Winterberg ski holidays
Established in 1900 the German ski resort Winterberg lies at 640 metres altitude in the Sauerland / Waldecksches Upland region of the German Rothaargebirge. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 830m the area is not snow sure. Over 100 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 30km of trails, which equates to around 75 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Winterberg is Cologne at a distance of 145km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from January to March.
Alpine Downhill Runs
0 runs 0km
21 runs 18km
8 runs 18km
1 runs 4km
Skiing in Winterberg
30 pistes and trails means approximately 40km of runs. 20 Winterberg lifts have capacity to transport 15000 per hour. The longest run in the German ski resort is over 1.5km.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 45% intermediate, 45% advanced slopes and 10% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Winterberg after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Winterberg
Of the 20 ski lifts, 16 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Winterberg is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Winterberg Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
0 apres ski bars 1 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 4 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 3 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Bobsleigh, Curling, Luge, Squash, Indoor Tennis.
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"Winterberg" by any other name
The German resort is also known as and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Winterberg slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Winterberg has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Main Ski School in Winterberg
Winterberg ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Winterberg and has ? teachers teaching in Dutch, German and taking students from a minimum age of ?.? ? 2491
Winterberg for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Winterberg for intermediates gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Winterberg for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Winterberg for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Mountain & Snow Sports in Winterberg
Winterberg snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Winterberg: 220km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 220km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1.6km
Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Winterberg
Winterberg snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1.6km Paragliding schools: 1
Winterberg non skiing facilities also include Bobsleigh, Curling, Luge, Squash, Indoor Tennis.
Winterberg reviews, 1.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.