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Berchtesgadener Land

Berchtesgadener Land Ski Resort Guide

Berchtesgadener Land, Germany

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length40km25 miles
Highest Lift1,800m5,906ft
Resort Height540m1,772ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Linz
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Berchtesgadener Land

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.

Summary

The German ski resort of Berchtesgadener Land is in the Bavarian Alps at an altitude of 540m1,772ft, with 40km25 miles of marked runs.

Berchtesgadener Land has direct access to 40km25 miles of downhill skiing, with 25 marked pistes, served by a total of 30 ski lifts.

Skiing

Berchtesgadener Land offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Berchtesgadener Land?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 5 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Berchtesgadener Land Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 4km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1528km17 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1812km7 miles
Downhill
Total Length
40km25 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
13km8 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
30

Altitudes

Berchtesgadener Land Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,800m5,906ft
Lowest Piste600m1,969ft
Resort Altitude (Berchtesgadener Land)540m1,772ft
Max Vertical1,260m4,134ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Berchtesgadener Land
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Berchtesgadener Land Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Berchtesgadener Land is 6km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Skiabfahrt nach Bischofswiesen'.

Snowboarding

At Rossfeld ski Centre there is a Funpark for snowboarders only and a Snowboard Park with half or quarter pipe, funbox and high jump. The Federal training centre for German women's Alpine skiing and snowboarding is located at Goetschen.

Location and Map

Where is Berchtesgadener Land?

This ski resort is in the Bavarian Alps in Elektrostal, Upper Bavaria, Germany.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Berchtesgadener Land is Salzburg, 24 minutes drive away.

Linz, Innsbruck Airport, Munich, Klagenfurt, Memmingen and Ljubljana airports are all within three hours drive.

Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 30 ski lifts are able to uplift 17,600 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 3 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Berchtesgadener Land open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Early April (Closes last weekend of March or first weekend of April).

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Berchtesgadener Land, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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