Ski holidays to Engelberg

The largest winter destination in central Switzerland

  • Lift pass offer: Free lift pass included with your stay at Hotel Terrace, available all season - Please see our lift pass offers page for more details 
  • Resort altitude of 1,000 metres
  • 82 kilometres of slopes
  • 43 kilometres of cross country tracks
  • 2 hours 15 minutes transfer from Zurich Airport 

Located 25km south of Lake Lucerne in a wide mountain valley, Engelberg is the biggest and, according to the locals, the most stunning ski resort in central Switzerland. With slopes stretching across 2000 meters, you've got tons of space for snowboarding, skiing, and even sledding, as well as a range of other activities to keep your winter holiday full of excitement and fun. 

Skiing and snowboarding in Engelberg

When it comes to the main skiing area of Engelberg, you'll find that the majority of the pistes are spread out due to the glaciers and the rugged landscape of resort. Engelberg's ski area offers around 82 kilometres of skiable terrain and is divided into two main sectors: Titlis-Stand and Jochpass. Here, the elevated north-facing slopes hold onto their snow really well, ensuring a lengthy ski season. Plus, the piste grooming is top-notch, providing excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions. You'll find that the area caters well for intermediates to advanced as many of the runs are challenging steep reds. The Jochpass region tends to be less crowded compared to Titlis, offering pleasant blue and red runs for you to enjoy, some of which are wonderfully long, taking you all the way down to the valley station. However, if you are a beginner, you're in luck - there's a dedicated beginner's area at Gerschnialp, along with smaller areas at Trübsee and Untertrübsee, where you can start off by building your confidence. Boarders are also in for a treat as Engerlberg offers some fantastic freeriding opportunity and many guides available to accompany you and show you the best spots.   

Where to stay in Engelberg

When it comes to finding the perfect place to stay in Engelberg, you're in for a treat as Engelberg offers a range of accommodations to suit every preference and budget. We offer two accommodations in Engelberg, Hotel Terrace and Residence Titlis Resort, both of which are 3 stars. Residence Titlis Resort offers modern and comfortable apartments, located in the heart of resort with the centre only a short minute walk away. Hotel Terrace offers a range of spa and wellness with treatments and massages available and even includes your lift pass in your stay!

Bars and restaurants in Engelberg

Engelberg's mountain restaurants and bars bring you a delightful array of refreshment choices. Whether you're craving traditional Swiss favourites; cheese fondue, crispy pizzas, or cold platters, or a simple hot drink to warm you up, you'll find it all in this resort. No matter which mountain restaurant or bar you visit, they all share one incredible feature: a breath-taking view of the surrounding mountains that will undoubtedly captivate you. Whether you're taking a break from skiing or enjoying a mountain adventure, you can indulge in delicious local delicacies, warm and welcoming hospitality, and don't miss the chance to experience age-old traditions in some of the charming traditional huts dotted around.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Engelberg

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, bed and breakfast, half board. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Added value

Free lift pass included all season at Hotel Terrace

Ski hotels in Engelberg

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Hotel Terrace, Switzerland - Exterior

Surrounded by the breath-taking views of the Swiss Alps, Hotel Terrace offers you the best of both worlds - the buzz of Engelberg's village and the beauty of the resorts nature. The spa facilities in the hotel offer moments of relaxation, available on a half board basis, the restaurant invites you to taste artistic culinary whilst enjoying panoramic views and the prime location allows you to make the most of everything the resort and ski area has to offer. 

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TITLIS Resort, Switzerland - Exterior (1)

Titlis Resort offers modern and comfortable apartments located in the picturesque town of Engelberg. These attractive self catering apartments are designed to make you feel right at home during your stay and are the perfect choice for families and friends looking for easy access to both the slopes and resort centre.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Engelberg

Gerschnialp offers a range of blue slopes and caters well for beginner skiers and snowboarders with some enjoyable tree lined runs on offer. On the eastern side of the valley, you'll also find a smaller charming ski resort by the name of Engelberg Brunni, which is tailored more towards beginners and those seeking a more intimate skiing experience. 

Intermediate skiing and snowboarding in Engelberg 

The majority of the runs that make up the Engelberg ski area are catered for intermediate skiers and you'll find an array of fun blues and steep red runs with most of the pistes situated over 1,800 metres - so you're guaranteed good snow coverage.

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Engelberg 

Advanced skiers and boarders are simply spoilt when it comes to Engelbergs ski area. Not only are there plenty of steep, challenging black runs to dominate, the off piste and freeriding is endless. Engelberg has a fantastic snow record and is made up of long runs and huge vertical drops that'll certainly get your calves burning and adrenaline pumping. 

