Switzerland Cities: Engelberg
Engelberg Elitar Ski Resort (Engelberg, 1050 m) lies in the eastern of the region, in the canton of Obwalden, just 30 km south-east of Lucerne.
Engelberg – one of the oldest resorts of the country and the most high-mountainous seating area in the central part of Switzerland – the top point of the cable car lies at a mark of 3028 meters, just below the tops of Titlis Mountain (Titlis, 3239 m).
Many tourists in Engelberg attract built in 1120 and today Benedictine Monastery (www.Kloster-Engelberg.CH) with the magnificent main church in Rococo style (1730 g.), as well as picturesque mountain Lake Truz (Trubsee).
Here you can find the first automatic gondola cable car in the world – Rotair (This is the longest lift of the country leading to a height of 3333 m) and the most high-alone karaoke-bar of Europe at the top station of the register.
Ski holiday in Engelberg
Taking into account the fact that Mount Titlis (3239 m) is the highest point of the central part of Switzerland, and Pass Johpas (2207 m), which is considered the center of the same name of the riding area, is known as one of the snow in the region – it is easy to guess that the quality of the slopes is easy here Little quantities. In addition, in Engelberg has powerful systems of artificial lightness.
Total in the riding zone Engelberg Titlis 82 km of tracks were laid (25 km "blue", 53 km "Red" and 4 km "Black") with heights from 1050 to 3028 meters. In Engelberg there is the longest track of the region – "Red-blue" Jochstok bundle – samnielplatz, having a length of more than 12 km with a drop of 1514 meters heights! With a certain ability, it can be passed from the highest riding point in the region – the peak of Klein Titlis (Klein Titlis, 3028 m) through the freeride zone number 1, Stand Station (2428 m), Trubsee (1800 m) and Alpstubli (1780 m) With access to the same slopes of Kanonenrohr ("Red" №6) and Standart ("blue" №5). And the eastern region of Catania Schonugg (2040 m) has a descent of northern and western expositions passing through the forests and also do not lack in the snow.
Engelberg’s slopes are serviced by 27 lifts (of which 7 buffered), 56 km of flat skiers, Toboggan and Carving Trails, is the new SnowXPark Park, Springboard, Skiing, 3 ski schools with a separate children’s skiing area and other sports infrastructure facilities.
The ski season in Engelberg lasts from the first decade of November to mid-May, on the glaciers, skating is possible almost 9 months a year.
The cost of a one-day ski pass in the Engelberg Titlis zone is 24 franc for children and 60 francs for adults, five-day – 96 and 240 francs, respectively. There is an extensive system of various discounts and benefits with which you can find on the website of the resort WWW.Titlis.ch.
Entertainment in Engelberg
14 ski shelters work right on the tracks, numerous restaurants and cafes. In Engelberg, 50 restaurants are open, 11 bars and 5 discos, cinema, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis and squash courts, massage salon, campsite and much more. Most of the resort is a pedestrian zone.
How to get to Engelberg
You can get to Engelberg by rail from Zurich (less than 2 hours) through Lucerne. You can also use vehicles – only 16 km from Lucerne on the highway A2 and then another 20 km along the beautiful mountain highway to Erlenberg.