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Brisen Tour

Ski Touring · Nidwalden
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The Brisen tour is one of the most popular tour destinations in the region with its magnificent panoramic views and descents.
difficult
10.6 km
3:30 h
1,247 m
1,221 m
The pyramid-shaped peak of Brisen, which dominates the entire region, can be seen from afar and is one of the most popular destinations in Central Switzerland. The panoramic view and the wonderful descents are unique. The tour can be shortened with the Haldigrat chairlift. The ski tour from Brändlen to Haldigrat is a real insider tip. While most hikers and freeriders go up with the Maria-Niederrickenbach cable car, from the small Brändlen cable car you can enjoy absolute peace and quiet and a fantastic view in the direction of Bannalp. Once on the Haldigrat, the tour continues over the striking north-west ridge to the summit. You will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the Mittelland. The descent leads either to Gitschenen in the Isenthal, into the north-western flank of the Brisens to the Haldigrat valley station or then via Steinalper-Jochli to the SAC Brisenhaus / Niederrickenbach.

Author’s recommendation

A stop at the mountain inn Haldigrat is worthwhile, there are also overnight accommodations.
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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus
Updated: October 24, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,401 m
Lowest point
1,154 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
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Safety information

Safety tips for off-piste skiing

  • Please note that you are travelling at your own risk.
  • A ski tour 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

www.sma.ch

www.slf.ch

Safety Tipps

Start

Talstation Maria-Rickenbach / Talstation Brändlen (1,156 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.929739, 8.427198
DMS
46°55'47.1"N 8°25'37.9"E
UTM
32T 456395 5197515
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Destination

Talstation Maria-Rickenbach / Talstation Brändlen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

  • Zentralbahn from Lucerne towards Engelberg to Niederrickenbach Station (stop on request).
  • 2 minutes on foot to the Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach cable car valley station.Short waiting times up:
  • The journey times of the aerial cableway have been adapted to the ZB timetable.

Getting there

  • A2 from Lucerne direction Gotthard until exit Stans-Süd.
  • 3.5 km towards Engelberg, after Dallenwil turn left at the signpost to the valley station of the cable car Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach.

Parking

Sufficient parking available

Coordinates

DD
46.929739, 8.427198
DMS
46°55'47.1"N 8°25'37.9"E
UTM
32T 456395 5197515
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

LVS, Shovel, Probe, Airbag Backpack

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.6 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
1,247 m
Descent
1,221 m
Point-to-point Loop Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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