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Backcountry Skiing
8.0 km
Travel time
1 h
Tour details
Tour details
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Engelberg -Titlis Tourismus
Photo: Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
The Galtiberg Freeride run is part of the BIG 5 of Engelberg and is considered the king's run due to its length.

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.


  • 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

Technical details

Tour type
Backcountry Skiing
Starting point
Titlis mountain station
Point of arrival
Valley station Fürenalp
4 / 6
2 m
1959 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April
Klein Titlis-Galtigletscher-Galtiberg-Bödmen-Herrenrüti-Fürenalp valley station
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

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

Author’s advice

Safe powder fun at the Snow & Safety Days.

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Good to know

Parking spaces are available in Engelberg for a fee.
Arrival / Return journey
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.
Accessible by bus and train
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.
Further information & links

Safety tips

Avalanche courses

Freeride info

Mountain guide office

Prices mountain railways