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Backcountry Skiing

Galtiberg

Backcountry Skiing · Engelberg
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The Galtiberg Freeride run is part of the BIG 5 of Engelberg and is considered the king's run due to its length.
difficult
8 km
0:35 h
2 m
1959 m

The descent from Mt. Titlis to Engelberg via the Galtiberggletscher is the longest, most alpine and most difficult descent in the Titlis area. It is one of the longest freeride runs in the Alps. The impressive experience of riding beneath the north face of Mount Titlis is only achievable for expert freeriders.

Comments

  • Descent from 3020m.üM - 1020m.ü.M
  • Alpine descent! The "Traverse" is dangerous and extends over a cliff with significant risk. 
  • The "Graben" couloir is a dead-end!
  • It is highly recommended to hire a mountain guide

Author’s recommendation

Safe powder fun at the Snow & Safety Days.

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Updated: February 03, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3040 m
Lowest point
1081 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Safety tips for off-piste skiing

  • Please note that you are travelling at your own risk.
  • A departure must be carefully planned.
  • Appropriate equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, airbag) and clothing are essential safety factors.
  • The local ski and mountain guides will take you safely to your destination and back home.
  • Emergency call REGA telephone number 1414

Tips, hints and links

Safety tips

Avalanche courses

Freeride info

Mountain guide office

Prices mountain railways

Start

Titlis mountain station (3039 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.770805, 8.426471
DMS
46°46'14.9"N 8°25'35.3"E
UTM
32T 456211 5179854
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Destination

Valley station Fürenalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Klein Titlis-Galtigletscher-Galtiberg-Bödmen-Herrenrüti-Fürenalp valley station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Afterwards with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

Getting there

By car you drive on the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then on the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.

Coordinates

DD
46.770805, 8.426471
DMS
46°46'14.9"N 8°25'35.3"E
UTM
32T 456211 5179854
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The equipment can be rented in the sports shops of Engelberg.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8 km
Duration
0:35h
Ascent
2 m
Descent
1959 m
Clear area

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