Well-marked snowshoe trails offer you the opportunity to explore Engelberg's pristine terrain. Rental equipment is available in the local sports shops or directly at the cable car stations. All you need to bring is a bit of fitness, waterproof boots, breathable clothing and small backpack for a drink, sun protection and, if necessary, a change of clothes.
The free sports bus takes you from Engelberg railway station to the Brunni valley station, where you take the cable car to Ristis. The 2.9 km long Riedalp snow shoe trail begins here at the mountain station in an easterly direction. You start on the winter hiking trail "Schneetandliweg" along the edge of the forest to the Ried. From this vantage point the view of the Hahnen is breathtaking. From there it goes up first over an open field then along the forest. Back to the starting point, the trail leads past the game rest zones, parallel to the panorama trail back to the mountain restaurant Ristis. Return to the village by train.
The snowshoe trail can also be walked in the opposite direction.
Safety informationPlease walk along the marked and secured snowshoe paths. The user is responsible for the proposed routes. If you are planning a different route, please refer to the avalanche bulletin, maps and weather forecast.
Tips and hints
Gastronomy: Berglodge Ristis
Take the Motorway A2 (Basel-Luzern-Gotthard) to Stans-south. From there follow the main road for 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is about 30 minutes from Lucerne. From Zurich you need about 1 h 15 min, and from Bern or Basel approximatly 1 h 45 min.
Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Snowshoe rental at Brunni: At the Yeti Park on Ristis snowshoes can be rented for CHF 15.00 per day (number of snowshoes is limited, reservation recommended for larger groups!).
Snowshoes can also be hired in the sports shops of Engelberg