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Activities & attractions

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.

Urner Haute Route

Urner Haute Route, with its many historical associations crosses a particularly desolate stretch of land between Andermatt and Engelberg. A touch of adventure is in the air as you make your way along the impressive stages from hut to hut. Summit tours from Gemsstock to Lochberg, Sustenhorn (3,503 m), Uratstock and Grassen (2,946 m) ending with a dream descent to Engelberg.

This impressive route through the Central Swiss Alps was once one of the major Alpine crossings. The ascent and descent totals approximately 5,500 altitude metres and can be covered in four to five days.As the route is not signposted, we strongly recommend that you are accompanied by a mountain guide.

    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
    Time need    4-5 days, from hut to hut

    Tour description Urner Haute Route

    Story about the Urner Haute Route, Scandinavian Traveller



    Engelberg Mountain Guide

    Dorfstrasse 34
    6390 Engelberg

    +41 41 638 02 57