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Winterberg Ski Resort Guide

Winterberg, Germany

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length40km25 miles
Highest Lift830m2,723ft
Resort Height700m2,297ft
 Nearest AirportsPaderborn and Dortmund
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The ski area of Winterberg is at an altitude of 700m2,297ft, with 40km25 miles of marked runs.


Winterberg is part of the Wintersport Arena Sauerland ski area with access to 67km42 miles of downhill skiing, with 41 marked pistes, served by a total of 3 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Winterberg itself (40km25 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Wintersport Arena Sauerland ski resorts of Altastenberg, Postwiesen, Usseln, Willingen-Upland and Züschen.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Winterberg offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Winterberg is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Winterberg.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Winterberg?

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

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Ski Area Stats

Winterberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 4km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 8 18km11 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2118km11 miles
Total Length
40km25 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
220km137 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Wintersport Arena Sauerland Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Total Length
67km42 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Winterberg Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift830m2,723ft
Resort Altitude (Winterberg)700m2,297ft
Lowest Piste620m2,034ft
Max Vertical210m689ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Winterberg

Ski Hire in Winterberg

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Ski Lessons in Winterberg

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Winterberg Ski Schools and Winterberg Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Winterberg?

This ski resort is in Jagstzell, Ostalbkreis, Germany.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Winterberg is Paderborn, 65 minutes drive away.

Dortmund, Köln Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Frankfurt and Mannheim airports are all within three hours drive.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The 19 ski lifts are able to uplift 15,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 30km19 miles of ski runs, with 100 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Winterberg open?

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

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid March.

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

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