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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.


The Ruchstock is the area's most prominent skitouring-mountain. Its massive, rocky summit is traversed by steep, snowy hollows that lead the way up to the summit plateau. The stunning views which you enjoy while traversing the mountain are among the highlights of the tour.

    Safety tips for off-piste skiing

    Please note that you are skiing at your own risk! 

    • It is essential to carefully plan your off-piste day. Base your planning on maps, and make sure you constantly monitor the avalanche warning service and weather report.
    • Avalanche safety equipment and appropriate clothing are essential safety factors.
    • Anyone skiing off piste must have functional avalanche equipment (minimally avalanche transceiver/search equipment, probe, avalanche shovel, First Aid kit) 
    • The skiing and mountain guides are familiar with the area and terrain and ensure that you safely your summit  -and return home safely.
    • Emergency number REGA call 1414
    Duration3.5 hours from Urnerstaffel
    Vertical hight1120 meters
    Tour description



    Bergführerbüro Engelberg

    Dorfstrasse 34
    6390 Engelberg

    +41 41 638 02 57