Off Piste Rover Engelberg
Off Piste Rover Engelberg is a new addition to our existing Off Piste Rover trips to the destinations of Gressoney and La Grave. The security of our established routine remains, and in this case both Andy Nelson and James Thacker will be on hand to offer low ratio instruction and guiding.
Off Piste Skiing at Engelberg - Titlis
Engelberg - Titlis is rapidly emerging as one of the leading off piste skiing and freeride destinations in the Alps, with numerous spectacular descents such as the Laub and Steinberg. The Titlis area has a modern lift system combined with a unique topography, giving descents of around 2000 metres. It also has the reputation of holding snow well, being particularly renowned for powder skiing. This is well evidenced by Engelberg's popularity with the Swedish freeride community.
Here the skiing is predominately lift served but by skinning or making a short ascent on foot even more terrain can be accessed. A touring ski/binding is essential to access the whole mountain. This week is predominately aimed at those who might have received ski lessons before and are further aiming to put their skills into practice. Plenty of coaching input will be available along the way as we aim to ski some of Engelberg's best itineraries.
Guiding and Instruction
This trip will be led by Andy and James giving the benefits of both high quality guiding and ski instruction, not to mention a great deal of enthusiasm for the excellent skiing the area offers. Having an informal but dual discipline team brings a lot of flexibility to cater for groups of different ability or aspirations as well as allowing ski coaching or guiding time as appropriate. You can download a sample programme here.
We have arranged accommodation at the Hotel Hoheneck, the oldest hotel in Engelberg. Hotel Hoheneck is a ski hotel with a unique charm. The hotel's rich history and unique, rustic and cozy architecture makes it into one of the many landmarks in Engelberg. 200 years ago the house of Hoheneck accommodated pilgrims on their spiritual journeys to the Engelberg monastery. Today they are a friendly, fun, cosy hotel in Engelberg which is centrally placed for skiers and mountaineers. There is a small sauna and an inviting lounge bar, ideal for relaxing after a day of off-piste skiing.
£1600 per person
5 days skiing
Maximum 8 people (at a ratio of 1:4). The minimum number for the this trip to run is 1.
- 5 days dual guiding and ski instruction with IFMGA Mountain Guide and ISTD (Monday - Friday inclusive)
- Accommodation (double or twin rooms) and food on half board basis at the Hotel Hoheneck for 6 nights (Sun 7th March - Sat 13th March). Please email regarding availability and cost of single rooms
- Transport during the trip if required
- Use of shovel, transceiver and probe
What’s not included?
- Transport to and from the resort. Click here for information on getting to and from Engelberg
- Lift expenses
- Insurance for cancellation, rescue, repatriation and medical expenses
- Kit. Click here to see trip kit list.
For this course you must be able to ski confidently off-piste on slopes of up to 30 degrees in most conditions. You might find it challenging when it gets bumpy, really deep or crusty, but you are prepared to have a go. You are happy to tackle slopes of up to 40 degrees when conditions are good, but perhaps would like to gain more confidence on these slopes. You’ll need to be able to cope with full days out on the mountain. You will have had some prior experience of using skins and have the fitness to skin steadily uphill for a few hours at an approximate rate of 300m per hour. This will feel like hill-walking uphill not running uphill. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss any aspect of your ski ability or for advice on your preparation.
Find out more about the Off Piste Performance team.
- Off-Piste Ski Ability
- Effective but not efficient
- Off-Piste Ski Guiding
- Ski Instructor & Mountain Guide