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Where to ski next to Luzern?

Hi,
where are the best places to go skiing for a weekend next to Luzern?
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Old 23.09.2011, 09:23
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Re: Where to ski next to Luzern?

Engelberg. ;-)
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Re: Where to ski next to Luzern?

Another few minutes down the road is Meiringen/Hasliberg.

Also, you can check out www.bergfex.ch . It has a listing
of all the resorts.
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Re: Where to ski next to Luzern?

Engelberg is the easiest to get to, but also the busiest, and can be quite tough if you're a beginner as the runs are narrow with plenty of people on them.

Hasliberg is a great place, usually no so busy with some great runs, snowboarders beware for the flats though.

Melchsee frutt is another one, bit smaller, but cheaper, still one of my favourites despite so few runs.

Sorenberg is great for beginners, nearly all blue slopes, most going through the trees, very pretty, also, nearly all drag lifts, so snowboarders watch out.

If you have a car, Andermatt is accessible too.
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Melchsee frutt is another one, bit smaller, but cheaper, still one of my favourites despite so few runs.
That's one of the best nearby. Nice mix of blac and blue runs, carfree village, close to Lucerne, not as expensive, most slopes with northerly exposure = acceptable snow even when other resorts struggle.
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Sorenberg is great for beginners, nearly all blue slopes, most going through the trees, very pretty, also, nearly all drag lifts, so snowboarders watch out.
Seconded. Good for snowshoe hikes as well.
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Re: Where to ski next to Luzern?

Any chance of enjoying this lovely autumn first, please

But yes, I am really hoping for a great snowy winter from December onwards.
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Re: Where to ski next to Luzern?

Meiringen is only 10km away. Here you will see a map.
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Engelberg is the easiest to get to, but also the busiest, and can be quite tough if you're a beginner as the runs are narrow with plenty of people on them.

Hasliberg is a great place, usually no so busy with some great runs, snowboarders beware for the flats though.

Melchsee frutt is another one, bit smaller, but cheaper, still one of my favourites despite so few runs.

Sorenberg is great for beginners, nearly all blue slopes, most going through the trees, very pretty, also, nearly all drag lifts, so snowboarders watch out.

If you have a car, Andermatt is accessible too.
I can't add much to what cyrus says, except to say that Engelberg is actually quite good for beginners, with severa; good learning areas. What it's not so good for is folks who have skiied a week or three and want to progress without being overly challenged. Even then, there's enough if you have someone with you with the local knowledge, but not perhaps if you're on your own.
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Meiringen is only 10km away. Here you will see a map.
From Luzern? A little more than 10km, closer to 50km, if memory serves. Still not far, mind, and definitely worthwhile.
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Re: Where to ski next to Luzern?

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But yes, I am really hoping for a great snowy winter from December onwards.
I thought the same on another thread.

Talking about skiing now seems akin to talking about Christmas.

Autumn is actually one of my favourite seasons. Especially with the weather like it is at the moment.
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Any chance of enjoying this lovely autumn first, please

But yes, I am really hoping for a great snowy winter from December onwards.
We were saddened to learn that Engelberg won't be opening their glacier season this coming weekend as planned. We're hoping for snow soon, as I want to get some skiing in before a training course starting at the end of Oct :-}
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Re: Where to ski next to Luzern?

I agree with previous comments regarding Sorenberg. Great place and easy to get to on public transport from Luzern.

Lots of picturesque, forested run and the good think is that they all run relatively parallel so there is no hiking about to get on another run.

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