Ski in Winterberg, Germany

Winterberg - Ski Resort and Snow Summary

Winterberg - German Ski Resort (620m to 830m)

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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Winterberg Ski Facts

Winterberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Winterberg
 1 Black Piste (4km)
 8 Red Pistes (18km)
21Blue Pistes (18km)
220kmCross Country Pistes
19Ski Lifts

Winterberg Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Winterberg
210mMax Vertical
830mHighest Lift
700mResort Altitude (Winterberg)
620mLowest Piste


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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Winterberg Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Winterberg is able to augment natural snow, on 30km 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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  • Austria
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