Engelberg - a versatile ski area in the heart of the Central Alps Engelberg (1050-3020 m)

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Around the traditional Alpine village of Engelberg is the largest ski area in the Swiss canton of Obwald. Although relatively isolated from other communities in the canton by the surrounding mountain ranges, it is still easily accessible. From Lucerne, the journey takes just less than an hour via the A2 motorway. Basel, Bern and Zurich are also just a few hundred kilometers away. Snow-capped in the center of the ski area of the glacier Titlis, the highest peak in Central Switzerland (3239 m). The glacier has the best skiing and snowboarding conditions for at least 8 months. The driveway to the Titlis (between 1050 and 3020 m) is a unique experience thanks to the famous Titlis Rotair cable car. During the five-minute drive to the summit, the cabins of the Rotair cable car turn once around their own axis. A unique opportunity to marvel at all facets of the dreamlike alpine panorama.

The ski area of Engelberg is divided into two parts: on the one hand, the Brunni in the lower part with mainly beginner pistes, on the other Trübsee-Titlis, with steep and demanding pistes for advanced skiers and professionals. The ski area also has over 41 km of cross-country routes, three skating rinks and a floodlit piste. A snow park, a 3.5 km long toboggan run, an Olympic ski jump and 24 ski lifts and cable cars complete the list of winter sports facilities in Engelberg.

Ski area Engelberg Detailed information:

Length of ski slopes 82 km
easy 25 km
medium 53 km
difficult 4 km
Number of ski slopes 20
Green
Blue 6
Red 10
Black 3
Ski lifts 23
Ski tows 7
Chairlifts 8
Cable cars 8
Snow cannons
Glaciers 1
Halfpipes
Snowparks 2
Floodlight slopes
Cross-country skiing 34 km
Toboggan runs 3

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A paradise for freeriders and ski hikers

Engelberg, though relatively unknown, is the largest ski area in Central Switzerland. Here is the Titlis glacier. Equipped with modern facilities, Engelberg offers its winter sports fans unforgettable skiing experiences in front of a magnificent natural backdrop. In addition to the 82 kilometers of pistes, there is a 1,500-meter-long floodlit piste on the edge of the Sporting Park. Three evenings a week, tireless skiers can already pursue their pleasure from November here. But downhill skiing is not everything Engelberg has to offer.

The ski area Engelberg is very versatile. In addition to alpine skiing, you can also go cross-country skiing (classic and skating) and freeriding. The cross-country skiing offer includes 5 excellently groomed routes, which are located in the valley of Engelberg and in the forest of Gerschinwald. The varied routes demand from the cross-country skiers, physical fitness and good technical skills. On the other side of Titlis and the Jochpass freeriders will find everything their heart desires: untouched areas, fast steep pistes, glaciers, small valleys and gullies. Probably the most famous piste freeriders can enjoy in Engelberg is the Laub downhill run. Also notorious for its crevasses in the Steinberg area, it challenges any ambitious freerider. However, the Engelberg ski area is also known for its many routes for ski hikes, on foot or with snowshoes. Lovers of winter walks and hikes will find more than 50 km of routes through forests and valleys, over snow-covered fields and meadows and along the lakeshore.

Engelberg: family-friendly ski resort with sacred tradition

Engelberg is on the one hand a family-friendly ski area, on the other hand the seat of a medieval Benedictine abbey. That's where the name Engelberg comes from. It was founded in the 12th century by a Benedictine monk. The monastery is still inhabited today by about 40 monks and can be visited. In addition to the cloister and the church, there is also the cheese dairy. Here you can watch the production of the famous "Engelberger Klosterglocke", a cream cheese in the form of a bell. Highly recommended is the visit of the monastery restaurant. The whole history of the village, from its origins, is presented in the Valley Museum of Engelberg.

Since 1998, Engelberg has been carrying the Swiss Tourism Seal of Approval "Families Welcome", and sets every season everything to meet the expectations of its guests, especially the families. Numerous facilities and offers specially developed for children bear witness to this: ski schools, kindergartens, easy pistes, magic carpets and a children's park. Engelberg stands for gentle tourism. Being welcome in Engelberg, therefore, means for the families and especially the children that they can move around carefree and fully enjoy the benefits of the station.

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Engelberg 178 Accommodations

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  • sauna
  • swimming pool
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