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Winterberg

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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Winterberg

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.

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

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

Snowboarding

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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Winterberg?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm1in, expected on 6 December.

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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
Downhill
Total Length
40km25 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
220km137 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
19

Altitudes

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
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Location and Map

Where is Winterberg?

This ski resort is in Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg, Germany.

Map

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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.

Infrastructure

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.

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.

Visit the Winterberg Tourist Office for the latest.

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