower

2.5/5

Resort level snow

2/5

Powder potential

4.5/5

The skiing

Engelberg is famous for its challenging slopes and fabulous off-piste, which ranks as some of the finest in the Alps.

 

The classic Laub run is long, wide and consistently (but not terrifyingly) steep - perfect for honing your powder technique. Very different, but no less enjoyable, is the Galtiberg run from the top of the 3030m Titlis all the way to the valley floor, an off-piste descent of some 2km vertical.

 

There are easier runs too, notably on Brunni, as well as an excellent valley level nursery slope - but essentially Engelberg is a resort best suited to the more adventurous.

The resort

Dramatically set beneath the mighty Titlis, Engelberg is a proper town with an impressive array of amenities.

 

Although relatively quiet during the week, there are numerous bars (and over 50 restaurants) which come to life at weekends with the influx of visitors from nearby cities such as Lucerne and Zurich.

Our hotels in Engelberg

Hotel Waldegg ****

 

* Engelberg's top luxury hotel

* Excellent pool and spa

* Fabulous panoramic views

 

7 night guide price: £1295pp*  

3 nights from £895pp*

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Bellevue Terminus ***

 

* Historical landmark hotel

* Good central location

* Focal après-ski hot-spot

 

7 night guide price: £995pp*  

3 nights from £745pp*

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Trübsee Alpine Lodge ***

 

* Snow-sure and ski-in, ski-out

* Unique on-mountain hotel

* Informal lodge style

 

7 night guide price: £1095pp**   

3 nights from £745pp**

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Location

Engelberg is located in the canton of Obwalden in the central northern Swiss alps.

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Guide prices are based on a departure in low season and include flights, train transfers and 3 or 7 nights accommodation on either a *B&B  or **half board basis. Packages at the Trübsee Alpine Lodge also include a ski pass.