Urner Haute Route

Andermatt - Engelberg

The Urner Haute Route, remote mountain terrain and big mountain skiing. This traverse is also known as the skiers haute route because of its high quality skiing during the tour.

Join us for a five day traverse through the mountains between Andermatt and Engelberg.

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The mountain terrain between Andermatt and Engelberg is huge. Many variations is possible. Depending on conditions, group size and the level of the group we choose the right route that fits best. Below is the classic route.

It’s preferable to stay in Engelberg the day before the tour starts. We will be back in Engelberg by lunch the last day of the tour. It’s possible to travel home in the afternoon.


Transfer from Engelberg to Realp, skinning up to Albert Heim hut, 2543m.


Climb up to Lochberg 3074m and skiing down to Göscheneralpsee. Overnight at Chelanalphütte, 2350m.


Big day on Sustenhorn, 3505m. Skiing down to Steingletscher Hotel where we spend the night.


Ascent of Fürfingersstock, 2993m, and skiing down to Sustlihütte, 2257m.


Ascent of Grassen, 2946m and ski descent down to Engelberg.

Dates for season 2024

11 – 15 Mars, 25 -29 Mars, 1 April – 5 April, 8 – 12 April


Please feel free to contact us about requests. Mars and April is good period of the season to do this tour.


Flight to Zürich. Train to Engelberg.


Mountain huts

Level required

Offpist & ski-touring skills. Endurance for Skitouring 5-7h/day and long descents.

Guide/Client ratio

We ski in small groups up to 6 clients per guide. If we are more than 6clients the trip is led by two UIAGM mountain guides. If you are alone and want to take part of a mixed coordinated group it’s usually also possible on chosen dates.


5 days


Mid Mars to mid April.


The skier needs a travel and accident insurance for the implementation of this activity.


1300 CHF/person. Including five touring days with UIAGM mountain guide.

Additional costs:

Travel to Engelberg/Realp. 4 nights in mountain hut half board(ca. 340CHF). Lunch and drinks. Rental equipment. Travel and rescue insurance.

Guide fee depends on
  • Type of activity and where
  • Course seriousness and difficulty
  • Course length (day tour or bivinights included)
  • If going alone or in a bigger group
  • If booking a single day or several days
  • High season or low season

The price is based on the recommended daily fee by the Swiss Bergführerverband, SBV.

Urner Haute Route equipment list

Please contact us if you need to rent anything of the list below. Crampons, ice-axe, harness rent price: 20 CHF/piece

Technical Equipment
  • Ski-touring equipment; skis, skins, ski-crampons, poles, ski-touring boots
  • Transceiver, probe, showel
  • Crampons, harness, ice-axe

Other Equipment
  • Backpack 35-40 liters
  • Headlamp
  • Warm hat & sunhat
  • Warm jacket
  • Underlayer, mid layer, extra socks
  • Jacket (wind and waterproof)
  • Trousers (wind and waterproof)
  • Thin and warm gloves
  • Ski-googles and sunglasses

  • Water bottle 1 liter
  • Thermos
  • Snacks, Bars
  • Blister kit & painkillers: Including Compeed blister plasters and elastoplast or similar
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs: If you sleep together in the dormitory at the mountain station and there is a lot of movement.
  • Sleeping sheet for the huts