Engelberg A World Class Freeride Paradise
Only an 2 hour train ride from Zurich, Engelberg is one of the best freeride destinations in the world. It features "The Big 5" runs that are all easily accessible from the lifts and offer skiers long wild runs with untouched snow. There are many reasons we chose to come to Engelberg from its unique micro climate that generates more snow than anywhere in Switzerland, it's easy access terrain and elevations stretching from 9850ft down to 3400ft, and a diverse ski community of likeminded freeriders from all over the world who just want to have fun on and off the mountain.
More importantly, we have great friends in Engelberg who own the hotel where we stay, and who we have shared over 34 years of great friendship... we also have the experience of our own ADL ambassador, pro Skier and friend, Chad Sayers, who has visited Engelberg every year for countless winters, scoring magazine covers and good times - we really can't go wrong!
Engelberg has been on our hitlist for many years and our first trip there in 2023 exceeded expectations. We are super excited to go back again in 2024. If you are an experienced and powder hungry skier who loves skiing the side and backcountry, this trip is for you. We will ski all day every day and enjoy the apres in town and at the hotel. There will be no driving during the week, just a short walk to the cable car and trains to and from the airport. It's going to be equal parts adventure and relaxation.