Ski Lodge Engelberg is an international gathering place in the heart of the Alps, bringing mountain-loving humans from all over the world together. Our guests come for extraordinary adventures, exquisite food and drinks, and a cozy bed to recharge. Enter into our bar on any given evening, and you’ll certainly find an interesting conversation. We’d like to introduce you to some of the people who visit us here at Ski Lodge in a series we’re calling On Our Doorstep. We hope you enjoy getting to know these friends of ours as much as we have, and that you join our community soon!
Hedvig Wessel, Professional Skier, 2x Olympian and 3x Freeride World Tour Competitor, and founder of Sister Summit, on her time at Ski Lodge Engelberg
- Age: 28
- Born: Oslo, Norway
- Hometown: Oslo (and Engelberg)
Describe yourself in three words.
Bold, energetic, goal-orientated.
If you had to write a job resume here on the spot, what would it say?
I don’t want a job, I love what I’m doing and I think I’ll keep it that way for a few years.
Why did you start skiing?
I started skiing before I can remember. My kindergarten had a private ski lift, so I started skiing when I was 3 years old. Since then I’ve competed in Alpine Racing, Mogul skiing and Freeride Skiing. Now I’m focusing on filming in the big mountains.
How did your background influence the life you are living now?
I think it had everything to do with how I live now. Growing up, my family always took me and my brothers out in nature. In both summer and winter, we were always outside playing. I loved the mountains and winter. I was always encouraged to dream big and believe anything is possible.
How did you find yourself On Our Doorstep at Ski Lodge Engelberg?
I first heard of Ski Lodge Engelberg through my Swedish friends, and when I finally visited my heart was stolen. I love Engelberg so much, and I consider it my second home.
Why do you continue to come back to Ski Lodge Engelberg?
I come back to Engelberg because of the people, the atmosphere, the food and obviously the mountains. I love that the skiing and freeride scene is so accessible, not being too busy.
What are your 3 best tips for a sure-fire great time in Engelberg, Switzerland?
- Stay at Ski Lodge.
- Bring your friends.
- Turn off your phone, and be present.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to pop by our doorstep on your skiing adventure in the Swiss alps!
// Sunny Regards from Your Friends at Ski Lodge Engelberg