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Ruhpolding Ski Resort Guide

Ruhpolding, Germany

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length22km14 miles
Highest Lift1,670m5,479ft
Resort Height660m2,165ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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Year-round leisure resort centred on the traditional old village. Over 100 ski instructors teach cross-country and downhill technique. Off the slopes there is a good range of facilities including an indoor sports complex with pool.


The German ski resort of Ruhpolding is in the Bavarian Alps at an altitude of 660m2,165ft, with 22km14 miles of marked runs.

Ruhpolding has direct access to 22km14 miles of downhill skiing, with 18 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.


Ruhpolding offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.


Ruhpolding offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Ruhpolding?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Ruhpolding.

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Ski Area Stats

Ruhpolding Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
22km14 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
60km37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Ruhpolding Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,670m5,479ft
Lowest Piste660m2,165ft
Resort Altitude (Ruhpolding)660m2,165ft
Max Vertical1,010m3,314ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Ruhpolding
Expert Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Ruhpolding?

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


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Ruhpolding is Salzburg, 60 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, Munich, Linz, Klagenfurt, Memmingen and Bolzano 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.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 5,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 3 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Ruhpolding open?

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

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 Ruhpolding, 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 Ruhpolding Tourist Office for the latest.

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