Traveling to Engelberg Fly into Zurich, take the Train to Engelberg, about 60 miles and 2 hours
via train, or an hour by car.
Engelberg Ski Stats
10,000' highest summit, 6,500' vertical, 25 lifts with gondolas and cable cars,
over 50 miles of trails. Two separate skiing areas. The main mountain is Titlis.
Brunni is the south facing smaller mountain.
Engelberg ski region in the Swiss Alps is divine – as distinguished by the angel
mountain name. Originally established by monks in 1100, now skiers find their
sanctuary in these snowy mountains and glaciers at 10,000’. Lodging in the ski
village of Engelberg, skiers have a choice of chalet apartments, to three and
four star hotels like Hotel Waldegg, Angels Lodge, Hotel Bellevue, AlpenClub, or
you can get a room at the 1120 Benedictine Monastery with the 25 monks -
seriously. The Europaischer Hotel will be Engelberg’s only 5 star when
complete in 2015, after
renovations. The three star Hotel Terrace is owned by the Engelberg Titlis Ski
Lift Company – very popular with Indian visitors. There is even a Ramada Hotel
in Engelberg, well located in the village center too. In fact Engelberg’s
lodging is all near the village shops, restaurants, the few nightclubs, and the
beautiful Engelberg Church and Cheese factory at the large Monastery.
We stayed at The Ski Lodge Engelberg which is not luxurious but lively, fun and
totally geared toward skiers with an energetic alpine vibe. The locals come here
for après ski if that’s a clue. The Ski Lodge is just steps from the train
station and a 10-minute walk or free bus ride to Engelberg’s ski slopes of Titlis
Glacier and Brunni - the two ski resorts of Engelberg. The two Swedish owners
are passionate skiers, their Ski Lodge décor is evidence - an eclectic
collection of vintage and modern ski posters, gear and memorabilia. While the
ambiance at Ski Lodge is alpine funky, the guest rooms are clean and neat with
fluffy white down duvets. The outdoor hot tub and Finnish sauna are in the
valley field a few steps from the après ski sun terrace deck.
The Ski Lodge is perfect for guy ski trips, with a few single rooms, and a great
“happy hour” in the bar après ski every day. The Swedish owners’ love of Engelberg
is obvious from the Ski Lodge’s ski pop culture and witty staff, and their
willingness to share tips on how to find the best off-piste adventures at their
adopted ski resort, including descriptions of Engelberg Titlis Big 5 off-piste
runs. Not many Swiss hoteliers would point you off piste without a guide, never
mind letting you poach their favorite fresh powder ski stash. The Ski Lodge is
far from fancy but they cater to skiers well with a ski room equipped ski boot
dryers, a ski vibe throughout the two interconnected hotels buildings, a lively
après ski scene and a nice breakfast buffet served an hour before lift opening.
Many rooms have balconies facing the Titlis Engelberg Ski Resort – so you can
admire your ski tracks down the legendary Laub ski run from your room.
Dining In Engelberg
The Engelberg Ski Lodge restaurant is notable, serving bistro style dinner at
Brasserie Konrad – named for the first Abbe at the 12th
century Benedictine Monastery. But, if you are in the mood for fondue, The Schweizzerhof is a traditional
choice for delicious Swiss fondue and raclette. The alpine chic AlpenClub we
also found to be very cozy, with hand carved woodwork and Swiss charm, an
extensive menu from classics schnitzel and pasta to wood fired pizza. The Spannort in Engelberg, named for yet another mountain range in Engelberg, serves
elegant Swiss standards by candlelight.
Or you can spend the night at 5,905' above sea level in Engelberg's Igloo Dorf
at Trubsee - reached by gondola and Tram. This annually built igloo is
spectacular with ice carved walls, an illuminated ice bar for drinks and a
“cool” event amphitheater room. Here at the IgluDorf, anyone can ski up and sit
outside in the sun, enjoying Swiss fondue al fresco and drinks from the outdoor
bar with views of the ski slopes all around. For IgluDorf guests, after the day
skiers depart, you can take an evening snowshoe, and a soak in the steamy
whirlpool, dine inside the glowing ice caves on fur blankets over cheese fondue,
then sleep in the beautiful illuminated igloo with the heat of the Swedish
woodstove. In the morning, you wake to a homemade breakfast in the Alpstubli
restaurant before other skiers come up the Engelberg lifts. Pretty cool,
Be sure to visit Engelberg's spectacular Church with the largest organ in
Switzerland (over 10,000 musical pipes) part of the magnificent Benedictine
Monastery, which also houses the only Monks’ cheese factory in Switzerland. Or
visit nearby Lake Lucerne's shops, cafés and restaurants - reached hourly by
Swiss Rail service.
Engelberg ski terrain is much bigger than its trail map indicates, read more
about Engelberg's amazing ski terrain. You should visit Engelberg for at least three days to explore
all the ski territory here. Engelberg is very near to
Haslital, in fact they
hope to someday connect to Hasliberg Meiringen by joining forces and adding