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.