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


Average: 4 (1 vote)
Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • 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

December to April
Nearest airport
Flight time
1 hour 30 minutes
Direct flight
Transfer time
1 hour 30 minutes car / 2 hours train
Transfer, rail, car
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
10% advanced
60% intermediates
30% beginners


Resort Map

Google piste view


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.


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07/03/2018 Stuart Sessions

Small with a good ski area, particularly for free ski areas.

03/03/2018 Nicola Turner

It was great; we were staying close to the bottom of the ski lifts, equipment hire and lessons, which was really convenient, and also close to the town centre which was great for shopping, cafes etc. The resort had a great selection of skiing runs, amazing views (when above the clouds).

02/02/2018 Will Straughn

Overall, a good resort. More suited for intermediate skiers and not beginners. Best snow is up high. Lower slopes had slushy artificial snow. Fun apres ski bar just outside lifts/final run.


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