Ski resorts in Switzerland
Lifts (21/28)
Slopes (85%)
Snow depth
3020 m
1050 m
626 cm
10 cm
Engelberg is located in central Switzerland and it is an off-piste mecca with a long season thanks to the glacier. The most well-known slope is called Laub and it will definitely make your legs burn.

The rotating lift, Titlis, attracts an incredible amount of Asians each day, and who can blame them, the nature here is just magnificent.

If you look beyond the slope you will be able to find several movie locations you might have seen in ski films from all over the world. The famous ice fall which a few people have jumped, but pretty much no one has made, can be found here. It is a powerful blue mass of ice that you do not want to slip off. You have many possibilities for off-piste skiing and many people like the feeling of freedom here so you can easily find good places by simply following local heroes or renting a guide. Some of the classic slopes here are Laub, Galtiberg and Steinberg.

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What do you think about Engelberg?
Peter (Guest)
It is a skier’s playground. With minimal snow maintained by the mountain, you can get as creative as you want!

Thomas (Guest)
No doubt one of the top 3 resort on the planet for serous off piste. The village is filled with serious skiers and lucky lacking the party crowd and show-off you find in places like Verbier and St Anton. A few pics of my daughter who spent a full winter there skiing

jorrebor (Guest)
Engelberg stands for easy acces to long freeride tracks. Some runs go 2300 to 1500 meters, and are easy accesible. Pro: lots of freeride, with little walking. Con: resort is not so high so runs dont stay nice for that long

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Skiing - The resort is very good if you want to go off-piste, the possibilities are great. I was here week 9 (Stockholm's Sports Holiday Week) and it was almost empty of people, except on the weekends when the country's own people came here. The slopes are good, but nothing unique.

Nightlife - If you want to party you should not go to Engelberg, especially if you are looking for a speedy after-ski. Hoheneck Bar usually has a live band or DJ, which is nice. Nice atmosphere and very nice people in general.

The village - Very cozy village, with lovely old buildings. It is not so much ugly buildings that have just been built up so that as many as possible will fit in.

Food - There is a lot of food to eat here, but you are in Switzerland so it costs, just like everything else here. If you want to eat something on the mountain you will not get good food, but you pay quite a lot anyway.

For those who want to go off-piste and be keen (not bakis) on the slopes the next day, this is a perfect ski resort. Since there is almost no Swedish travel company that arranges trips here, there are very few Swedish tourists (there are a lot of seasons)

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Has completely fallen in love with me in Engelberg. Everything is so simple and easy here. Easy to travel to, close to fantastic off-piste skiing, good hotel with delicious food (Ski Lodge Engelberg and Hotel Hoheneck) and not least - snow-sure and vastly high mountains! Go here and you will never regret it. Went there already in December - my pictures are from December 13-15 now 2018!

SvenTumba (Guest)
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Classic! Superb easily accessible snow-safe north side that supplies year after year. A favorite early in the season.

Maria Jonasson
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I have been to Engelberg twice (no later than February 2017). It is a very cozy city and easy to get to by train from Zurich.

Last, me and my partner were there with my parents and children in 3- and 2 years old. We realized quite quickly that just Titlis might not be such a good area for beginners or unfamiliar riders. It's almost just red, fairly narrow slopes and you go up to the top, so you have to go down to a puck piste. So for children and inexperienced skiers, I recommend the Bruna lift system, where there are many stools and also pockets and baskets for rent.

I have done my best off-piste in Engelberg. In 2013 there was lots of snow and we did several wonderful rides in Laub (3 km offpiste).

If you are looking for a party and afterski you will have to choose another ski resort. Here is the focus on skiing.

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Have been there once and got canyon weather and a lot of snow in mid February!
A nice place where most people are close to hand and that it is very easy to get there. Flights to Zurich Airport and then take the train in about 1.5-2h to Engelberg, where it arrives in the middle of the village. Good slopes with varying degrees of difficulty.
The framing of the village and the ski system feels very good where you do not have to transport you so far to the various amusements available. Many nice offpiste slopes with varying degrees of difficulty! So if you are looking for an off-piste combined with family skiing, this is the place to go!

simple system
-Good with offpiste
-Rough slopes
-Good range of rental equipment

Prices may feel expensive in some cases

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Varied terrain. There is transport that may be ..... much off-piste! Hoheneck after-ski is not stupid either :)

Emil Henricsson
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Cozy little alport that is perfect if you want to be away for a quiet and fun week's vacation.

As a former shipman, however, I think the lift system is far too small. It's not always the off-piste is riding and then it's great to shred some piss. However, it is done quickly on the approximately 15-20 pistes available.
As far as the offpiste is concerned, there is certainly plenty to offer if you are either there as a seasoning or taking a guide. Just driving a week's vacation in Engelberg is not enough to learn all the rides and venture out on some special stairs. Then you go there for the offpiste, so make sure you have contacts down there that can show you or, as said, hire a guide.

As for nightlife in Engelberg, it does not matter at all. There is no place you go to soak up the skull of you. Then it is better to stick to the big resorts. There are a bunch of restaurants and pubs that are very nice. But that is not exactly a thing of the past.

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