Engelberg.  The largest and – as the natives like to claim – most beautiful ski region in Central Switzerland.  2000m vertical invite to snowboard, ski or go sledding.  The deep, long winter already begins in October and lasts until May.  The Benedictine Monastery and an impressive mountain panorama complement the quaint village centre of Engelberg.  Various stores and restaurants entice visitors to shop and relax in a pleasant atmosphere.  Numerous cross-country skiers, winter hikers, snowshoers and other snow sports fans take advantage of and enjoy Engelberg’s attractive selection of winter hiking routes, cross-country trails, as well as its Alpine ski and snowboard areas.  Make sure you check out the “Big Five”:  from the world-famous Laub to the challenging Sulz, the mysterious Steintäli to the Steinberg and the long descent from Galtiberg – the BIG FIVE ensure endless excitement!  All five descents can be reached without having to remove your skis once.

Gateway City             Geneva 86km

Why Engelberg

  • Where History and Culture meets mountain tourism.  Engelberg (translated: angel mountain) was founded almost 900 years ago by Benedictine Monks.
  • Freeride skiing.  Find some of Europe’s best and largest off-piste possibilities in Europe.  Tip: hire a mountain guide!
  • Only 90 kilometres from Zurich Intl. Airport, 30 kilometres from the city centre of Lucerne.  Engelberg-Titlis is convenient to reach and a perfect gateway for day excursions on down days.

Engelberg Mountain Statistics

Vertical 1970m
Lifts 23
Average Snowfall  414cm
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 60%
Advanced 10%