The hooting and hollering coming out of Engelberg this week must have been heard around the world. A significant cold front rolled in, delivering some of the most epic, fluffy powder we’ve skied in a long time. After a lengthy spell of warmer temps across the Alps, the feeling in town is pretty euphoric.
Things are as they should be here in Engelberg: our legs are tired and our faces are frozen into huge powder grins. The colder temperatures are forecasted to stick around, with a few more snow deliveries on the way. Thursday was just one of those classic frosty bluebird powder days. Here are a few of our friends reveling in the glory of it all:
Our staff also brushed up on their avi rescue and rope knowledge this week with a couple of our local guides Robert Lonnell and Tobias Granath. So critical to keep these things fresh in mind as we get deeper into winter and bigger terrain starts to become an option. If you decide to visit us and want to get into some off-piste skiing, we highly recommend getting out with one of the fantastic guides who live in the area.
We’ve had some notable skiers, filmers, and photographers staying with us here at Ski Lodge this past week. Marcus Caston’s Return of the Turn crew came in from the USA to film a special segment on Marcus’s recent move to Engleberg.
The iconic Tao Kreibich and his film crew have also been with us, filming a project around Titlis. Check out his Youtube channel for some inspiration.
We should also mention that our new sauna is up and running! The perfect ending to a perfect day of skiing in Engelberg.
Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 87 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 13 cm
Snow condition: powder, partially hard
Latest snowfall: Thu, 19.01
Avalanche alert level: Danger level “moderate” (2+) on all exposures over 1800m. Other slopes about one step less.
Snow pack (from avalanche bulletin)
With an increasingly strong north-easterly wind, snowdrift accumulations will form at higher altitudes over the course of the day. Individual winter sports enthusiasts can trigger avalanches in places, even medium-sized ones. The number and size of the danger spots increase with altitude. Significant risk of avalanches in high mountains.
Careful route selection is important.
Weather and Conditions in Engelberg
// Snowy Regards from Your Friends at Ski Lodge Engelberg