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A great day out for all the family

With its central location, Engelberg is the perfect day trip destination.

04th February 2020 - The Klostermatte is particularly popular with families as it’s a marvellous place for children to learn to ski. And a fun day becomes unforgettable when Globi the big blue parrot stops by. Click here to read another blog entry all about the Klostermatte. And in Engelberg there are many more wonderful ways to enjoy a day in the snow:


sled runs

Sled runs


Two toboggan runs of varying difficulty run from Brunni down to Ristis. Embedded in beautiful scenery, these runs guarantee lots of fun for the whole family – and a sledging trip here can be neatly combined with a visit to the exciting Ristis playground.



For a less wild ride, head to the Fürenalp. Children can sledge here alone – but they do have to pull the sledge back uphill themselves! Sitting and drinking in the gorgeous view, parents are likely to let their kids whizz down over and over again. And when it’s time to take a break, you can head to the Fürenalp restaurant with its large sunny terrace.



You can travel up to the Gerschnialp from Engelberg on the funicular railway, which is already over a century old. A ride on this historic mode of transport is an experience in itself! The toboggan run winds its way back down to Engelberg along a route that was once a bona fide bobsleigh run. Small children should only toboggan here in the company of a grown-up.


Enjoyment for all ages in the Brunni area


At the kids’ Yeti Park on Ristis, children can sledge and ski as much as they like, while their parents recline comfortably in deckchairs watching the action. Every Sunday, the Ristis Berglodge offers a tempting brunch – the perfect start to a delightful Sunday in the snow!



Cross-country skiing for the whole family


Cross-country skiing is fun for everyone – including kids! Engelberg’s two ski schools (Prime Mountain Sports, and Swiss Ski and Snowboard School) offer courses for families on the cross-country trails in the Engelberg valley. You can hire all the equipment you need from the village’s sport shops.





There are also ski slopes for beginners on the Gerschnialp and at Untertrübsee. These two areas on the flank of the Titlis are worth a visit at any time – not only in late winter and early spring, when the snow on the Klostermatte starts to melt. The Gerschnialp and Untertrübsee restaurants also come highly recommended. 




Fun is guaranteed at the Trübsee Snow Park. You can whizz down the slopes on a mini-bob or a snow tube before effortlessly heading back up to the top on a magic carpet. Admission to the Snow Park is free of charge for anyone who has purchased a travel ticket up to Trübsee. Family members who want to take things at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the beauty of their natural surroundings should walk the trail around Trübsee lake. And if you’d like to spend longer at Trübsee, you should come by on a Saturday. On Trübsee Saturday Nights, the Snow Park and the Trübsee restaurant are open until 10:45 p.m.




Adventure awaits at the snowXpark in Trübsee, with the world’s first electric snowmobiles. Kids as young as 12 can drive a snowmobile alone on the closed-off circular track, zooming across the snow and steering round the bends. Younger kids can ride with their parents, who will probably have at least as much fun as their offspring. The snowmobiles are in hot demand, so it’s worth reserving one in advance.


Text: Andrea Hurschler
Andrea Hurschler grew up in Engelberg and lives here with her husband and two small daughters. She enjoys the privilege of being able to get active in the snow on a daily basis.

Images: Andrea Hurschler und Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG