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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 Length82km
Highest Lift3,020m
Resort Height1,000m
 Nearest AirportsZurich and Basel
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The Swiss ski resort of Engelberg is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,000m, with 82km of marked runs.


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

With ski lifts as high as 3,020m, 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 12km long and the most difficult run is the 'Rotegg', which is 2km in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Engelberg?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 19 August.

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Snow Forecast by day for Engelberg

Ski Area Stats

Engelberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 4km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Engelberg Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,020m
Lowest Piste1,050m
Resort Altitude (Engelberg)1,000m
Max Vertical2,020m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Engelberg
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Engelberg

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Ski Lessons in Engelberg

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Engelberg Ski Schools and Engelberg Ski Instructors.

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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 32km of ski runs, with 20 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Engelberg open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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

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

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