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Engelberg offers excellent pistes – and delightful cross-country trails – but what really makes the place is its refreshingly laid-back atmosphere – this is the quiet side of skiing. The 3-star Edelweiss is every bit as relaxed as the village.

Price:

From £920pp (including rail) based on two people sharing

Duration: 6 days/7 nights
Departures: Various departures from December April
Start point: Engelberg
End point: Engelberg
 

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Overview of Skiing Holiday in Engelberg

Engelberg is very much the quiet side of downhill skiing, and has the added bonus of some enjoyable cross-country trails too. In total, there are 82 kilometres of alpine pistes divided between two main areas which are on either side of the valley. Both areas and their lifts are served by the free ski bus which departs from a stop a couple of minutes’ walk from the hotel.

This is complemented by the hotel’s own shuttle bus service to the Titlis cable-car station every morning between 9am and 10am. In addition to several good beginners’ areas, there is extensive skiing for intermediate and advanced skiers, including a thrilling 12-kilometre piste on the slopes of Titlis, the mountain that dominates the village.

The 40 kilometres of cross-country skiing are best suited to beginners and intermediates, and include some superb high-altitude trails accessed by the Titlis cable car. For something different, you can explore the 49 kilometres of winter walking paths, go ice-skating at the village rink, try out the toboggan run or go snowshoeing.

Your hosts arrange a complimentary horse-drawn sleigh ride for all stays over the festive period and throughout February and organise an unrivalled weekly activity programme throughout the winter season that includes guided walks (some of them by torchlight after nightfall), as well as powder skiing and carving sessions.

The cable car to the top of Mount Titlis was the world’s first revolving cable car, and an excursion in it is rewarded by magnificent views. Another worthwhile excursion is the beautiful medieval city of Lucerne, an hour away by train.

Traveller Reviews of This Trip

The hotel and particularly its staff were absolutely wonderful! They went out of their way to accommodate all of our needs, from our 1-year-old with clean bibs at each meal, to our 5-year-old who loved the train sets and our 7-year-old who loved the Kids Club, you could not hope to find a better family hotel! Mrs AK Quinn, Derbyshire, 27/02/2011

Highly recommend this hotel for families with children of all ages – we had 12-13 year olds in our party and they loved it – didn’t just cater for younger age groups. Extremely welcoming to families, lovely atmosphere and highly professional. Mrs C Collins, London, 13/02/2010

The variation in meals was excellent and the hike to the mountain hut for a special Swiss meal was truly memorable. The themed evening meals were delicious and well presented, the staff were all courteous, friendly and helpful. Mrs R Ringshall, Buckinghamshire, 06/02/2010

For more reviews of this trip, see: Reviews of Skiing in Switzerland, Hotel Edelweiss, Engelberg

What price includes

 
  • 7 nights 3-star hotel
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • extensive weekly programme of activities
  • Rail travel from London
  • Connections (where applicable)
  • Pre-booked ski packages available from £350pp
 

Location

 

Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Hotel Edelweiss, Engelberg

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Engelberg railway station

Transfer to meeting point:
Operator collects guests from station

How to get there:
Train from London to Engelberg (via Paris and Lausanne)

 
Plan your journey by train to Lausanne
 

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Hotel Edelweiss, Engelberg

Nearest train station to finish point:
Engelberg railway station

Transfer to finish point:
Operator drops guests off at station

How to get back:
Train from Engelberg to London (via Paris)

 
Plan your return train journey from Lausanne