Snowshoe trails

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.

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Schönenboden-Trail Brunni

Snowshoeing · Engelberg
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Explore the Brunni area on the 3.5 km long Schönendboden snowshoe trail and enjoy the breathtaking view of Engelberg.
Distance 3 km
2:00 h
170 m
167 m
1,618 m
1,471 m
Explore the Brunni area with snowshoes and enjoy breathtaking views on the sunny side of Engelberg. The free sports bus takes you from Engelberg railway station to the Brunni valley station, where you can take the Brunni railway on Ristis. The 3 km long Schönboden Snow Shoe Trail starts at the Restaurant Ristis and leads first along the road to the west past the valley station. After approx. 1 km the trail climbs uphill, once you have reached the highest point, you can enjoy the view of Engelberg. The trail then descends and crosses the winter hiking trail. Back to the starting point, you first cross open terrain and then follow the forest. On this trail there are several metres of altitude to overcome, so it is slightly longer and slightly more demanding than the Riedalp Trail.

Author’s recommendation

Take a break on the sun terrace of the Ristis mountain restaurant and enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and the Titlis glacier.
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Update: September 09, 2020
Highest point
1,618 m
Lowest point
1,471 m
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Safety information

Please 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.

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Start

Ristis mountain station
Coordinates:
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2'673'908E 1'187'238N
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46.832190, 8.407379
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46°49'55.9"N 8°24'26.6"E
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32T 454804 5186686
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Destination

Ristis mountain station

Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

https://brunni.ch/en/Info/arrival-timetable

Directions

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.

https://brunni.ch/en/Info/arrival-timetable

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

https://brunni.ch/en/Info/arrival-timetable

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'908E 1'187'238N
DD
46.832190, 8.407379
DMS
46°49'55.9"N 8°24'26.6"E
UTM
32T 454804 5186686
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Riedalp-Trail Brunni
  • Gerschnialp-Untertrübsee Trail
  • Obertrübsee Trail
  • Snowshoe Trail Bannalp
  • Titlis Trail Fürenalp
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Distance
3 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
170 m
Descent
167 m
Highest point
1,618 m
Lowest point
1,471 m
Round tripScenicRefreshment stops availableFamily-friendly
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Morning
1600 m1800 m
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