You will arrive on Wednesday 16th January 2019, overnight in the Hotel Engelberg. Thursday 17th is a free-ski none-guided day. You then have 4 full days of skiing Friday 18th to Monday 21st inclusive. You must book a flight out of Zurich airport as late as possible on Monday, you should plan to leave resort from 4 pm onward on Monday to make your onward travel.
The principal aims of this weekend are:
To provide first class guiding from professional, friendly Mountain Guides to improve off-piste skiing technique
To give practical mountain awareness training on the hazards and risks associated with skiing off-piste particularly for avalanches
To provide the opportunity to ski the best off-piste in the Engelberg ski region
The weekend is intended to be fun with lots of thrilling skiing but always directed with maximum attention to your safety and the safety of others.
Itineraries vary depending on the composition of the group and the weather and snow conditions.
The price per person will be £1,195, this includes 5 nights hotel accommodation in the 3* Hotel Engelberg twin room sharing with 5 nights half board, 4 guided days with one of our IFMGA Mountain Guides and guides expenses.
The price does not include any travel to and from the resort, ski pass, equipment hire or personal insurance.
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This is an extensive list of the recommended clothing and equipment you will need if you are coming on one of our Off-Piste Adventure trips. On all our weeks you’ll be staying in comfortable catered chalets or hotels. When skiing you need to carry just a day pack, which contains your safety equipment and any personal items or extra clothing layers you may need.
Although our Off-Piste Adventure courses rely heavily on the lift systems in resorts, access to and egress from runs sometimes involve climbing and walking a short way and you may undertake 1 or 2 day ski tours, for this reason its best to have skis with ski touring bindings, skins and ski touring boots.
The “Safety Trilogy” - applicable for all our off-piste courses and ski tours.
Avalanche airbags/rucksacks – if you wish to ski with one of these on our courses you are welcome to do so, they are not mandatory but we always support the use of available safety items.
You can hire avalanche rucksacks in a lot of resorts, makes are usually Snowpulse/Mammut, ABS or BCA Float sacks. Prices vary from shop to shop and resort to resort but a guide line price would be from €20-30 per day or around €100-120 for 6/7 days.
Remember it is not enough just to carry this equipment; you have to know how to use it.
How about joining one of our specialist avalanche courses – check out http://mountaintracks.co.uk/discipline/winter-mountaincraft
Engelberg is a charming alpine village full of grand buildings dating back to the early days of alpine tourism.
The skiing is over 3 main areas the some of the must do descents include The Laub with a drop of over 1000m and a gradient between 30 – 35 degrees. From the top of the Titlis lift you can access the steep and glaciated Steinberg as well as the Titlis-Circuit which is a unique tour with steep skiing, a short ski tour and a huge descent to finish.
Travelling to Engelberg
The most convenient airport is Zurich from where the transfer time to Engelberg by rail is just 1½ hours.
There are regular trains and most journeys require 1 change in Luzern. Take a look at www.sbb.ch/en for Swiss train connections.
It is a condition of booking that you are insured for your chosen activity and the cover must include medical expenses, personal accident, personal liability, third party risks and rescue (including helicopter rescue). You are strongly advised also to take out cover against cancellation and curtailment.
For more details and to purchase a policy online visit http://www.skiclubinsurance.co.uk/
If you need assistance arranging your personal insurance please let us know.
Engelberg is bang in the centre of Switzerland, with excellent road and rail connections.
It’s just 20 kilometres from the nearest motorway by car, or a comfortable ride from Lucerne by train on the Zentralbahn line, direct to the centre of Engelberg. The closest major international airport is Zurich, 1.5 hours by road or around 2 hours by rail from resort.
By rail - good links from the airports (hourly direct connections to Lucerne from Zurich airport). From Lucerne there is a direct hourly service to Engelberg operated by the Zentralbahn. In addition, regular comfortable Intercity or Eurocity trains run to Lucerne.
By air - Zurich airport – 90 km / 55 miles, Berne airport – 100km / 60 miles
Our Off-Piste Adventure courses are run by our team of IFMGA Mountain Guides led by Olly Allen, Matt Dickinson, and Nick Parks.
The guide to skier ratio is 1:6 maximum, our advanced weeks typically run on a 1:4 ratio with expert trips either 1:2 or 1:1 we can run with a maximum of 2 groups on the same week.
We use one of the comfortable hotels in Engelberg for our trips which are located in the town. Our preferred option is the Hotel Engelberg a 3* hotel in the centre of the town.
IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV
The IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV symbol is the logo of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association.
Nick, Olly and Matt are all fully-qualified UIAGM Mountain Guides and members of the British Mountain Guides Association.
The International Ski Instructors Association is the world body for professional ski instructors.
The ISIA was formed in 1971 and there are currently 39 member nations representing the very best in ski instruction around the world.