Berchtesgadener Land, Germany

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Berchtesgadener Land ski holidays

Established in ? the German ski resort Berchtesgadener Land lies at 630 metres altitude in the Oberbayern region of the German Bavarian Alps. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1800m the area is not snow sure. Over 3 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 5.5km of trails, which equates to around 70 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Berchtesgadener Land is Salzburg ( Austria ) at a distance of 25km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Berchtesgaden is a key Bavarian resort, active year-round, with six ski centres nearby. It has formerly put in bids to stage the Winter Olympics. A very pretty village with excellent accommodation and dining options. The resort includes the village of Schönau am Konigsee, a small centre included in the area lift pass. It has small drag lifts on the wooded slopes above the village, close to the Jenner ski area. Jenner itself has the main slopes of the five main Berchtesgaden ski areas, being cable-car served. The lift pass covers most other lifts in the area on either side of the border and accommodation and extensive off-slope facilities are available in Berchtesgaden. The Federal training centre for German women's Alpine skiing and snowboarding is located at Goetschen.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 18 runs 12km
31%  Advanced Trails
 15 runs 28km
60%  Expert Trails
 1 runs 4km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€? - €?
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2015
Resort ClosesApr 2016
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs44km
total length of Berchtesgadener Land trails
Longest Lift-Served Run6km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationN, S
direction Berchtesgadener Land area faces
Top Altitude1800m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude630m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude630m
centre of Berchtesgadener Land ski resort
Vertical Drop1170m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 1170m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Berchtesgadener Land

34 pistes and trails means approximately 44km of runs. 29 Berchtesgadener Land lifts have capacity to transport 16500 per hour. The longest run in the German ski resort is over 6km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 31% intermediate, 60% advanced slopes and 9% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Skiabfahrt nach Bischofswiesen run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Berchtesgadener Land

Of the 29 ski lifts, 23 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Berchtesgadener Land is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 2 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 120 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Berchtesgadener Land Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

10 apres ski bars 70 restaurants 1 bowling 5 night club 2 cinema 1 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 3 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 1 hot tubs 1 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 2 sleigh rides 1 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 2 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Ballooning, Bavarian Evenings, Beauty Salon, Boating, Bobsleigh, Bowling, Brewery, Concerts Curling Deer Feeding, Distillery, Eagles Nest Excursion, Fitness Centre, Folklore Evenings, Ice Hockey, Luge, Royal Palace, Salt Mines Visit Squash, Indoor.

SNO-man says


Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

"Berchtesgadener Land" by any other name

The German resort is also known as Jenner, Götschen, Hochschwarzeck, Obersalzberg, Rossfeld and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Berchtesgadener Land 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. Berchtesgadener Land has slopes facing N, S.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Berchtesgadener Land

Berchtesgadener Land ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Treff Aktiv and has ? teachers teaching in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 66710

Berchtesgadener Land for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Berchtesgadener Land for intermediates  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Berchtesgadener Land for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Berchtesgadener Land for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Berchtesgadener Land

Berchtesgadener Land snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Berchtesgadener Land: 83.7km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 28.8km     Intermediate XC Trails: 34.7km   Difficult XC Trails: 11.2km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 2

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 15.5km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Berchtesgadener Land

Berchtesgadener Land snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 1

Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 15.5km Paragliding schools: 2

Berchtesgadener Land non skiing facilities also include Ballooning, Bavarian Evenings, Beauty Salon, Boating, Bobsleigh, Bowling, Brewery, Concerts Curling Deer Feeding, Distillery, Eagles Nest Excursion, Fitness Centre, Folklore Evenings, Ice Hockey, Luge, Royal Palace, Salt Mines Visit Squash, Indoor.

Berchtesgadener Land reviews, 2.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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