Engelberg Ski Resort

Engelberg is little known and under-rated even by its home-nation; this quiet resort has huge skiing among striking mountains and one of the biggest vertical drops - 2,000m - from the top of the lift system to town.

Arriving among the impressive Belle Epoque hotels of this sleepy town you can still see why Engelberg's founding father, a wandering monk, stopped in his tracks, had a vision and set up a monastery. It's not just the dramatic Hahnen peak spreading wing-like snowfields to the south, but a huge sweep of crags that almost surrounds the town. Beneath the highest summit to the west is the Titlis glacier, a vast north facing deep freeze so well stocked with powder that Engelberg is fast becoming the ski-bum's resort of choice for consistent and easy to find deep-snow thrills.

The chief drawback of Engelberg - that the town is resolutely not built for skiing, with a two-minute shuttle bus ride or fifteen minute schlep on foot to the main lift station - is a small price that accomplished skiers seem happy to pay and even the series of long rides to reach the very top pale into insignificance when the size and quality of the descents is taken into consideration. For others these are significant issues, particularly for advanced intermediates who'll rapidly eat up the pistes but won't be able to take advantage of the off-piste terrain on the other side of the fence.

Despite these shortcomings, it's a puzzle that Engelberg isn't better known: within an hour of Lucerne and its densely populated surroundings, and with good connections from further afield, this is one of the easiest-to-reach ski areas in Switzerland and it comes with more than 80 km of piste and a good snow record. The tentative plan to form a lift link with the Meiringen ski region to the west would put Engelberg in the major league though its growing profile in recent years suggests it will be making an international impact even without the expansion.

Where to stay in Engleberg?

Hotel Waldegg 4-star
Ramada Hotel Regina Titlis 4-star
Hotel Schweizerhof 3-star superior
Hotel Sonnwendhof 3-star superior
Hotel Garni Hostatt 3-star
Spannort Hotel 3-star
Sporthotel Eienwäldli 3-star
The Angels Lodge 3-star
Hotel Bellevue-Terminus 3-star
Berghotel Trubsee
Ski Lodge Engelberg 3-star
Hotel Hoheneck 3-star
Terrace Hotel 3-star

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Engelberg Rating

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Engelberg Statistics

  • CountrySwitzerland
  • StateCentral Switzerland
  • Base1,050 metres
  • Summit3,020 metres
  • Vertical1,970 metres
  • Ski area extent82 km
  • Beginner25 km
  • Intermediate53 km
  • Advanced4 km
  • Longest run12 km
  • Number of ski lifts24 
  • Cable cars
  • Funiculars
  • Gondolas
  • Chairlifts
  • Surface lifts
  • Riders per hour21,400 
  • Day lift passSfr 62
  • 6 day lift passSfr 282

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