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Ski resorts in Germany


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There are a number of diverse ski resorts in Germany that attract ski fans from all over the world. Especially the Alps and the German Mittelgebirge (low mountain ranges) are popular among winter sport enthusiasts – as they practically lay just outside the front door. Whether Bavarian Forest, Black Forest, Ore Mountains, Sauerland, Harz or Fichtel Mountains – Germany’s ski resorts are easily accessible and, compared to other countries, quite cheap.
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The 10 Most Beautiful ski resorts in Germany

Pistenplan Skigebiet Homberg-Ziegenhelle
Ski Resort · Rothaar
The Homberg-Ziegenhelle ski area is a family ski area in the Hochsauerland district with a wide range of activities for young and old. You can let off steam on the easy and intermediate slopes as well as on the fast snow tubing track;
Doppelsesselbahn Rehefeld
Ski Resort · Ore Mountains
Altenberg / Rehefeld - Zaunhaus
Pistenplan Glück-Auf Skigebiet Langewiese
Ski Resort · Rothaar
Glück-Auf Ski Area Langewiese
Our ski area „Glück auf“ – formerly also called Höhenhang – is one of the highest ski areas in the Sauerland. At 700 m above sea level, directly on the Rothaarsteig, we offer two anchor lifts and a toboggan lift, four slopes with different levels of difficulty, a floodlit slope, ski hut, ski school and free parking directly at the ski area. Skiing enthusiasts are also in good hands with us.
Winter panorama
Ski Resort · Allgaeu Alps
The Hochgrat ski area is located in the middle of the Nagelfluhkette and is accessed from Oberstaufen. Advanced skiers who prefer steeper descents will get their money's worth on the two challenging ski routes. Tobogganers will be delighted with the toboggan run that leads from the mountain station of the Hochgratbahn in a wide arc down to the valley.
Panorama of ski slopes
Ski Resort · Allgaeu Alps
Skiarena Steibis
Winter sports enthusiasts will find over 20 kilometers of slopes of varying difficulty in the Steibis ski arena. Thanks to the altitude of up to 1500 m, the skiing area near Oberstaufen is particularly snow-sure. The modern snow-making facilities contribute to this. Skiing beginners can take part in a skiing course and the little guests are looked after in the “Skikinderland Imberg.”
Ski Resort · Sauerland
Skigebiet Lennestadt- Halberbracht
Skilift, Rodelhang, gespurte Loipen
Ski Resort · Rothaar
Skigebiet Sternrodt in Olsberg-Bruchhausen
Am Nordhang des höchsten Sauerländer Berges gelegen, bietet der Sternrodt am Langenberg (843 m) alpine Gipfelgenüsse für alle.
Ski Resort · Sauerland
Panorama-Skigebiet Wildewiese
Skifahren in Sundern!
Ski Resort · Sauerland
Wildewiese Sport- und Freizeit GmbH
Wir in Sundern!
Ski Resort · Bavarian Alps
Winklmoos-Alm/ Steinplatte
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Skiing in Germany's low mountain ranges

Do you want to find an alternative to skiing in the Alps? Come and visit the ski resorts of Germany’s lower mountain ranges! The downhills are usually not as long and not very steep, but ideal for one-day-family-trips.

Among the most popular low mountain ranges are the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg as well the Bavarian Forest. Both regions offer multiple smaller ski resorts with easier slopes. But also advanced winter sport fans will find a few challenges here. Felsberg (1493) in the Black Forest and Großer Arber (1455 m) in the Bavarian Forest even have some FIS downhill courses (International Ski Federation).

The people of Central Germany prefer the ski resorts in Sauerland near Winterberg, Willingen, Oberwiesenthal.

Germany's biggest ski resorts

When you search for the biggest ski resorts, you will easily find yourself in the Alps. More specifically, the Bavarian Alps. Among the biggest and most popular are Garmisch-Partenkirchen with Zugspitze, Winklmoosalm-Steinplatte and Oberstdorf.

The ski resort Garmisch-Classic includes three mountains: Hausberg, Kreuzeck and Alpspitze. Thus, a great range of slopes spread in a relatively small space surrounded by a spectacular mountain landscape. The advanced downhill slopes are considered to be among the toughest downhills worldwide – such as the legendary Kandahar course.

The ski resort Winklmoosalm-Steinplatte near Reit im Winkl in the Chiemgauer Alps has one of Germany’s longest slopes: the “Seegatterl” leads on a 9 km long downhill course through the German-Austrian ski resort.

Moreover, Oberstdorf im Allgäu is one of Germany’s most popular winter sport regions with about 130 km of slopes. The border crossing ski organization “Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal” consists of five ski resorts with Nebelhorn, Fellhorn/Kanzelwand and Söllereck on the German side.

Skiing in the German Alps

If you do not want to miss the alpine feeling you should visit the Bavarian Alps and its many ski resorts. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Spitzingsee-Tegernsee, Reit im Winkl and Bauneck/Lenggries are among the most popular and most visited regions.

Many winter sport fans want to experience skiing on Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze (2962 m), where they are rewarded with a significant sight over the Alps. Roughly 300 m beneath the peak the Zugspitze glacier presents the highest German ski resort with beautiful slopes for all skill levels.


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