Engelberg - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Engelberg - Ski Resort in Swiss Alps - 82km of Piste (1050m to 3020m)
A historic isolated village which grew up around a Benedictine monastery (established in 1120). The monks brought skiing here early in the twentieth century . The Rotair, the world's first revolving cable car is here, as is the Titlis where the nearby Ice flyer 6 seater chair opened in 2000.
Key Facts for Engelberg
|1||Black Piste (4km)|
|14||Red Pistes (53km)|
|10||Blue Pistes (25km)|
|37km||Cross Country Pistes|
The Swiss ski resort of Engelberg has direct access to 82km of downhill skiing, with 28 individual pistes, served by 26 ski lifts.
With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
Snowmaking :- Engelberg is able to augment natural snow, on 32km of ski runs, with 20 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 26 Ski Lifts of Engelberg are able to uplift 25,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There are five Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Engelberg are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Engelberg
Engelberg's 82km (51 miles) of trails range over a 2000 (6560 feet) metre vertical, the longest trail from the Titlis glacier back down to the resort at 12km (8 miles ) long. This is the main section of Engelberg's skiing and is reached initially by the Gerschnialp gondola and then the Trübsee cable car . The base station is half-a -mile (800 metres) from the village centre so it's best to take the ski bus if you do not have your own transport (large carpark).
Most of the runs are of intermediate standard with beginner areas dotted around the mountains. Although nearly all the skiing is lift-linked it is broken in to mostly small areas spread all over the mountains with single meeting points, rather than being a fully interwoven network of trails. The Brunni cable car which leaves from the other side of Engelberg, but nearer the centre, serves lower altitude and mostly gentler slopes beneath Brunni. There is a popular children's snow play area here.
Experts will find most to entertain them on the Titlis, from which a steep black leads down to the base of the Rotair cable car at Stand. There are also some excellent piste runs down Laub beneath Titlis when the snow is right: a guide is essential to make the descent safely. 24 hour TV gives slope conditions, with cameras at key points around the ski area showing live pictures.
Cross country skiers have a good choice of trails around the valley. The Ski Jumping World Cup takes place on the 120 metre Titlis jumping hill in late December, it's the largest ski jumping hill in Switzerland and the only Swiss stop on the FIS World Cup tour.
Snowboarding in Engelberg
The main snowboarding attractions are on the Jochpass where a terrain park is established when the conditions are right. 'Boarders also head for the glacier, especially in the spring and autumn 'summer skiing season' when a fun park is created on the Titlis Glacier.
Engelberg Aprés Ski
There are up to ten night spots to choose from, with the Spindle disco a perennial favourite and the bar at the Eden Bar is also popular. There are always big parties at the Yucatan Tex Mex restaurant with 50% evening from 5 to 6pm. If you fancy something different you'll find Europe's hiughest bar on the titlis at 3020m.
For Folklore visit the Bänklialp restaurant on Wednesday or Saturday evenings.
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Engelberg in brief
Engelberg Ski Resort is:
Very good for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.
Engelberg Season Dates
Opened : October 4, 2013.
Closes : May 25, 2014.
Usual opening - Early Oct.
Usual closing - Late May.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Engelberg.