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.
Pros

Reliable snow on high, shady slopes

Some classic off-piste runs

Big vertical of almost 2000m

Cons

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

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