Engelberg Ski Holidays

A historical village with amazing views, this is one of our firm favourites for a weekend break - and the après scene is great!
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia
A historical village with amazing views, this is one of our firm favourites for a weekend break - and the après scene is great!
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia

Summary

2
Beginner
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

Spectacularly scenic, Engelberg is perhaps best-known for the Laub off-piste route. The easy transfer makes it a great option for short breaks.

Translating as Angel Mountain, Engelberg has a stunning setting, surrounded by dramatic peaks. High altitude and snow-sure, this resort has one of the biggest vertical drops in the Alps.

The skiing is split between two mountains and, not to be missed, a rotating 360-degree gondola takes you to the top of the ski area. With superb off-piste, the Laub route is one of the ski world’s classic descents and, with so many routes to explore, we recommend hiring a guide.

On-mountain dining is noticeably good value and, although there’s plenty of choice, we always head to the Fluehmatt for the delicious macaroni cheese.

In the traditional village centre, the monastery is top of our list for local attractions, while Yucatan Bar is a good choice for après drinks.

When it’s time to head home, the transfer to Zurich takes only two-hours, making Engelberg ski holidays a good choice for shorter breaks.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224062 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Engelberg Resort Guide

Make the most of your Engelberg ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
December to April
Nearest airport
Zurich
Flight time
1 hour 30 minutes
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
1 hour 30 minutes car / 2 hours train
Transport
Transfer, rail, car
Elevation
3,020 m / 9,900 ft
Vertical drop
2,000 m / 6,560 ft
Avg snowfall
11 ft
Ski area
82 km / 51 miles
Ski lifts
25
Runs
21
Grade
10% advanced
60% intermediates
30% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

Engelberg has a decent range of good value accommodation options, mostly in hotels and B&Bs, while the new Titlis Apartments are good for self-catering. All our options are within walking distance of the village and slopes, or the local shuttles are very efficient.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Engelberg accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self-Catered
Handily situated just a 5 minute walk from the gondola.

Reviews

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21/02/2017 Justine Northcott

Engelberg never fails to tick the boxes. Great snow conditions, the investment in the new lifts has cut the queues. Lovely mountain restaurants for lunch. The Titlis Resort is so conveniently placed near the base station. The reception staff are very friendly. We love booking our Bircher Muesli for breakfast every morning, delivered to the door! The apartment was clean, warm and all mod' cons. Had a great fondue night with friends at the AlpenClub - lovely atmospheric wooden chalet interior. Everyone speaks English and are very friendly! We will be returning!

24/02/2015 Justine Northcott

We love Engelberg, for most levels the slopes are very good, the off piste wasn't great this time, which made it limiting for the better skiers. The town is lovely, lots to do and see for those who don't want to ski all day. We used Prime Ski School and Board Local School - both had excellent, friendly instructors.

24/02/2015 Heather Hill

Spectacular views from 'Rotiar' and top of Mount Titlis, great fun sledging as well as skiing. Well organised ski hire shop and place to leave ski's/boots at the bottom of the Gondola so not much carrying skis around.

News

Mammoth Sign Buried January 2017  © Jayson Smith

JanuBURIED - Record Snowfall in North America

3rd February 2017 - Craig Charley

January was a record-breaking month for snow, with some resorts receiving over seven metres. While Canada didn't have as many powder days as the USA last month, over a metre of fresh snow is forecast before Tuesday in British Columbia. Read our January snow report for all the best photos and videos...

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The Countdown Begins

21st October 2016 - Craig Charley

The ski season is now just weeks away! While a handful of resorts are already offering limited glacier skiing, most will be fully open by the end of November. Two weeks ago we took a look at the first snowfall photos across the USA, now the rest of the world is catching up. Most notably, Whistler...