- Elevated between 1,050 m and 3,020 m, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in the Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,970 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Switzerland is 901 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Engelberg Titlis is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in the Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region.
- It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in the Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region.
- Season starts on 22 Oct and ends on 28 May (218 days). Average season duration in Switzerland is 123 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (22 Oct to 28 May) is 195 cm at summit elevation and 17 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during May, offering an average snow depth of 415 cm at summit elevation and 0 cm at the base. Therefore Engelberg Titlis is among the 5 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Switzerland.
- Engelberg Titlis features 102 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Switzerland is 113 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 22 sunny days.
- Offering 82 km of slopes and terrain, Engelberg Titlis is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in the Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region.
The Ski Resort
Engelberg Titlis boasts 82 kilometres of runs, making it one of the largest ski areas in Central Switzerland and, thanks to the Titlis Glacier, a place where top conditions are almost guaranteed.
Advanced skiers are particularly well catered for on the exhilarating slopes around Brunni, Titlis and Jochstock. The gondola from the valley carries skiers up to Trübsee, which in turn provides access to Titlis and Jochstock. On the way to Titlis, you also have the option of disembarking at the Stand mountain station and enjoying the red-marked groomers back down to Trübsee. However, you should not pass up the chance of an unforgettable trip with the revolving Rotair Bahn up to the head of the glacier. From there, you can take to several red-marked runs equipped with surface lifts. There is also an ungroomed route back down to the runs at Stand.
If you take the lift up to Jochstock instead, a variety of excellent red-marked trails awaits, with run no. 8 receiving an honourable mention here. There are two blue-marked runs on the Engstenalp, though this area is without doubt the place to be for freestyle skiers, with a terrain park and air bag jump to explore.
Brunni is located across the valley from the Titlis area. Although there are fewer runs here, it’s still well worth a visit, and the long blue runs are particularly great for beginners. And if you feel too unsure to take to the mountain, then there are several practice lifts to help you find your feet in the valley.
Engelberg Titlis is also widely viewed as a mecca for freeride skiing. Routes like Laub down towards the village or Galtiberg to Engelberg are some of the best backcountry routes that Switzerland has to offer. There are always new, spectacular lines to discover off-piste, meaning that Engelberg Titlis usually has freeride fans returning time and again.
On Mountain Dining
Engelberg Titlis also offers some great lodges and mountain restaurants for light snacks, classic dishes and Swiss specialities. The Alpstübli in Trübsee is right in the heart of the ski area and offers a fantastic view over the Titlis massif. This mountain restaurant is particularly popular with families by virtue of its large children’s’ play area. The Trübsee mountain hotel boasts a self-service restaurant with a large terrace. The establishment is also home to the Trübsee Bar, which serves fresh sandwiches from the early morning onwards. In the evening, this is also the first port of call for all après-ski fans. In contrast, the Brunnihütte has much more of a cosy, laid-back atmosphere. Although the menu is somewhat more limited, it is a great place to go for an authentic and regional eating experience. The large sun deck is also a great place to catch some rays. The cosy Fürenalp is located directly next to the Fürenalpbahn, and is a quintessential Swiss Alpine lodge with delicious Swiss dishes across the board.
Run no. 2 is absolutely exhilarating and the epic valley run from Jochstock via Untertrübsee is a must.
Engelberg Titlis has plenty of other fun activities on offer in the winter if you fancy a break from your skis or snowboard. The Gerschnialp, Brunni and Fürenalp sled runs are all popular with visitors, while you can even take to a sled in the summer months at the Titlis Gletscherpark. There are also numerous winter hiking routes in the area, which notably includes the Höhenwanderweg route around Trübsee. If you prefer to go off the beaten track, there are a range of snowshoe trails on offer, and this is perhaps the best way to explore the Brunni area. With a little luck, you may even come across the tracks of wild animals in the snow. If you prefer your pastimes a little more action-packed, then look no further than the snowXpark, where you can charge down the course on electrical SnowBikes. You can also take a snowmobile for a spin in the ski area. Uniquely, visitors can learn how to build their own igloo in just three hours under instruction from experts every Wednesday.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
The party starts at around 3 pm at the Titlis valley station. Various DJs and live acts keep guests dancing here until well after the mountain closes. On a Friday and Saturday night, this is the perfect place to round out an evening of flood-lit sledding. There are plenty of bars to choose from in the village if you want to continue the party later on. The Dream Life Bar, edenbar and Gletscherspalte are the town’s main party hotspots. And if you like your music a little more on the rocky side, then head for the Hoheneck Bar or Ski Lodge Engelberg Bar.
Dining and Restaurants
It’s easy to eat well in Engelberg. Hess by Braunerts is undoubtedly the first port of call for all gourmet food lovers. The restaurant is recognised by Gault Millau and serves simple but exquisite Mediterranean food prepared with regional and seasonal produce. The food is accompanied by selected wines from France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. The Engelberg Restaurant is popular with locals and guests alike. In addition to traditional fare, the restaurant also offers an extensive choice for vegetarians and seasonal delights during speciality weeks. The Spannort restaurant uses fresh produce to conjure up edible works of art on the plate, with international and Swiss food par excellence.
Engelberg Titlis is around 30 minutes from Luzern. You can reach the ski area via the A2 motorway (Basel – Gotthard), turning off at the Stans Süd exit. From there, follow the main road for around 20 km until you reach Engelberg.
Luzern is also easily accessible by long-distance train. From there, you can catch a regional train and continue on to Engelberg – a journey which only takes around 40 minutes.
By plane, you can either fly to Zürich or Bern, and then take public transport onwards to the ski area.