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Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf Ski Resort Guide

Oberstdorf, Germany

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length44km27 miles
Highest Lift2,220m7,283ft
Resort Height820m2,690ft
 Nearest AirportsMemmingen and St. Gallen-Altenrhein
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Oberstdorf

One of Germany's biggest and best known resorts, as well as its most southerly. Oberstdorf is popular with families year round. There are a wide range of sporting (and not sporting) alternatives to skiing. There are ski areas dotted all round the village. Ski jumping world-cup events are staged here annually. In 2005, the Nordic Ski World Championships took place in the resort for the second time since 1987.

The resort also offers:

•Germany’s longest downhill slope at the Nebelhorn cable lift (7.5 km!)

•The Söllereck lift is Germany’s longest continuous monocable lift with panorama cars providing a seating space for 6 persons and comfortable boarding for both young and old.

•Germany’s longest ski tow at the Höllwieslift

•Largest linked ski area on the northern side of the Alps at the Fellhorn and Kanzelwand

•Two-nation skiing region thanks to connection with the Kleinwalsertal in Austria

•Free travel by skibus

•Family-friendly ski areas with numerous skiing schools and kindergarten.

•Slopes galore: from nursery to FIS racing slopes

Summary

The German ski resort of Oberstdorf is in the Bavarian Alps at an altitude of 820m2,690ft, with 44km27 miles of marked runs.

Oberstdorf has direct access to 44km27 miles of downhill skiing, with 38 marked pistes, served by a total of 26 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,220m7,283ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

Oberstdorf offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Oberstdorf?

The next notable snow forecast is 5cm2in, expected on 4 November.

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1,079m3,540ft

Ski Area Stats

Oberstdorf Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 4km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2130km19 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1410km6 miles
Downhill
Total Length
44km27 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
70km43 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
26

Altitudes

Oberstdorf Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,220m7,283ft
Lowest Piste830m2,723ft
Resort Altitude (Oberstdorf)820m2,690ft
Max Vertical1,400m4,593ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Oberstdorf
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Oberstdorf Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Super-Buckel-piste'.

Snowboarding

650 metres skicross trail with half pipe

Location and Map

Where is Oberstdorf?

This ski resort is in the Bavarian Alps in Oberallgäu, Swabia, Germany.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Oberstdorf is Memmingen, 60 minutes drive away.

St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen, Innsbruck Airport, Zurich, Stuttgart and Munich airports are all within three hours drive.

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

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 26 ski lifts are able to uplift 30,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 2km1 miles of ski runs, with 10 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Oberstdorf open?

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

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid 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 Oberstdorf, 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.

Visit the Oberstdorf Tourist Office for the latest.

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