Brisen Tour

Ski Touring
10.6 km
Travel time
approx. 3 ½ h
Tour details
Tour details
Brisen Tour
The Brisen tour is one of the most popular tour destinations in the region with its magnificent panoramic views and descents.
The pyramid-shaped peak of Brisen, which dominates the entire region, can be seen from afar and is one of the most popular destinations in Central Switzerland. The panoramic view and the wonderful descents are unique. The tour can be shortened with the Haldigrat chairlift. The ski tour from Brändlen to Haldigrat is a real insider tip. While most hikers and freeriders go up with the Maria-Niederrickenbach cable car, from the small Brändlen cable car you can enjoy absolute peace and quiet and a fantastic view in the direction of Bannalp. Once on the Haldigrat, the tour continues over the striking north-west ridge to the summit. You will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the Mittelland. The descent leads either to Gitschenen in the Isenthal, into the north-western flank of the Brisens to the Haldigrat valley station or then via Steinalper-Jochli to the SAC Brisenhaus / Niederrickenbach.

Technical details

Tour type
Ski Touring
Starting point
Talstation Maria-Rickenbach / Talstation Brändlen
Point of arrival
Talstation Maria-Rickenbach / Talstation Brändlen
6 / 6
1247 m
1221 m
Best Time of Year
January, February, March, December
Safety information

Safety tips for off-piste skiing

  • Please note that you are travelling at your own risk.
  • A ski tour must be carefully planned.
  • Appropriate equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, airbag) and clothing are essential safety factors.
  • The local ski and mountain guides will take you safely to your destination and back home.
  • Emergency call REGA telephone number 1414
LVS, Shovel, Probe, Airbag Backpack
Author’s advice
A stop at the mountain inn Haldigrat is worthwhile, there are also overnight accommodations.
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Good to know

Sufficient parking available
Arrival / Return journey
  • A2 from Lucerne direction Gotthard until exit Stans-Süd.
  • 3.5 km towards Engelberg, after Dallenwil turn left at the signpost to the valley station of the cable car Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
  • Zentralbahn from Lucerne towards Engelberg to Niederrickenbach Station (stop on request).
  • 2 minutes on foot to the Dallenwil-Niederrickenbach cable car valley station.Short waiting times up:
  • The journey times of the aerial cableway have been adapted to the ZB timetable.
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Safety Tipps