Off piste and snow parks in Engelberg

Engelberg is home to some of the world’s best freeride routes and the biggest attraction is definitely the off piste opportunities - The classic being the Laub descent that drops down over 1,000 metres via a consistently steep and wide slope. The main appeal is located in the Jochpass area where a terrain park is established when the weather conditions are right and we'd highly recommend taking a visit to the Titlis glacier. 

Cross country skiing in Engelberg 

You've got a fantastic 34 kilometre stretch of meticulously groomed trails waiting for you to explore in the serene Engelberg valley, weaving through the monastery village and reaching the elevated areas of Gerschnialp and Trübsee lake. And to top it off, you'll be treated to breath taking views of the majestic Titlis mountain range.


Mountain facts
Area 66 km
Resort Altitude 1000m
Ski Alt. From 1000m
Ski Alt. To 3020m
Lifts Lifts 19, Free Baby Lifts Yes
Lift Ski LockersNo
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Off-piste OptionsYes
Things To Do

Things to do in Engelberg 

Restaurants, food and drink 

Restaurants are distributed evenly throughout the ski resort of Engelberg with the majority consisting of cosy huts serving Swiss specialities - But you can also find very good international cuisine throughout resort as well. Throughout the village and ski area there are several good places to stop for a break. The Panorama-Restaurant located on the Titlis peak at 3,020 metres is an excellent place to pit stop during your skiing day and offers some incredible views and a great selection of wines. The Skihütte Stand found in the Stand station at 2,428 metres has a large sun terrace so you can enjoy local swiss delicacies with a great view of the glacier.

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Engelberg offers a diverse range of après-ski choices and can get very lively during weekends. Located at the base of the primary ski lift, the Chalet après-ski bar stands out as a favoured destination to locals and guests. The Ski Lodge and Yucatan bars are some other well-known establishments within resort, And if you're looking for some night-time excitement you might want to explore the Spindle nightclub for a fun evening experience with friends.

Spas and relaxation 

The Kempinski Palace Spa is open to all and offers a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation for your winter holiday. The spa's facilities are designed to cater to every need, from soothing massages and invigorating treatments to state-of-the-art wellness experiences, all with a stunning backdrop of the majestic peaks.

Shopping 

Engelberg offers a delightful shopping experience where you can find a blend of traditional Swiss craftsmanship and contemporary boutiques. Explore stores that showcase Swiss watches, artisanal chocolates, and top-notch outdoor gear. And let's not forget the cosy souvenir shops filled with alpine trinkets and keepsakes. Whether you're on the lookout for luxurious Swiss treasures or simply want to take a piece of the alpine charm home with you, Engelberg's shopping scene has something to offer everyone against the backdrop of its awe-inspiring natural beauty.

Engelberg resort activities 

Titlis Cliff Walk 

Located across from the Titlis Summit Station, test out your fear of heights with Europe's highest suspension bridge at a whopping 3,041 metres! Put down the skis and take a moment to appreciate the views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers - if you dare.

Glacier Cave 

A magical world of ice awaits you - Engelberg's Glacier Cave forms the frosty heart of Titlis and the ice here is up to 5,000 years old. The entrance is located on the first floor of the mountain station and entry is free so we'd highly recommend checking it out.

Ice Flyer

The Ice Flyer chair lift is a perfect way to see the parts of the mountains the slopes don't reach. Here, you'll sweep over untouched snow fields and icy depths with crevasses up to 20 metres deep - so make sure you bring your camera as you'll see some incredible views.

Titlis Rotair

This cable car rotates it's way up towards the snow covered summit of  Titlis and is the world's first revolving cable car. Thanks to it's 360 degree viewpoint, during your 5 minute journey you can expect idyllic panoramic views of the snow covered mountains, steep rock faces and the larger ski area.

Chocolate shop

If you'd like a more laid back activity that's still fun and sweet, take a trip to the Titlis chocolate shop. Here you can immerse yourself in over 300 different specialities of chocolate, or if you can't decide, simply make your own!

Equipment Hire
6 days Category

Child

6 - 11 years

Youth 

12 -15 years

Adult 

16 years +

Skis Red £35 £71 £188
Black - - £216
Skis & Boots Red £57 £113 £271
  Black - - £325

White category skis, boots and helmet available for children aged 3-5: 

6 days Category

Child

6 - 11 years

Youth 

12 - 15 years

Adult 

16 years +

Snowboard Red £35 £71 £188
  Black     £216
Snowboard & boots Red £57 £113 £271
  Black   £ £300

 

Travel Information

Transfer

Zurich Airport to Engelberg approx. 2 hours 15 minutes with one change

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Largest winter resort in central Switzerland 
  • Transfer by rail from Zurich 
  • Inghams phone rep service
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