A small resort with stunning views over Lake Lucerne towards the Rigi and Mythen. Conveniently located for a day trip from Luzern or for a short family break, it is best visited when there is good snow cover as there are no snow cannons and limited piste preparation facilities.
|Resorts||Klewenalp, Stockhütte, Emmetten, Beckenried|
|Ski Region||Central Switzerland|
|Top run (m)||2001|
Klewenalp is a small, car-free resort, with beautiful views over Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne). When snow conditions are good it fully justifies an outing from Luzern, and makes a good alternative at busy weekends and half-terms to Engelberg. The resorts serving the ski area include the small communities of Klewenalp (1600m) and Stockhütte (1279m), served by cable cars from the larger villages of Emmetten (755m) and Beckenried (455m) . Emmetten or Beckenried are both served by Postbus, while Beckenried is also accessible by ferry. The runs to Emmetten and Beckenried are rated as yellow ski routes and can be avoided by taking the cable cars back down. A fun park is located on the ski lift Klewes Ergglen.
This area is best for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, families or mixed groups. There are plenty of other things to do on the mountain, with a good selection of mountain restaurants, a Nordic trail, “airboarding”, four toboggan runs (one of which is 9km long), several winter walking trails and boat trips to various places including Luzern.
A Central Switzerland season ski pass covers Klewenalp as well as another 14 ski areas, including Engelberg and Andermatt. A day pass costs around SFr 45 for adults, SFr 25 for children (free for children under 6), and there are creche facilities and a ski school.
The best way to access the winter sports facilities at Klewenalp is to take a train from Luzern to Stans, then take a bus from outside the station to Beckenried Post, opposite the ferry mooring. The train and the bus each take about 20 minutes and their timetables are co-ordinated with each other. The cable car is a short walk up from the bus stop. The bus goes on to Emmetten, and on your return journey you might prefer to finish your day there to pick up the return bus.
There is parking at the base stations.