Ski Holidays in Engelberg, Switzerland
Engelberg, Switzerland is largely unknown to British skiiers and often underrated for a winter ski holiday, however it is friendly resort with plenty of skiiing. Engelberg has some impressive off piste for advanced skiers, the most notable being the 1000m drop from the shoulder of Titlis. There are also good opportunities for intermediates and beginners and it is worth noting that Engelberg’s slopes are mainly north facing and the majority of the skiing is above 1800m.
Children’s facilities are excellent and for those who have had enough of their skis, they can always slide down the fantastic 3.5km toboggan run or use rubber tubes on the “Wet’n Wild” snow amusement park. Other attractions in Engelberg include a 25m indoor swimming pool, and the famous revolving cable car.
There are some excellent bars and pubs, some with live music; the infamous Yucatan Music Bar, the Eden Bar, the Spindle and Terrasse. There is also a wide variety of restaurants to choose from.
Activities in Engelberg, Switzerland
3.5km toboggan run from Gerschnialp • Horse drawn carriage rides • Indoor swimming pool with sauna, solarium and steam baths • Excellent sports centre with tennis, badminton, curling, ice skating and gym • Paragliding • Snowshoeing • 38kms of prepared walks • 36kms of cross country skiing in the village and on the mountain • Night skiing
Other amenities in Engelberg, Switzerland
Historic Lucerne 1hr by train • Guided tours of Benedictine monastery • Historic museum • Cheese making demonstrations • Travel to top of Mt Titlis on revolving cable car • Visit Ice grotto in the glacier.
Engelberg is only an hour and a half from Zürich so makes an easy destination for a long weekend.