The Engelberg-Titlis ski area is known worldwide for its massive off-piste runs with up to 2,000 meters of altitude, making it a mecca for serious freeriders. The winter in Engelberg is cold and long, and due to the advantageous micro-climate and regular precipitation from October to May, the mountains here are regularly covered with fresh powder snow.
Steinberg, Sulz, Laub, Steintäli, Galtiberg: Engelberg’s “Big Five” freeride routes are all accessible directly from the lifts—no hiking required. If you’re looking for the ultimate freeride adventure, you can tackle the Big Five in one day in good conditions, netting around 10,000 vertical meters in the process.
Two hours after arriving at the airport in Zurich, you can be clicking into your skis on Titlis at an elevation of 3020 meters. If you’re in a hurry, a cab ride or car shuttle will get you there fastest. But the connection via train is also quick, and of course, more sustainable. Here’s how to get to Engelberg.
The Engelberg valley is a breathtaking natural wonder, and everyone from the locals to the resort operators wants to keep it that way. All of the cable cars in Engelberg run on carbon-neutral electricity from hydropower, and the Brunni lift company is certified as the first and only carbon-neutral lift provider in Switzerland. The local municipality has been designated an “Energy City” since 2011, with an innovative district heating pilot project that aims to make the valley’s heating and energy provision more sustainable. Learn more about sustainability in Engelberg.
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