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Freeride Engelberg, with local guide
Powdering in XXL for free
What do freeriders want? Stupid question ... powder snow! Untouched and untracked. A new load every day, please. Nice weather, at least good visibility. Wide, open slopes. Couped, playful terrain. Cliffs. Impressive lines. Steep couloirs. Zero altitude climb. Thousands of meters of descent. Powerful cable cars and as little people as possible on the go.
Well, with the latter mount Titlis cannot really deliver, Freeride Engelberg has long been one of the most famous powder destinations in the alps. So you're not alone here, sorry. In all other respects, Engelberg Freeride is convincing across the board.
“When the weather comes from the north, it really pushes the snow in with us,” the local mountain guides know. Now guess where the weather in Engelberg mostly comes from ... Wide, open terrain? THE trademark of Freeride Engelberg. Greetings from Laub, Sulz, Steinberg & Co. Here you can surf until your thighs glow. Playful terrain? Cliffs? Ohhhh yes, you can find that on mount Titlis too. Impressive lines and thousands of meters of descent? Then we suggest the Galtiberg, for example along the trench - simply breathtaking. Or below the mighty Titlis north face - WOW! Zero vertical meters ascent? This is another hallmark of Freeride Engelberg: the big runs on the Titlis, the Big Five, are easy to reach and long walks are the absolute exception. In this respect, you get the powder almost for free. And if the weather closes completely, there is the Brunni aka sunny side opposite of Titlis aka dark side. Here you will find high-contrast terrain in the forest area, for the days in the white out.
And if people really get too many, you can put on the skins and escape from the crowds, for example with one of the exciting freetouring options. And if you want something from everything, we recommend the Titlis round tour : a combination of freeride, ski touring and mountaineering in the impressive, high-alpine mountain world around Titlis.
Engelberg Freeride, swiss powder destination from the very beginning and together with Andermatt the central swiss freeride center, convinces with a huge, easily accessible powder terrain.
The Big Five | Freeride Engelberg *
*Attention! The off-piste variants depicted on the maps only show their approximate courses and may contain errors. In particular, it must always be decided on site based on the prevailing snow and weather conditions whether and how a run is possible. This requires solid training in avalanche awareness and freeriding. We recommend every freerider to take advantage of corresponding offers and / or to book a mountain guide .
Video that appropriately reflects the character of Freeride Engelberg. Starring Sweden, of course.
Laub | Freeride Engelberg
huge, wide, steep
The Laub, the slope of colossal proportions above Engelberg can already be seen from the village and is the epitome of Freeride Engelberg. Even the bare numbers impress every seasoned freerider, mountain guide and guide. learn more
Altitude difference: 1,200m
Width: up to 1'500m
Steepness: lasting 30 to 40+ degrees
Terrain shape: a single, coherent slope