Oberstdorf - Ski Area Guide

Oberstdorf, Germany

Ski Resort in Bavarian Alps - 44km of Piste (830m to 2,220m)

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

 Oberstdorf Snow News

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Who is Oberstdorf good for?

Oberstdorf Ski Facts
Intermediate Skiers

Oberstdorf Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Oberstdorf
 3 Black Pistes (4km)
21Red Pistes (30km)
14Blue Pistes (10km)
44kmDownhill Pistes
70kmCross Country Pistes
26Ski Lifts

Oberstdorf Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Oberstdorf
1400mMax Vertical
2220mHighest Lift
830mLowest Piste
820mResort Altitude (Oberstdorf)


The German Ski Resort of Oberstdorf has direct access to 44km of downhill skiing, with 38 individual pistes, served by 26 ski lifts.

With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.

There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Oberstdorf are perfectly feasible. Memmingen Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding in Oberstdorf

650 metres skicross trail with half pipe

Oberstdorf in brief

Oberstdorf Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Oberstdorf Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Oberstdorf.

Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Mid April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Oberstdorf.

Oberstdorf Webcams

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Map of Oberstdorf

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Oberstdorf Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Oberstdorf is able to augment natural snow, on 2km of ski runs, with 10 Snow Cannons.

Oberstdorf Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 26 Ski Lifts of Oberstdorf are able to uplift 30,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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7nts CC, per person  inc. Flights


1nt RO, per night Room only

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Ski Resorts by Country

Which countries can you Ski or Board in?

  • Austria
  • France
  • Italy
  • Switzerland

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