Engelberg Resort Guide

On the Mountain

Skiing - For advanced skiers, we would highly recommend hiring a ski guide for the day and discovering Engelberg’s phenomenal off-piste skiing (see below for more detail).

Igloo on Ice - Visit the Igloo on Ice the at Trübsee mid station - for ice skating 1,800 metres above sea level, in an igloo! On Saturdays, get your dancing skates on for the ice disco. Free and open daily.

Restaurants - Feast on the famous “Alpen-maggeroni” at the Fluehmatt Restaurant, half way up Brunni, and then enjoy a torch-lit walk back to the village.

Off the Mountain

Activities - For the non-skier, the Klosters (monastery) is well worth a visit, as is the on-site cheese making shop which makes and sells an incredible variety of cheeses.

Apres Ski - The Yucatan Bar does Happy Hour straight after you come off the slopes. If your stamina will let you, stay and drink for 12 hours solid until they throw you out at 5 am!

Restaurants - For a night of fine dining, head to Hess Restaurant on the Dorfstrasse. For a more traditional affair, the Alpenclub has plenty of atmosphere and hearty Swiss cuisine.

Must Do Tip

Engelberg's terrain doubles in size for advanced skiers who are happy to carry their skis and hike a fair distance, it is not for the faint hearted! For a real thigh burning challenge, Engelberg's three great off-piste classics should be attempted, the Grosse Sulz (Big Sugar Snow), the Kleine Sulz (Small Sugar Snow) and the Steinberg, (Stone Mountain) - an awesome run right through the middle of the Titlis glacier, with crevasses and great walls of ice on every side - this is an unforgettable adventure but should not be attempted unless accompanied by a qualified guide! But perhaps the most famous is the Laub with a long and lovely thigh burning descent back down to Engelberg.

Maps

Resort Map

Trail map

Resort Map route map

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
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