Engelberg Resort Guide

The Engelberg resort summary is: Engelberg has 25 lifts within its 80 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1870m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 25 trail at Engelberg.


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Engelberg Resort Guide

The Engelberg resort summary is: Engelberg has 25 lifts within its 80 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1870m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 25 trail at Engelberg.

Vertical:

Top: 3020m
Arrow
1870m
Bot: 1150m

Best for:

Beginners level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

25
33%
57%
10%

Hectares of Ski:

80
Snowmaking: 50%

Engelberg Lifts:

  • drag lift icon7
  • ski lift icon8
  • cablecar icon10
Total lifts = 25
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Visiting Engelberg

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Engelberg.

  • Season opens
    15 Oct 2022
  • Season closes
    7 May 2023
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    58 | 14
  • Nearest Airport
    Zurich
  • Nearest Train Station
    Engelberg
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +41416397777

Engelberg Features

The terrain at Engelberg includes::

  • Halfpipes
    0
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
    35.0 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.


Explore Engelberg Location Map

Interactive Engelberg trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Engelberg Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 0.8m
-7
30
heavy snow
Middle Lift: 
-2
15
mod snow
Bottom Lift: 0.09m
1
5
heavy rain
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When's the snowiest month to visit Engelberg?

JanuaryAverage: 3.4 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Engelberg is week 2 of January. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week with 50cm of snowfall. Check out the Engelberg Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Engelberg

Overall: 3.8 Based on 21 votes and 20 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.5
  • Variety of pistes 3.7
  • Off-piste 4.5
  • Scenery 4.2
  • Apres-Ski 3.6
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Anna Nykvist from Switzerland writes:

Moved here from Chamonix, worse decision ever. Compared to Chamonix this area is busy and lacking in off-piste, ski touring and variety. I would not recommend any expert skiers coming here. This place is horrendous. Can’t wait to move out at the end of season.

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