Hotel Central - Short Break
- Bed and breakfast
The 3 star Hotel Central is ideally located for both quick access to the mountain as well as making the most of Engelberg's lively weekend nightlife. The Central also makes as good choice for those wishing to relax off the slopes with extensive facilities that include indoor pool and sauna.
Engelberg Resort Info
Engelberg is a traditional Alpine village, only marginally spoilt by recent developments. It sits in remove from the big resorts and doesn't attract many foreign visitors, in spite of being only 100km from Zurich.
Engelberg offers 82km of marked pistes and possesses one of the biggest vertical descents in the world at 2000m. This is due to its central mountain, Titlis, being one of the highest in central Switzerland (over 3000m). The skiing is somewhat fragmented, existing in 2 parts, while beginners don't really have much to play with. On piste, it is mostly intermediate, but advanced skiers are spoilt with fantastic off-piste. In particular the 'Laub' fulfils these requirements, plunging 1000m off Titlis. The snow is excellent, especially at the top, with some drags left open until June. The village itself is at 1050m, so resort snow can vary.
Engelberg's biggest disadvantage is its isolation, offering no links to any other resorts. It can also experience weekend queues. Off-snow there are plenty of good hotels, restaurants and non-skiing activities to amuse everyone. The nightlife, whilst limited, is great fun, culminating in weekend revelry.
Overall, if you are looking for some challenging skiing and an essentially Swiss skiing environment, Engelberg is a fine choice. Off the beaten track, but with some great attractions.
More Engelberg resort information
Engelberg Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 04 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 30-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||40 cm|
|Upper slopes||157 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 04-Dec-2013)
It was a largely warm and sunny weekend in Switzerland as well. On Monday 2nd December there was windier weather at some resorts which caused disrupted lift operation in some places.
Saas Fee (28/285cm) was one of these, with only four lifts running on Monday. This should increase if the wind dies down though as aside from that the weather is lovely and sunny.
It’s a similar story at Zermatt (20/185cm), although they have far more skiing on offer than Saas Fee. 37 lifts were running on Monday with the links over into Cervinia, Italy, also open.
European Weather Outlook
A very dry and sunny week is expected for the majority of European resorts, with no fresh snow expected for the majority of Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Temperatures will be mild for the time of year too with freezing levels around 2600m for much of the week.