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Engelberg: Hot tub

Popular, traditional resort close to Lucerne. Fragmented but varied slopes, with a snow-sure glacier and one of the biggest verticals in the Alps. The main slopes rise almost 2000m above the town by three successive lifts, the top one rotating 360° on the way. Weekend queues can be long. The famous Laub descent attracts experts; there are few easy slopes. Mountain restaurants are plentiful and good-value. Wide choice of accommodation, but eating out is mostly hotel-based.

Quick access from Zürich airport and abundant lodgings make Engelberg great for short breaks (for which we find the towny nature of the resort is worth putting up with). And Titlis is a compelling mountain, particularly for experts.



The resort was named after the 12th-century Benedictine monastery (Engelberg means the mountain of the angel) that dominates the town as you look down from the lifts.

Opening times


  • 1 Oct to 28 May: 0830-1700

Getting there


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

Pros

Cons

 

Reliable snow on high, shady slopes

Fragmented slopes, some poor links

 

Some classic off-piste runs

Ski-bus needed from most lodgings

 

Big vertical of almost 2000m

Limited pistes, mostly above trees

Ski Club Freshtracks holidays to Engelberg

Engelberg Extreme 1
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 02 Jan 2016
Engelberg is a traditional Swiss village with a tremendous snow record and incredible off piste...
PE Engelberg Extreme 2
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 23 Jan 2016
Engelberg is a traditional Swiss village with a tremendous snow record and...
Engelberg Extreme 3
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 30 Jan 2016
Engelberg is a traditional Swiss village with a tremendous snow record and...
Families Half Term Off Piste
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 14 Feb 2016
This half term holiday is aimed at families who are already experienced skiers - so your children...
Engelberg Extreme 4
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 12 Mar 2016
Engelberg is a traditional Swiss village with a tremendous snow record and...
Engelberg Easter Off Piste
Weekend zone: 4 nights, 24 Mar 2016
Make the most of your Easter bank holidays by exploring this renowned off-piste ski area with a...
Titlis Exploration
Off piste zone: 7 nights, 02 Apr 2016
Standing at 3,238m, Mount Titlis is a little too big to be described as a well known secret. It is...

tour operators in Engelberg

Ski Solutions
5% discount for Ski Club members
Ski Solutions is Britain's original and largest specialist ski travel agency and tailor-made...
flexiski
5% discount for Ski Club members
Flexiski are tailor-made ski holiday experts with over 20 years experience in planning ski breaks to...
Switzerland Travel Centre
5% discount for Ski Club members
We are the destination experts, passionate about bringing Switzerland closer to you. We know the...
The Swiss Ski Company
5% discount for Ski Club members
We are an independent Swiss specialist featuring the top ski resorts in Switzerland. Our...

ski accommodation in Engelberg

PowderBeds.com
5% discount for Ski Club members
PowderBeds is an online Ski Accommodation Retailer, offering a huge range of hotels, apartments and...

member discounts in Engelberg

Skiset
60% discount for Ski Club members
N.B. Online bookings will vary depending on resort and seasonal time. However Ski Club members will...
Switzerland Travel Centre
5% discount for Ski Club members
All bookings are only possible over the phone and Ski Club members need to quote their membership...
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