Engelberg-Titlis is the largest winter holiday destination in central Switzerland located 25 km south of Lake Lucerne (only 45 min by train) in a wide mountain valley.
One of the top 10 ski regions in Switzerland, Engelberg is also known for its diverse ski and freeride area.
Engelberg is not just a winter resort – it’s a winter paradise. The town offers such a variety of things to do that you will be tempted to extend your stay long enough to try everything. The two sides of the valley couldn’t be more different and they provide pure enjoyment to both athletes and those who like to take it slower.
The town of Engelberg is appealing because of its distinct and rustic character. The Benedictine monastery was founded in 1120 and has a great impact on the life of the village, even today. Monks still live, work and teach there. The homes left over from the Belle Epoque are also witnesses of that time period. In combination with the pleasant Swiss flair, the special architecture lends the village its very own charm.
December 01, 2019 – April 27, 2020
Covering an altitude difference of 2,000 metres from the glacier to the village down below, this mountain is the perfect destination for skiers and snowboarders.
The longest downhill run in the TITLIS ski area covers more than 12 kilometres and an altitude of 2,000 metres. Boasting 82 kilometres of slopes, the Engelberg-TITLIS ski area offers plenty of variety. 82 kilometres is the total length of prepared slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding. The length of incline (to schuss downhill) is 55 kilometres.
Most pistes are snow-sure from December to April. Skiing is possible up on the glacier from October through until May. The lower-lying slopes around Trübsee, Gerschnialp and Untertrübsee play host to a selection of easier runs.
Engelberg offers a good selection of hotels and apartments and an efficient free shuttle bus service between the village and the ski lifts. The resort’s hotels are predominantly 3-star with just two 4-star hotels currently.
With the monks up the road and a small number of visitors during the week, Engelberg is no party town, though there are exceptions to the rule. A good choice of restaurants cover all bases, with Italian, Chinese, Thai and Mexican menus as well as traditional Swiss menus and including half a dozen restaurants offering à la carte.
- With the rotating Titlis Rotair gondola to the eternal ice and the spectacular suspension bridge Titlis Cliff Walk, the Ice-Flyer and the Glacier Grotto. Fun on the slopes – snow is guaranteed between October and May and a 12-km ski run from the Titlis down to the valley is one of the longest downhills in the Alpine region.
- Freeriding and ski touring – spectacular downhill runs, such as Laub, Steinberg and Galtiberg make Engelberg the ultimate freeride heaven and for all those who don’t mind a bit of climbing, there are a number of fantastic ski tours.
- FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Engelberg – where the world’s ski jumping elite meets for the largest winter sport event in central Switzerland (December)
|Languages spoken||German & English|
|Currency used||CHF (Swiss Franc)|
By train from:
By car from:
Free shuttle bus within Engelberg
|Linked ski area|
82 km of runs
|Number of lifts||24|