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Engelberg: Hot tub

An historic town with a great party scene and a mountain that's every freerider's dream.

Engelberg - 'the mountain of the angel' - was founded in 1120 by a Benedictine monk who heard an angel telling him to build a monastery where the town now lies. Today the monastery still stands and Engelberg echoes to the whoops of skiers here for incredible off-piste skiing and one of the world's longest vertical descents. The town is fairly compact, with the monastery at one end joined to the centre by the pedestrianized, cobbled Dorfstrasse. Many of the hotels are faded Victorian glories and the main lift station is a two-minute bus ride (15-minute walk) from the centre but this doesn't stop us rating Engelberg as one of our favourite resorts.

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Opening times


  • 1 Oct to 28 May: 0830-1700

Getting there


  • Basel airport - 1.5 hours
  • Zurich airport - 2 hours

Pros

Cons

 

Incredible off-piste skiing and great party scene.

Fills up with weekend visitors.

 

Easy to reach from Zürich and Luzern.

The main lift is a schlep from town and it takes several lifts and 40 minutes to reach the top.

 

Good skiing facilities for children.

Not ideal for beginners or intermediates.

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