Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Engelberg.
- Season opens9 Oct 2021
- Season closes22 May 2022
- Restaurants | Bars58 | 14
- Nearest Airport Zurich
- Nearest Train Station Engelberg
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone+41416397777
The terrain at Engelberg includes::
- Terrain Parks1
- X-Country35.0 km
- Ski Hire
What's it like at Engelberg resort?
Engelberg, in Switzerland (in the Central region), is a large resort with 25 lifts (inc 2 gondolas/7 cable cars/funiculars, 8 chair lifts, 7 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 2100 metres (6890 feet) of vertical descent. Engelberg has 200 acres of pisted terrain, with 25 runs over a total length of 82 kilometers (51 miles). Most of Engelberg's pistes are above 1800 metres and best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders, with some terrain lower down for beginners; however, Engelberg has deliberately left much of its terrain un-pisted, making the resort especially popular with powder skiers and snowboarders. Much of the off-piste is easily accessible and perfect for confident intermediates, while for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders there are cliffs, couloirs and genuinely extreme terrain. There are 35 kilometers (20 miles) of cross country ski trails at Engelberg. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park. About 50% of the pistes at Engelberg are covered by snow-making. The closest airports are at Zurich and Basel, each with a transfer time of 1/1.5 hours by road. There are rail services from Zurich airport to the resort and Engelberg can be reached by rail from most parts of the country. Engelberg is not a purpose built resort and there is limited accommodation located close to the pistes. Most of the resort's hotels have shuttle buses and equipment can be stored at the lift stations.
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Explore Engelberg Location Map
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Engelberg Live Weather
|Resort||Snow Depth||Temp. (°C)||Wind (km/h)||Weather|
|Bottom Lift:||3.0 m|
When's the snowiest month to visit Engelberg?
What's the snow currently like in Engelberg?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Engelberg. View more information on the Engelberg detailed snow report page.
- Piste ConditionNo Info
- Off-piste ConditionNo Info
|Upper snow depth:||302 cm|
|Lower snow depth:||302 cm|
Visitor Reviews of Engelberg
Rangerdad from Germany writes:
Ok, so it’s been on my bucket list for ages to ski here on a perfect powder day. And it didn’t disappoint. The queues were as bad as all the reviews say, the lifts are shitty. And there were tons of intermediate off-pisters with the fully shiny gear. And yet it was still amazing. The pow was deep, the terrain is amazing. And you pop over a ridge and it just opens out into massive powder fields. But, even when the skiing is this good the experience just sucks and I won’t be rushing back.
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