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Winterberg - Ski Area Guide

Winterberg, Germany

Ski Resort (620m2,034ft to 830m2,723ft). Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

The ski area of Winterberg is little known outside the country but despite having a small vertical of less than 200m is one of the country’s most popular and operates the most modern lifts.

Part of the centre’s success is due to its location in the North West of the country, unlike most other famous German ski areas on the southern border in the Alps. Instead it is close to several major German cities, including Cologne, and the Dutch border, which sees up to 50,000 skiers and boarders arriving for evening and weekend skiing.

The resorts lifts were once largely separate drag lifts operating in multiple small villages making up the area, but increasingly these have been inter-connected and with hi-tec, hi-speed detachable chairlifts.

In fact the resort’s chairlifts, most of them detachable, including five six and eight seat detachable chairlifts, is the greatest collection of chairlifts and detachable chairlifts at any German resort.

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Ratings for Winterberg

Winterberg Ski Area

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

Winterberg Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Winterberg
Max Vertical210m689ft
Highest Lift830m2,723ft
Resort Altitude (Winterberg)700m2,297ft
Lowest Piste620m2,034ft
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The German Ski Resort of Winterberg has direct access to 21 individual pistes, served by 19 ski lifts.

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

There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Winterberg are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Winterberg

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

Snowboarding in Winterberg

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

Winterberg in brief

Winterberg Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Ok for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.

Winterberg Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Winterberg.

Usual opening - Mid Dec.

Usual closing - Mid March.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Winterberg.

Winterberg Webcams

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Where is Winterberg?

Map showing location of Winterberg

Winterberg Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Winterberg is able to augment natural snow, on 30km19 miles of ski runs, with 100 Snow Cannons.

Winterberg Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 19 Ski Lifts of Winterberg are able to uplift 15,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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