Haldigrat was a secret freeride spot for a number of years. Recently it's become relatively well known, but on the right day it can still be a great day out.
Haldigrat was a ski area which closed and had most of the infrastructure torn down. Before it was totally destroyed a local (Kurt Mathis) took over the lift and the Mountain Restaurant in an effort to keep the area alive. The lift is only licensed to carry 4-8 people at 4 points along the lift line. This means that in best case scenario the lift has a capacity of about 80 people. There are no pistes prepared at the Haldigrat and the lack of lift capacity does help in keeping the snow quality good (at least on the upper section of the slope).
The lift is open at the weekends. At any other time it's best to call to make sure it's open. The number is available on their website www.haldigrat.ch
SicherheitshinweiseWhile the area gets tracked out quite often and much of the area is below 30deg I have seen small avalanches (enough to bury someone) slide on some of the steeper terrain in the area.
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AnfahrtDrive towards Engelberg and just after Dallenwil turn left into the car park for the Niederrickenbach lift.
ParkenThere is parking available at the valley station of the Niederrickenbach lift.
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AusrüstungThis area is not made safe or controlled. Avalanche Transceiver, Shovel and Probe are the minimum safety equipment required.
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