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Winterberg Ski Resort

Winterberg 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 AirportsKöln Bonn and Düsseldorf
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Winterberg at a glance

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.

 When will it snow in Winterberg?

The next notable snow forecast for Winterberg is 2cm1in, expected on 30 October.

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Winterberg Facts, Stats and Ratings

Winterberg Rated

Ratings for Winterberg
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

How High is Winterberg?

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

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

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

The German Ski Resort of 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.

On the Mountain

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.

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.

Snow Making

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

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Where is Winterberg?

Winterberg is in Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg, Germany.

How can I get to Winterberg?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Winterberg are Köln Bonn, Düsseldorf and Hannover. There are four airports within three hours drive.

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