The village of Engelberg is a well established and busy place and although most of it is fairly modern there are still some old buildings including a twelfth-century monastery. Towering above the village are a range of impressive mountains which make the view a truly fantastic one.
There are plenty of busy bars which make après ski and the nightlife lively, particularly at weekends. I particularly rate the Swedish Ski Lodge just a short walk from the main cable car by the train station. They have a sauna and Jacuzzi with bar service!
For those looking for more than skiing, the sports centre offers a range of activities like badminton, tennis, ice-skating and curling. There are also 36km of very scenic winter walks.
HotelSki Lodge Engelberg
3 nights from £699
There are two different ski areas, Brunni and Trubsee, both offering some good runs for intermediates and experts. Above Trubsee is the Titlis Glacier at 3028m where you can enjoy a fantastic view over lunch in the restaurant before a steep and fairly challenging ski down.
As a whole the resort might not have the diversity of some of the bigger resorts but the terrain can be challenging and some of the off piste runs off the glacier are excellent- and high!
A great weekend destination with excellent proximity to Zurich airport and its many scheduled flights a day on offer from Heathrow or City.
Aprés-ski is excellent in Engelberg, ranging from the informal and very good value with a traffic free village square boasting unpretentious and friendly restaurants to the top and 4 star hotels and restaurants.
Aprés-ski ranges from quiet informal cafes to lively bars with music and rock bands. There are bars for every taste, and night clubs with dancing until dawn, if you have the energy! Night clubs are generally free entry and they and the main bars offer a number of theme nights as well.
Drinks prices are very good value for a top ski resort (from only CHF5 - approx £3 - for a pint) and Engelberg's mountain restaurants are reasonably priced and with excellent food. Restaurants vary from traditional pizzas from about £6, to American, Mexican, Chinese - in fact cuisine from every country in the world - and of course the Swiss specialities. All food is of a very high quality.
Included in all Ski Weekend short breaks