Laub, Engelberg

Backcountry Skiing
3.2 km
Travel time
approx. 0 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Laub, Engelberg

The Laub, the classic among the freeride runs, captivates by its width and belongs to the famous BIG 5 in Engelberg.

The large slope "Laub" 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.


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

Technical details

Tour type
Backcountry Skiing
Starting point
Mountain station Laubersgrat
Point of arrival
0 / 6
1 m
1194 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, April, December
Safety information

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 snow fun in powder snow at the Snow & Safety Days.

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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

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