Winterberg, Germany

Ski winterberg

Nearest Airports

Cologne ?mins

Paderborn ?mins

Paderborn ?mins


Resorts Nearby

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.

SNO-man says

Winterberg's lifts are spread over several ski areas above local villages. They have been upgraded a great deal in recent years with high capacity chairlifts replacing predominantly surface lifts and a big investment in a state-of-the-art snowmaking system which covers much of the area. There's a challenging slope next to the bobsleigh-run (site of bob-world-championships). At weekends up to 50,000 skiers arrive from nearby German cities and over the borded from nearby Holland, there's a great party atmosphere in the evening. A large amount of terrain is also open up to 10pm at night for floodlit snow sports.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 21 runs 18km
45%  Advanced Trails
 8 runs 18km
45%  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 OpensJan 2018
Resort ClosesMar 2019
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs40km
total length of Winterberg trails
Longest Lift-Served Run1.5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation?
direction Winterberg area faces
Top Altitude830m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude640m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude640m
centre of Winterberg ski resort
Vertical Drop190m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 190m
can include extra hike up above top lift

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.

SNO-man says

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.

SNO-man says

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.

SNO-man says


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.
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