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Detailed Mount Titlis timings | Ascent & descent hours

Mount Titlis opening hours

Engelberg - Trübsee cableway

Engelberg - Trübsee cableway

Trübsee, located at an elevation of about 1,800 meters above sea, is a mid-station on the way to the top of Mount Titlis. During the winters, Trübsee transforms into a winter wonderland, offering skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing opportunities while in summer, it becomes a base for hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities. The 8-person Titlis Xpress cable car will take you all the way up to Trübsee station in just about 10 minutes. The Engelberg-Trübsee cableway is open 365 days a year.

Operating hours 8:30am - 5.15pm, non-stop
Final ascent 5pm
Final descent 5:15pm

Rotair cable car schedule

Rotair cable car schedule

To reach Titlis station, you need to take the 8-person Titlis Xpress cable car from Engelberg to Stand station, and then switch to the Titlis Rotair revolving cable car from Stand station to Titlis.

Operating hours: 8:30am - 5: pm
Final ascent: 4 pm
Final descent: 5 pm

Note: The Titlis Rotair (Stand-Titlis cable car) is closed on the 8 and 9 April and from 4 to15 November 2024. This implies that you're only able to ascend halfway up the mountain using the cableway.

Ice Flyer schedule

Ice Flyer Mount Titlis

The Ice Flyer is a 6-seater chair lift designed to transport visitors across the glacier at Mount Titlis, providing a unique vantage point from which to view crevasses and ice falls. Its timings vary between winter and summer seasons.

Opening hours: 9:15am - 4pm
Final ascent: 4:05pm
Final descent: 4pm

Maintenance

The Ice Flyer chairlift will be closed from the 4 to 15 November 2024

Detailed schedule for other cableways of Mount Titlis

Titlis is buzzing with excitement, offering skiing at Gerschnialp and paragliding at Obertrübsee. If you're thinking of venturing around the summit, here's the lowdown on cableway schedules linking Engelberg to the lower slopes.

hiking

Engelberg - Gerschnialp

Gerschnialp, situated between Engelberg and the majestic Mount Titlis, provides a serene and beautiful backdrop that's perfect for a range of outdoor activities throughout the year. It's the perfect spot for hiking and picnicking during the summer and skiing or snowshoeing in the winter.

Operating hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Final ascent: 5:10pm
Final descent: 5:30 pm

Maintenance

The funicular is closed for renovation from 4 to 15 November.

8-person cable car

Älplerseil cable car timings

The Älplerseil is an 8-person cable car that provides a convenient and scenic connection between Untertrübsee and Obertrübsee, two stations located on the slopes beneath the towering Mount Titlis. These areas are known for hiking, picnicking, and even paragliding opportunities.

Operating hours: 8am to 5pm, every 30 minutes.
Final ascent: 5pm
Final descent: 5pm

Trübsee - Jochpass 4-seater chair lift

Trübsee - Jochpass 4-seater chair lift

Standing at an elevation of approximately 2,207 meters above sea level Jochpass is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts in the summer. It offers hiking trails for all levels, and mountain biking paths, and is also an ideal spot for paragliding. During the winter, it is the perfect spot for winter hiking, skiing, and snowboarding. To reach Jochpass station, you must take a 5-minute ride on a 4-seater chairlift from Trübsee.

Operating hours: 9am to 4:15pm
Final ascent: 4:15pm
Final descent: 4:15pm

Note: The Trübsee-Jochpass chair lift is closed from the 15 April to 14 June 2024.

Jochpass - Engstlen 6-seater chair lift

Jochpass - Engstlen 6-seater chair lift

Engstlenalp is a lesser-known gem, situated at an elevation of about 1,830 meters above sea level. It is renowned for its stunning alpine landscapes, including lush meadows, the crystal-clear Engstlenalp lake, and panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. It's a popular spot for hiking, fishing, mount ain biking and even skiing and snowshoeing. To reach here, you will need to take a 5-minute ride on the Jochpass chair lift from Trubsee. On arrival at the top, you will see the Engstlen chair lift.

Operating hours: 9:30am - 4pm
Final ascent: 4pm
Final descent: 4pm

Note: The Engstlen-Jochpass chair lift is closed from 8 April to 14 June 2024.

Best time to visit the Mount Titlis

Peak Season vs Low Season

Peak Season vs Low Season

Peak Season: December - March

Low Season: April - November

If you're a snow enthusiast, you'll want to aim for the peak season, which usually kicks off in December and wraps up around March. That's when the mountain is buzzing with excitement as people flock in for some epic skiing and snowboarding action. The slopes are alive with activity, and you'll find plenty of fellow snow lovers enjoying the winter wonderland.

Conversely, the low season occurs from April to November when the snow recedes, and the landscape transforms into verdant greenery, which is perfect for hiking and sightseeing. It's a bit quieter compared to the winter hustle and bustle, but that can be a nice change of pace if you're looking for some peace and tranquility.

