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Steintäli

Backcountry Skiing · Wolfenschiessen
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The Steintäli belongs to the BIG 5 of Engelberg and thanks to its location you can still find powder snow days after the snowfall.
moderate
Distance 2 km
0:07 h
0 m
576 m
2,507 m
1,931 m

The descents around the "Steintäli" from the mountain station of the Jochstock-Express partly lead to the Engstlensee. Traversed or ascended west, in the direction of Wendenlücke, the freerider will also find a few days after the snowfall a little more unspoilt terrain.

Comments

  • A rewarding option is the skitour to the top of Wendenlücke
  • descent form 2564m.üM - 1890m.ü.M
  •  It is recommended to hire a mountain guide

Author’s recommendation

Safe powder fun at the Snow & Safety Days.

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: February 03, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,507 m
Lowest point
1,931 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Safety tips for off-piste skiing

  • Please note that you are travelling at your own risk.
  • A departure must be carefully planned.
  • Appropriate equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, airbag) and clothing are essential safety factors.
  • The local ski and mountain guides will take you safely to your destination and back home. 
  • Emergency call REGA telephone number 1414

Tips and hints

Safety Tips

Avalanche courses

Freeride Info

Mountain guide office

Prices mountain railways

Start

Jochstock (2,506 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'035E 1'180'591N
DD
46.772499, 8.394876
DMS
46°46'21.0"N 8°23'41.6"E
UTM
32T 453800 5180061
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Destination

Sessellift Engstlen

Turn-by-turn directions

Jochstock-Sessellift Engstlen

Note


all notes on protected areas

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.

Getting there

By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'035E 1'180'591N
DD
46.772499, 8.394876
DMS
46°46'21.0"N 8°23'41.6"E
UTM
32T 453800 5180061
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The equipment can be rented in the sports shops of Engelberg.

Basic Equipment for Backcountry Skiing

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Backcountry Skiing

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Sulz
  • Steinberg
  • Laub
  • Galtiberg
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2 km
Duration
0:07 h
Descent
576 m
Highest point
2,507 m
Lowest point
1,931 m
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