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Engelberg

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Engelberg review: 44 facts and highlights

Engelberg
Engelberg
67
points

Why is Engelberg better than the average?

  • Mountain height
    1970metersvs1140.23meters
  • Distance from airport
    102kmvs107.39km
  • Restaurants on the slopes
    14vs6.25
  • Seasonal snowfall
    510inchesvs313.71inches
  • Summit height above sealevel
    3020metersvs2585.7meters
  • Hotels and hostels
    22vs18.75
  • Opening hours
    8hoursvs7.82hours
  • Longest run
    12kmvs6.68km

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

1970meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

102km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.summit height above sealevel

3020meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.base elevation

1050meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.opening hours

8hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

6.Is child friendly
Engelberg

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

19

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Engelberg

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.

3.skiable area

82km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Engelberg

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Engelberg

Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

6.trails (medium)

4

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

Leisure

1.restaurants

28

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

14

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.Has ice climbing areas
Engelberg

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

4.Has an ice rink
Engelberg

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

5.Has a spa
Engelberg

After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

6.number of museums

2

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Best

Banff Mount Norquay

25

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

22

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Has camping facilities
Engelberg

Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

3.number of five star hotels

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

4.number of kindergartens

3

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

510inches

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

2.snowfall march

186.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall december

92.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

4.snowfall april

183.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

5.snowfall january

135inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

6.snowfall november

35.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

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