Weekday vs Weekend

Weekday vs Weekend

Weekdays and weekends on Mount Titlis offer distinct experiences for visitors. During weekdays, especially outside of peak tourist seasons, the mountain tends to be less crowded, allowing for a more tranquil and relaxed atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking scenery, partake in outdoor activities, and explore the various attractions with fewer queues and less hustle and bustle.

Weekends tend to draw more people, making the experience at Titlis livelier. Sure, you might have to wait a bit longer for everything, but the mountain buzzes with excitement as more people dive into its attractions. Whether you're craving a quiet weekday retreat or a bustling weekend getaway, Mount Titlis has something for everyone, any day of the week.

How long should I spend at Mount Titlis?

Cliff Walk Suspension Bridge

Half day

If you wish to experience the main highlights of the summit without delving into more time-intensive activities like skiing or extensive hiking, a half-day is more than enough time for you to explore Titlis. Here's how you can spend your time to make the most of your visit:

  • Titlis Rotair Cable Car: Plan for about 45 minutes to enjoy this unique cable car ride. Consider allocating an extra 15-30 minutes for waiting times during peak hours.
  • Glacier Cave: Spend 15-30 minutes exploring the blue ice tunnels of the Glacier Cave.
  • Cliff Walk Suspension Bridge: Dedicate 15-30 minutes to walk across and enjoy the views from the Cliff Walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe.
  • Ice Flyer Chairlift: Take a ride on the Ice Flyer chairlift and enjoy a up-close view of the glacier park. The ride itself is about 15 minutes.
  • Snow Park: During the warmer months, if the Snow Park is open, you might want to allocate 2 hours here. Even a brief visit can be a lot of fun, with opportunities for tubing or sledding.
  • Dining with a view: If time allows, consider grabbing a bite at one of the mountaintop restaurants. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy local cuisine while surrounded by the stunning Alpine panorama.
Snowboarding

Full day

If you're interested in skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or snow tubing, these activities require several hours each, making a full day more appropriate. Additionally, if you want to explore the summit at a leisurely pace to absorb the scenery, take photographs, and possibly explore beyond the main attractions, you would benefit from a full day visit. Apart from the main attractions like the Rotair, Ice Flyer, Cliff Walk and Glacier Cave, here are some other things to try out:

  • Hiking: Start your day hiking one of Engelberg's scenic trails, allowing for 2 hours to immerse in the beauty of the alpine landscape.
  • Skiing/Snowboarding: Spend at least 3 hours skiing down the slopes of Engelberg, allowing ample time to carve through the powdery snow and enjoy the mountain scenery.
  • Snow Tubing: Allocate 2 hours for snow tubing adventures where you slide down the slopes for an exhilarating experience.
  • Trübsee Lake: Set aside an hour to soak in the serene ambiance of Trübsee Lake and to leisurely walk along its shores or engage in recreational activities like boating or fishing.
  • Engelberg Village: Reserve an hour or two in the evening to explore the charming Engelberg Village, indulging in local cuisine at cozy restaurants and strolling through its quaint streets.



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Frequently asked questions about Mount Titlis opening hours

How frequently do the rotating gondolas on the Rotair operate, and what is the duration of the full rotation?

The Rotair gondolas operate approximately every 30 minutes, offering visitors a unique experience atop Mount Titlis. The full rotation duration typically lasts around 5-6 minutes, providing ample time to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding alpine landscape.

Is there a recommended time to visit Trübsee Lake during the day, considering activities like fishing and boating?

For optimal fishing and boating experiences at Trübsee Lake, it's advisable to plan your visit during the early morning or late afternoon when the water tends to be calmer, enhancing your chances of a successful outing. Additionally, these times often offer beautiful lighting conditions for capturing scenic photographs of the lake and its surroundings.

Are there any restrictions or special timings for accessing specific attractions such as the Glacier Cave or Titlis Cliff Walk?

Usually there aren't any special timings. Access to specific attractions like the Glacier Cave or Titlis Cliff Walk typically follows the general operating hours of Mount Titlis. However, it's recommended to check for any specific restrictions or timings upon arrival, as occasional closures for maintenance or adverse weather conditions may occur. Additionally, during peak seasons, there might be queues or limited capacities, so arriving early or checking in advance can help ensure a smooth experience.

Are there any specific times during the day when ski lifts or slopes on Mount Titlis are less crowded?

Typically, ski lifts and slopes on Mount Titlis are less crowded during early morning hours just after opening and late afternoon as the day nears its end. Visitors often find fewer crowds during these times, providing more space to enjoy skiing or snowboarding without long queues or congestion on the slopes.

Is it a good idea to visit Mount Titlis on a public holiday?

Visiting Mount Titlis on a public holiday may lead to larger crowds and potentially longer wait times for activities and facilities, so it's advisable to plan accordingly and be prepared for increased tourist traffic.

Is there a time limit on my visit?

There isn't a strict time limit on your visit to Mount Titlis, but it's recommended to plan your activities and allocate enough time to fully enjoy the attractions and experiences available on the mountain.