Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg cross country, Engelberg cross-country, Engelberg xc, Engelberg, SwitzerlandCross-Country and snowshoeing (2008/09 prices)

The longest course through the Engelberg valley is the 25-km. Engelberg Valley trail that ascends to Herrenrüti.

The leisurely 10-km.Gerschnaialp-Untertrübsee course extends from Gerschni Alp to theUntertrübsee with both sharp and mild ascents. Part of the course weaves through the Gerschni Forest.

The 4-km. Trübsee trail, which stays open until spring, has more uneven terrain for the more experienced skier.

The 1.5 km Floodlit course is an extended World Cup route that runs by the Sporting Park. It's open from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in the middle of November.

A day pass costs CHF8; the floodlight night course costs CHF5; and an Engelberg season pass costs CHF40. Holders of the Engelberg guest card ski for free, except during the night. Children age 16 and younger ski free.

Snowshoeing

Gerschnialp – Untertrübsee (1262 m – 1240 m)
From the Gerschnialp top station walk through the forest, parallel to the road, as far as the Ritz restaurant. This is the beginning of the snowshoe circular trail, which first takes you through the woods, then from Schlegi over open terrain along the Bitzistock and back to the Ritz restaurant. At Schlegi you can make a bigger loop, if you wish, by walking across the large meadow towards Untertrübsee.

Trübsee (1707 m – 1796 m)
Walk over hilly terrain from Obertrübsee
(from Untertrübsee via Älplerseil),
and soon you’ll reach the highest point, where you can walk along the left bank of Trübsee to the Trübsee station.

The resort also runs a weekly program, November 5 through March 14 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Be sure to have warm winter clothing, sturdy walking boots or soft snowboard boots; sticks if you have them.

Wednesday
December to April – This tour includes a trek up to a mountain hut where you can spend the evening eating fondue and a walk back by torchlight. You must register with the Skischule Engelberg Titlis (041 639 54 54) at the latest by 5 p.m. the day before the tour. The tour is about 4 hours long and has a minimum of 4 participants. It costs CHF60 for the one-hour tour and CHF75 for the two-hour tour. Tour includes snowshoe rental, guide, fondue and torch. Meet at 4.45 p.m. at the Ski School meeting point, valley station of the Titlis Cableway.

The Ramada Hotel Regina Titlis (041 639 58 58) offers 4 1/2 hours of nordic snowshoeing on the Trübsee plateau with a break at "Meringue Curve" for coffee and a sweet snack. You must register at the latest by noon the day before the tour. There is a minimum of 4 participants. The tour includes snowshoe rental, guide, ticket and snack. Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the Ramada Hotel Regina Titlis.


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