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Skiing Engelberg?

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I have some friends coming over they got a great deal for a hotel including ski passes. They are wondering if anyone has any recommendations for places in that area to hire ski's etc from. Also any good instructors for a couple of lessons, they have all skied before just want a refresher.
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Old 08.02.2011, 17:32
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Hey,

I have some friends coming over they got a great deal for a hotel including ski passes. They are wondering if anyone has any recommendations for places in that area to hire ski's etc from. Also any good instructors for a couple of lessons, they have all skied before just want a refresher.
I believe Trubsee (lower part ) and Titlis (higher mountain) are very populair there, not sure if you can rent gear up there or not.

I haven't come accross any shops in Engelberg that do so..

Tell them to bring their camera, stunning views when you go up the mountain with the 2 cablecars..
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Old 08.02.2011, 17:52
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Re: Skiing Engelberg?

You can rent equipment from a shop almost opposite Engelberg train station (on Bahnhofstrasse).

We got an instructor from http://www.prime-engelberg.ch/en/ski...i-guiding.html which is right opposite the station.
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Re: Skiing Engelberg?

There's a big ski shop by the parking lot right at the base of the main Titlus gondola -- I want to say it's an Intersport from memory, but don't quote me on that. In any case, it's just at the base of the mountain and they should be able to sort you out with whatever you need.
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Re: Skiing Engelberg?

Last weekend there was good skiing to be had, high on the mountain, plus the x country skiing in the valley had perfect conditions. It's just a few metres to the hire shop and to the ski school centre, from the station, with several choices of types of skis - I think they start at 25chf per day and go up, depending on the type.
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Re: Skiing Engelberg?

There are several ski hire shops...you can get a list from the tourist website, under the section 'sports shops'.

http://engelberg-titlis.ch/index.php?id=58&lang=en#site$en/info/sports_shops$

If you hire your ski gear from Intersport, they have a base in the town centre, and another at the bottom of the ski lifts, and you can return your gear at either....I would advise you to mark your stuff with a removable label because someone switched our child's skis whilst they were having lunch, and with so much hire gear it can be hard to work out what belongs where - but apart from not being able to cross-match the barcode on the gear, they said it happens often and not to worry...
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Re: Skiing Engelberg?

We went skiing last weekend in Engelberg for the first time and had a great experience. The ski shop at the bottom of the gondola/cable cars is an Intersport and I think there is a 15% discount off their gear on your train ticket if you buy train tickets to Engelberg as well. It's very convenient and the Engelberg ski school has a counter inside the Intersport where you can sign up and pay for lessons. I took a lesson with them last week (although it was a beginner's lesson) and it was fantastic.

http://www.skischule-engelberg.ch/index.php?page=663
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Old 08.02.2011, 22:01
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Re: Skiing Engelberg?

How much was the ski and boot hire there, do you know?

The private tuition (170 CHF for 2 hours) is the same as the school I used although they charged an extra 30 CHF as there were two of us. Total beginners. It must be a boring job for ski instructors to take on total beginners like us! Two hours spent watching us try to put on and take off skis, stand on a hill without sliding down, oh look he slid down, fell down, this is how to get up etc ;)
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Re: Skiing Engelberg?

The Engelberg ski school had the same 30 CHF charge for every additional member in the private lesson. I had booked with the Engelberg school because it had been recommended to me by a friend, but I found the Prime ski school later and compared prices -- they seemed to generally be the same.

The Intersport rent prices: http://www.titlis-sport.ch/en/store/rent.html There are pdf files with the price lists at the bottom of the page.

Keep in mind, when we went, we were automatically given the "Economy" (mid level) equipment. When we asked for the "Budget" equipment (we're not serious skiers and wouldn't really know the difference), the guy just shrugged and told us they don't really have much of that equipment. I'm not sure if it had already been rented out, or they don't really carry it, but either way, the lowest prices are probably not accurate.
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Re: Skiing Engelberg?

I don't know if my place had a range or not; we just said we wanted skis and boots as total beginners and it came to 94 CHF total (two people, one day's hire).
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