Altitude: 1020 Meters

Engelberg in short

  • A ski area for all levels
  • Lots of snowboard facilities
  • A fantastic winter hiking area
  • Pleasant and varied après-ski

The Swiss ski resort of Engelberg, near Luzern, little known to most British skiers, has become a modern, world-class ski resort over recent years. The peaceful monastery village of olden days provides a versatile ski area in a picturesque environment. Surrounded by impressive 3000m-high peaks and dominated by the 3238m high Titlis, the village is beautifully situated down in a valley.

The good choice of après-ski entertainment gives this ski resort its lively character. The most beautiful ski slopes are located on the flanks of the Titlis and daredevils can go for some off-piste thrills on the Laub, an unprepared 45° gradient slope! Engelberg has some great facilities for snowboarders and there are also good opportunities for intermediates and beginners. It is worth noting that Engelberg’s slopes are mainly north-facing and the majority of the skiing is above 1800m so there is never a problem with snow here. If you've had enough ofskiing, there is a fantastic 3.5km toboggan run or you can try the rubber tubes on the “Wet’n Wild” snow amusement park. Other attractions in Engelberg include a 25m indoor swimming pool, and the famous revolving cable car!

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Good variety of runs, nice ski area, no queues for lifts and nice valley runs! Engelberg is a lovely little town

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Engelberg

Restaurants 3 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 12 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 3 Concert hall
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Engelberg

No. of ski schools 4Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessonsYes, price on request
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

 Book ski schools in Engelberg online

Kids-Ski-Lessons 4 Offers available
Adult-Ski-Lessons 7 Offers available
Snowboard-Lessons 5 Offers available
Cross-Country-Skiing 2 Offers available
Off-Piste-Skiing 1 Offers available
Snowshoeing 1 Offers available

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 Facilities Engelberg

No. of hotels 26 Supermarkets 3
Total no. of hotel beds 2100 Banks
Total no. of beds 6000

 Tourist information for Engelberg

Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG
0041 - 041 - 6397777

 Distances from Engelberg

Railway station
Engelberg - by bus
Zürich approx. 90 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 21 km 30 minuten by car

 Engelberg for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Engelberg

Public saunaFootpaths 56 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descentTitlei Fire Ride in maart: langste fakkeltocht ter wereld
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about Engelberg

30 April 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

The Swiss Alps are the preferred ski holiday destination for many members of the royal family and the jet-set. And although prices can be steep, it's increasingly possible to find good deals even at the big-name resorts. Ski holidays in the Swiss Alps offer top-notch cuisine, impeccable service and high-altitude skiing with modern lifts. The following ski resorts are all within easy reach of Zurich Airport, one of the major hubs to the Swiss Alps.... More ›

16 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Believe it or not, summer is a busy time for many ski resorts. Even when the Alps aren't covered in snow, there is plenty to do: lifts, piste bashers, and snow cannons must all be inspected and fixed where necessary, and preparations must be made for the upcoming ski season. Some ski resorts take advantage of the ski pistes being closed to instal new lifts! Here you'll find a quick overview of the major new lifts that will be inaugurated for the 2019/20 ski season.... More ›
(Photo: © TVB Paznaun Ischgl)

12 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

There's nothing more heartbreaking than arriving at your long-awaited ski holiday only to find brown hills and a couple of cows grazing! When you've scheduled holiday time, invested money and spent hours researching your ski area and accommodation, the last thing you want is a ski area with unreliable snow cover. The good news is that you don't have to be completely at the mercy of the elements this year. Switzerland is known for its especially high-altitude ski areas and the following ski areas hav... More ›
(Photo: © Jungfraubahnen 2019)

1 September 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

The highest-altitude ski areas are starting to open for ski season soon! Below is a list of ski areas that are projected to open in September and October. Please note the dates have been provided by the ski areas but are subject to change depending on snow cover.... More ›

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Ski area

Total slopes 83 (km)
Blue slopes 25 km
Red slopes 48 km
Black slopes 10 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (21 )
Drag lifts 6
Chair lifts 9
Gondola lifts 6
Train 1
35 cm
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