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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.

Brunni Area

On the Ristis – Rigidalalp – Brunnihütte Panorama Trail you can enjoy a wonderful winter walk on Engelberg’s sunny side with delightful views of the Titlis and the Hahnen. 

The free bus service takes you from Engelberg railway station to the Brunni valley station, where you can catch the Brunni cable car up to Ristis. This is where the Panorama Trail begins. The well-groomed winter hiking trail takes you on a gentle uphill gradient towards the Rigidalalp, with breath-taking views all the way. In good weather, the Hahnen is particularly photogenic as its steep, snow-covered sides soar up into the bright blue sky. After half an hour’s walk, you should reach the pub and café Bergbeizli Rigidalalp, which is open in good weather, offering cosy hospitality and Engelberg specialities. Once you’ve feasted your belly on tempting treats and your eyes on the views, you will have the energy to tackle the upward climb to the SAC Brunni mountain hut. After crossing the ski slope, your goal will be within eyeshot. The hut has a large terrace that is a great place for tired but happy hikers to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Your day of hiking thus comes to a fitting close with a good cup of coffee (with alcohol if you like) and a view of the Titlis. Later, you can get the chairlift down to Ristis and continue your journey back to Engelberg by cable car. 

Tip: If you’d prefer to do this walk the other way around and tackle the descent rather than the ascent, take the chairlift from Ristis to the Brunni mountain hut and begin there instead. 


Route Riedalp-Trail
Duration ca. 1 hour 30 min.
Details 2.46 Km


Explore with snowshoes on your feet the Brunni area in wintertime, breath fresh alpine air and enjoy breathtaking views. This trail also starts at Restaurant Ristis, you walk west of the valley station from the chairlift along the street. After about 1 km it goes uphill, once at the highest point, you will enjoy the view to Engelberg. After that, it goes slowly downhill through the forest back to the starting point. On this trail there are several altitude differences to get over. This trail is slightly more difficult than the Riedalp-Trail


Route Schönenboden-Trail
Duration ca. 2 hours
Details 3.52 km


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