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.

Reliable snow on high, shady slopes

Some classic off-piste runs

Big vertical of almost 2000m


Fragmented slopes, some poor links

Ski-bus needed from most lodgings

Limited pistes, mostly above trees

Getting there

  • Basel airport: 1.5 hours
  • Zurich airport: 2 hours

Good For

  • Advanced
  • Intermediate
On Slope
  • Fast Lifts
  • Snow Reliability

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