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Laub

Backcountry Skiing · Engelberg
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The Laub, the classic among the freeride runs, captivates by its width and belongs to the famous BIG 5 in Engelberg.
3.2 km
0:09 h
1 m
1,194 m

The massive "Laub" face is mighty and impressive, not only from the village of Engelberg.  Thanks to its width, the Laub (old word for avalanche) has room for many tracks. Because of its fame, however, it is a much frequented and therefore often tracked descent. The simplest variant, seen from above, leads to the very right via "Laub Planggen Alp" into the over 30° steep terrain.

Comments

  • Steep slopes at the entrances in all variants
  • First part very very stony with little snow
  • 1200 meters altitude
  • 2450m.a.s.l. - 1247m.a.l.
  • Respect wildlife protection
  • It is recommended to hire a mountain guide

Author’s recommendation

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Updated: February 03, 2020
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,449 m
Lowest point
1,255 m
Best time of year
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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

Mountain station Laubersgrat (2,448 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.785641, 8.420069
DMS
46°47'08.3"N 8°25'12.2"E
UTM
32T 455734 5181506
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Destination

Gerschnialp

Turn-by-turn directions

Stand-Laubersgrat-Laub-Gerschnialp

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
46.785641, 8.420069
DMS
46°47'08.3"N 8°25'12.2"E
UTM
32T 455734 5181506
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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Distance
3.2 km
Duration
0:09h
Ascent
1 m
Descent
1,194 m
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