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Winterberg Ski Resort Guide

Winterberg, Germany

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Winterberg Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders 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 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.

Winterberg Summary

The German ski resort of Winterberg is at an altitude of 700m2,297ft, with 40km25 miles of marked runs.

Winterberg has direct access to 40km25 miles of downhill skiing, with 21 marked pistes, served by a total of 19 ski lifts.

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

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 Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Winterberg?

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

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Winterberg

Ski Area Stats

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
Total Length
40km25 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
220km137 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Winterberg Altitudes

Winterberg Ski Area Height

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

Winterberg Rated

Ratings for Winterberg

Location and Map

Where is Winterberg?

Winterberg is in Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg, Germany.

Map of Winterberg

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How to get to Winterberg

 By Air

The nearest airports to Winterberg are Paderborn, Dortmund and Köln Bonn. There are seven airports 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 of Winterberg are able to uplift 15,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Winterberg is able to make snow, on 30km19 miles of ski runs, with 100 snow cannons.

Winterberg Season Dates

When is Winterberg open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Winterberg.

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

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Winterberg.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Winterberg, 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.

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Winterberg Webcams

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