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Engelberg Ski Resort Guide

Engelberg, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length82km51 miles
Highest Lift3,020m9,908ft
Resort Height1,000m3,281ft
 Nearest AirportsZurich and Basel
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The Swiss ski resort of Engelberg is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,000m3,281ft, with 82km51 miles of marked runs.


Engelberg has direct access to 82km51 miles of downhill skiing, with 28 marked pistes, served by a total of 26 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 3,020m9,908ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Engelberg is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Engelberg.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Engelberg is 12km7 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Rotegg', which is 2km1 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Engelberg?

The next notable snow forecast is 8cm3in, expected on 21 October, with around 51cm20in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Engelberg

Ski Area Stats

Engelberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 4km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1453km33 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1025km16 miles
Total Length
82km51 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
37km23 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Engelberg Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,020m9,908ft
Lowest Piste1,050m3,445ft
Resort Altitude (Engelberg)1,000m3,281ft
Max Vertical2,020m6,627ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Engelberg
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Location and Map

Where is Engelberg?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Obwalden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Engelberg is Zurich, 82 minutes drive away.

Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Berne, Lugano, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen, Milan Malpensa, Strasbourg and Sion airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 26 ski lifts are able to uplift 25,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 32km20 miles of ski runs, with 20 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Engelberg open?

 Closes : May 22, 2022.

Usual opening is early October, and usual closing is Late May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Engelberg, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Engelberg Tourist Office for the latest.

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