Skiing around Lucerne

Surrounding Lucerne you'll find some of the most beautiful peaks in Switzerland. Most of them can be enjoyed by cable car. You can however also enjoy a hike up accompanied by stunning views. 

One of the easily accessible ski hills from Lucerne, Engelberg-Titlis is a must for all skiers and snowboarders. Boasting 82km of slopes and beautiful scenery from one of Central Switzerland’s most famous mountains, Titlis is the largest ski resort in Central Switzerland with plenty of on-piste and off-piste activities. Skiing is generally open from December to April, but atop the glacier can be accessible from October to May. Because Engelberg-Titlis is family-friendly, avoid the crowds by going during the week if possible as weekends can get quite busy! Importantly, students with the ‘StuCard’ from KantonalBank Lucerne will receive a discount if skiing on a weekday. Ticket prices for Adults (20+ years) start at 65CHF for a day but can be cheaper if under the age of 19.

Engelberg Titlis Lucerne

A beautiful mountain range located South-East of Lucerne, Andermatt is one of the best ski resorts for all levels of skiers near Lucerne. Known well for its off-piste and freeriding atmosphere, Andermatt has beautiful vistas with exciting verticals for freerider skiers. With over 120km of on-piste trails, most of them appeal to the beginner-intermediate level skier, with a variety of trails available to more advanced skiers looking to challenge the mountain. Regular admission to the mountain costs around 60CHF (it can vary depending on the day). Andermatt also offers a discount on select Wednesdays for 15CHF (10CHF + 5CHF deposit you get back at the end of the day).

First Ski Resort is located to the north east of Grindelwald and about a three-hour journey from Lucerne. Located in the Jungfrau region, First has plenty of runs for all levels of skiers, catering mostly to the beginner-intermediate levels with over 30km of beginner runs and 11km of intermediate-level runs. During the busy season, ticket prices are 65CHF for a regular adult day pass. The Jungfrau region is one of Switzerland’s most popular and attracts all levels of skiers and snowboarders. With plenty of restaurants to choose from both on the hill and in Grindelwald, enjoy a drink in the beautiful sunshine during a lively après-ski scene.

Grindelwald First Lucerne

Melchsee-Frutt - 1920m

Just 40 minutes away from Lucerne by car, Melchsee-Frutt is a great option for skiers who are looking for a flatter terrain. It has 14 different ski lifts and over 36 km of slopes this resort is considered one of the most frequented by citizens of Lucerne. Melchsee-Frutt also provides a Fruttli-Land kids area, a snow park for the avid freestylist, and a ski cross run that is sure to provide entertainment for even the most demanding skiers. There is a rental shop on site for those needing equipment and a ski school for anyone wanting a guide, or even a lesson! A popular draw is also the night sledging on Fridays and Saturdays running throughout the season. A single day adult pass (20+ years old) will cost 50CHF.

Klewenalp-Stockhutte – 1600m

Comprised of two areas, the Klewenalp and Stockhutte, this resort provides a fantastic panorama over Lake Lucerne. Over 40km of groomed pistes provide skiers with a variety of options ranging from all difficulties. Klewenalp offers a ‘Fun Experience Day’ package which includes rental equipment, an adult day ticket, a 2-hour lesson in the ski school, and lunch at one of the on-site restaurants for 149CHF. Another major attraction of this resort is the moonlight snowshoeing tour, which comes with the train ticket, guided tour, a fondue dinner, and rental equipment. Located as little as 75 minutes from Lucerne, this resort is a great option for skiers looking for nearby slopes! An adult day ticket will cost 51CHF for an all-access pass to the mountain.

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