The Glacier in Engelberg-Titlis is since the 15th of October open daily for yet another season. This makes Engelberg the second ski destination in Switzerland to open up in early season.
On October the 15th the lift opened at 8.30 on the dot and we were there to see if we still had it in us. After the 10 min Gondola ride up to Stand we jumped on the Rotair lift (the first rotating lift in Europe!) to get us across the glacier. Up on the top we were greeted with carving friendly pistes, and thin air. Not a very good combination for new season ski legs, but the first run is always a bit of a hassle, right? During the day the snow becomes slushy and you get a feeling of spring snow in parts, therefore we would encourage you to sharpen your edges for the morning and bring out the switch twintip for the late afternoon. If you want to that is.
The open pistes are covering an area of 6 kilometres at the moment (out of our high season full 82km) and are on the glacier north facing slopes. Two lifts are open for skiing: T-bar with the glacier piste and the Ice Flyer with Glacier slope, in between these runs is also a cat track above and between the base of the Ice Flyer Lift.
Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 40 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 0 cm
Snow condition: Hard, partly wet
Latest snowfall: Monday 24th
Avalanche alert level: none.
Ps. Glacier is closed for maintenance between the 7th of November and 18th of November 2022. But by then the pistes between Stand and Trübsee should be up and running.
The opening schedule looks like this at the moment:
- 15th Oct – Glacier (glacier t-bar & Ice Flyer)
- 7th-18th Nov – Glacier Lifts and Rotair lift Closed.
- 5th Nov – Stand-Trübsee (05.11. – 2.12. open on weekends)
- 7th Nov – Cable Car Brunni, wed-sun and public holidays
- 3rd Dec – Jochpass
- 3rd Dec – Slopes on Gerschnialp
- 3rd Dec – Slopes on Untertrübsee
- 3rd Dec – Village run & Jochstock
- 5th Dec – Brunni open every day
- 17th Dec – Engstlenalp
- 17th Dec – Jochstock
Weather and Conditions in Engelberg
Greetings from The team at Ski Lodge Engelberg