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Steinberg

Backcountry Skiing · Engelberg
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The Steinberg freeride run leads over the glacier and is one of the BIG 5 of Engelberg.
moderate
4.5 km
0:15 h
0 m
1,275 m

On the descent over the Steinberg from Klein Titlis to Trübsee there are various possibilities. All variants lead in upper part over the glacier. There is a danger of crevasses. The classic "S" is the simplest and most rewarding option around the larger crevasse zone. Further variants are: "GaF" (All on the rock), left of the cable car and "Never Sun".

Comments

  • There is a risk of crevasses and falling!
  • Be especially careful in foggy or poor visibility conditions as it is very easy to get disoriented and/or lost
  • Complex pathfining in the zone "Bärentatzen"
  • Descent from 3020m.ü.M - 1764m.ü.M
  • 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
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,039 m
Lowest point
1,764 m
Best time of year
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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

Klein Titlis (3,038 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.770901, 8.424323
DMS
46°46'15.2"N 8°25'27.6"E
UTM
32T 456047 5179866
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Destination

Trübsee

Turn-by-turn directions

Klein Titlis-Titlisgletschter-Schlächtismatt-Trübsee

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
46.770901, 8.424323
DMS
46°46'15.2"N 8°25'27.6"E
UTM
32T 456047 5179866
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
moderate
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
0:15h
Ascent
0 m
Descent
1,275 m
Clear area

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