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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.


This trail is an interesting alternative to the very popular ski touring destination Brisen. Once you've arrived at the top of "Gigichrüz" the amazing panoramic view is a true unique experience. Close to the summit you can find the mountain restaurant Haldigrat. If you want to go even further you can also add Brisen to your route.

Safety tips for off-piste skiing

Please note that you are skiing at your own risk! 

  • It is essential to carefully plan a skitour. Base your planning on maps, and make sure you listen to the avalanche warning service and the weather report.
  • The safety equipment and clothing are essential safety factors.
  • Anyone skiing off piste needs avalanche equipment (avalanche search equipment, probe, avalanche shovel, First Aid kit) 
  • The skiing and mountain guides are familiar with the spots and terrain and ensure that you safely reach your summit  and then back home.
  • Emergency number REGA call 1414

Duration2 - 2.5 hours
Vertical hight780 m
Tour description up to Brisen

 Map Niederrickenbach-Haldigrat


Bergführerbüro Engelberg

Dorfstrasse 34
6390 Engelberg

+41 41 638 02 57