As the largest ski resort in Central Switzerland, Engelberg has plenty of slopes for both experienced and inexperienced skiers and snowboarders, as well as a wide range of off-piste attractions.
Summer & Winter
Cross Country Skiing
Cross-country skiing with a view: It’s not only the effort of completing this course that will take your breath away – so will the fantastic views of our magnificent mountain landscape.
The free local bus takes winter sports enthusiasts from Engelberg railway station to various locations. The stop that cross-country skiers need to remember is “Sportingpark”, which is also just a five-minute walk from the station. This is the starting point for the 25 km Valley Cross-Country Trail. Skiers can drop off their belongings here, get refreshments, and take a shower. The diverse trail branches out across the entire Engelberg Valley and offers something for everyone – whether you prefer the classic style or skate skiing, and whether you like to take it easy or zip along. The start of the trail is flat, with just a slight ascent, and follows the Aa river to the golf course. Here you will find the Eienwäldli restaurant, your first opportunity to take a break and get up your strength for the ascent to Herrenrüti. That is quite a challenge, but the view over the village will reward your efforts. This is the highest point on the trail; from here it continues downhill back to Engelberg. Your next opportunity to take a break is the Wasserfall restaurant, also right by the path. Anyone wishing to ski along Engelberg’s cross-country trails will need a Cross-Country Pass (Loipenpass). Guest Card holders can use the trail free of charge.
Tip: The Valley Cross-Country Trail is divided into various short sections that can be completed separately. A trail map showing all the options is available from the Sportingpark or the tourist information centre.
Classic and Skating 25 km
Meters above sea level
Season pass Switzerland
Season pass Engelberg
1 day pass
Season parking at Sporting Park
Residents or with guest card no charge, except night-time cross-country skiing
Children under 16 are free (on the night trail too)