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Ski and snowboard 40 km of piste in Klewenalp between 1279-2001m


small resort above the villages of Beckenried and Emmetten, Klewenalp has stunning views over Lake Lucerne towards the Rigi and the Mythens. it is very conveniently located for a day trip from Luzern or from the towns and cities of Northern Switzerland. There is a very long series of toboggan runs, airboarding, extensive scenic winter walks, good snowshoe trails and some lovely pistes . Unfortunately the section above Stockhütte and access from Klewenalp to the main runs still relies on surface lifts, there are a few flats (notably going in the direction of Klewenalp from Stockhütte), and there is no provision for snow-making - although the largely North-facing slopes do have a good snow record. If you find yourself ending the day in the charming village of Emmetten, there is usually a shuttle bus back to Beckenried, plus the scheduled post bus runs frequently to Beckenried and on to Stans.

Ski and Snowboard Klewenalp

If you do not want to take part in any skiing or snowboarding activities, there are plenty of other activities to do in the mountains. The scenery is spectacular, there are a few mountain restaurants and some excellent winter walks. In addition there is the fabulous 9km toboggan run from Klewenalp to Stockhütte-Emmetten and the tough 4km airboard and toboggan run near the Chälen chairlift.

Best of the Slopes

There is a good long run starting with blue runs down from Twäregg, continuing after Stockhütte (keep to skiers right) with a trail down to Emmetten. It is also possible to get down to Beckenried along a couple of trails, conditions permitting, after the lovely red run (avoid the blue one) from Chäleneg via Tannebüel - a vertical drop of over 1500m. There is a lot of gentle off-piste if you turn left out of the modern Chälenegg chairlift.

Where to Eat and Party

The Panorama Schneebar above Klwenalp is the liveliest place on the mountain. For a drink and a cigarette, you can wait for a bus in Emmetten right opposite the stop in the friendly Hotel Engel.

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Getting There

By Public Transport

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Beckenried, Post. The bus stop is 3 minutes from the cable car. Follow the signs. The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass. Click here for details of the Swiss Railways discount scheme.

  • From Zurich the least travel time is 1 hr 53 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Luzern / Stans.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 1 hr 53 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Luzern / Stans.
  • From Berne the least travel time is 1 hr 57 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Luzern / Stans.

By Road

Park at valley station in Beckenried (or Emmetten) to visit car-free Klewenalp.

Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 83 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 10 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 127 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 35 mins.
  • The road distance from Berne is around 144 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 50 mins.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 307 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 30 mins.

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Nearby Resorts

Destinations in the region include Melchsee-Frutt.

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