THE BIG 5

Whether it's the infamous Laub, the challenging Sulz, the mighty Steinberg, the hidden Steintäli or the challenging descent from the Galtiberg - the BIG 5 belong on your freeride bucket list!

 

You can reach all five downhill runs without having to unbuckle or run the skis just once. This is freeride pleasure to the power of 5, but please note that you are moving in unsecured and high alpine terrain. We therefore recommend that you book a qualified mountain guide who will guide you safely through the terrain and also find the best powder for you - even days after the last snowfall.

Safety first: Check your safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, airbag backpack) before every freeride day and inform yourself carefully about the current avalanche and weather conditions.

Find your mountain guide here. 

Backcountry Skiingrecommended route

Galtiberg

Backcountry Skiing · Engelberg
Logo Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
Responsible for this content
Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus Explorers Choice 
  • Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus
The Galtiberg Freeride run is part of the BIG 5 of Engelberg and is considered the king's run due to its length.
difficult
Distance 8 km
0:35 h
2 m
1,960 m
3,040 m
1,081 m

The descent from Mt. Titlis to Engelberg via the Galtiberggletscher is the longest, most alpine and most difficult descent in the Titlis area. It is one of the longest freeride runs in the Alps. The impressive experience of riding beneath the north face of Mount Titlis is only achievable for expert freeriders.

Comments

  • Descent from 3020m.üM - 1020m.ü.M
  • Alpine descent! The "Traverse" is dangerous and extends over a cliff with significant risk. 
  • The "Graben" couloir is a dead-end!
  • It is highly recommended to hire a mountain guide

Author’s recommendation

Safe powder fun at the Snow & Safety Days.

Profile picture of Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Author
Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: February 03, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,040 m
Lowest point
1,081 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Show elevation profile

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 suggestions

Safety tips

Avalanche courses

Freeride info

Mountain guide office

Prices mountain railways

Start

Titlis mountain station
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'675'450E 1'180'433N
DD
46.770805, 8.426471
DMS
46°46'14.9"N 8°25'35.3"E
UTM
32T 456211 5179854
w3w 
///decisions.curries.civic

Destination

Valley station Fürenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Klein Titlis-Galtigletscher-Galtiberg-Bödmen-Herrenrüti-Fürenalp valley 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.

Directions

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
2'675'450E 1'180'433N
DD
46.770805, 8.426471
DMS
46°46'14.9"N 8°25'35.3"E
UTM
32T 456211 5179854
w3w 
///decisions.curries.civic
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

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

Similar routes nearby

  • Steinberg
  • Laub
  • Sulz
  • Steintäli
 These suggestions were generated by our system
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8 km
Duration
0:35 h
Ascent
2 m
Descent
1,960 m
Highest point
3,040 m
Lowest point
1,081 m
Clear area
1600 m1800 m
Morning
1600 m1800 m
Afternoon

Avalanche conditions

·

Weather at the route's trailhead

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show imagesHide images
Features
Maps and trails
  • Route
  • Gradient
Push the arrows to change the view
 km Distance
: h Duration
 m Ascent
 m Descent
 m Highest point
 m Lowest point