Greet the cold season with a holiday home for winter sports in Germany

Surprise your family with a winter holiday this year, check out our great deals and book a holiday home in a nice ski resort in Germany. Let the winter fun begin! Read more

Ski resorts in Germany

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City Resort altitude Total ski lifts Slope length Night skiing
Garmisch Partenkirchen 700 - 2720 m 33 11 km  42 km  6 km View
Oberstdorf 815 - 815 m 28 10 km  30 km  4 km View
Feldberg 950 - 1450 m 35 7 km  15 km  5 km View
Winterberg 600 - 700 m 22 14 km  11 km  2 km View
Willingen 500 - 800 m 16 9 km  8 km  1 km View

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German ski areas are an ideal winter sports destination for families with small children. However, beginners and intermediate skiers of all ages will also find ski areas that are a perfect fit, as well as the expert skiers and adrenaline junkies.

Enjoy the country's most beautiful winter resorts, the traditional Christmas markets, the fun apres-ski facilities, entertainment and ski schools for the little ones, wellness facilities and the unique ambiance all around.

From the Alps to the Black Forest, whether you are a fan of downhill skiing or cross country skiing through wonderful picturesque landscapes, Germany will not disappoint you.

Where to go for a winter sports holiday in Germany

Germany is home to gold medalists when it comes to skiing, bobsledding and other winter sports, so it is not at all surprising that it has some great places for such sports.

The country hosts over 290 ski resorts, and almost half of them are in Bavaria. Outside of Bavaria, there are also winter sports spots in places such as Sauerland, the Harz, the Black Forest.

Check out some of these popular resorts:

🎿 Winterberg

Winterberg is a very popular resort with very modern ski lifts, offering overall:

  • 21 pistes and 19 ski lifts
  • ideal pistes for beginners, snowboarders, experts and intermediates
  • 220 km of cross country trails
  • a Snow Park for snowboarders
  • various winter sports activities
  • the Fort Fun Adventure Park, the Panorama Erlebnis Brücke
  • the city spa Schorn
  • Nordic walking, horse-drawn sleigh rides

There are 100 snow cannons, and the 19 ski lifts are able to uplift 15,000 skiers / hour. The ski season is usually between mid December and mid March.

🎿 Willingen

Willingen is famous for its annual ski jump World Cup, it is particularly popular with Dutch skiers, and it provides great facilities and services for tourists:

  • 13 pistes, 13 ski lifts
  • pistes that are great for beginners, snowboarders, intermediates
  • 15 km of downhill skiing
  • 60 km of cross-country skiing trails
  • two airports within two hours drive
  • great apres-ski facilities
  • toboggan runs, the ice sport arena
  • night skiing, 6 km of floodlit slopes

Willingen is the biggest and most diverse ski center in North-Western Germany, ideal for people of all ages.

🎿 Ruhpolding

Ruhpolding is a very popular resort in Bavaria, where tourists can enjoy:

  • 18 pistes, 12 ski lifts
  • pistes that are ideal for beginners, snowboarders
  • more than 100 ski instructors
  • an indoor sports complex with pool
  • four airports within two hours drive

The 12 ski lifts of Ruhpolding are able to uplift 5,000 skiers/hour and there are 3 snow cannons.

🎿 Braunlage

Braunlage is the birthplace of skiing in the Harz mountains, offering:

  • 6 pistes and 4 ski lifts
  • pistes that are great for beginners, snowboarders, intermediates
  • 20 km of downhill skiing
  • 45 km of cross country skiing
  • a dedicated slope for Snow Tubing
  • ski school, ski jump, ski rental shops, a Ski Museum in the area

Braunlage offers good views of Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz region. It is a comfortable and entertaining resort.

🎿 Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf is one of the country’s top ski resorts, and it will provide tourists with:

  • 38 pistes, 26 ski lifts
  • 76 km of cross country trails
  • 3 airports within two hours drive
  • international ski jumping competitions
  • family-oriented facilities
  • free travel by skibus
  • slopes galore: from nursery to FIS racing slopes
  • ski schools, kindergartens
  • ice skating, curling
  • one of the largest winter hiking trail networks in the Alps
  • tobogganing, snow biking, snowboarding

The resort is a family-friendly ski area with numerous skiing schools and kindergartens. The skiing season last from early December to mid April.

🎿 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a charming little town with incredible facilities, located beneath Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze. It offers facilities such as:

  • 43 pistes and 38 ski lifts
  • pistes that are great for experts, intermediates and for snowboarders
  • four airports within two hours drive
  • over a dozen separate ski areas
  • over 280 km of trails overall
  • the highest skiing area and the country's only glacier skiing at Zugspitze
  • restaurants, bars, clubs, cinemas, concerts, a casino, etc.

The 38 ski lifts of Garmisch-Partenkirchen are able to uplift 50,000 skiers per hour and there are 25 Snow Cannons here. The season lasts from early December to early May.

Christmas spirit and winter fun in Germany

Christmas in Germany means among many other things, beautiful Christmas Markets. Every German city celebrates this season, and this year, you can combine your Christmas holiday in Germany with some winter sports fun too.

One of the most famous Christmas markets in Germany is in Munich, a city that also has lots to offer in matters of culture and history. From here, you can easily get to skiing resorts such as Schliersee, Tegernsee or Aschau im Chiemgau.

From the Oberwiesenthal ski area in Saxony you can easily get to Dresden, where you will find the oldest Christmas Market. Nearby is the historic Leipzig Christmas Market, with several different areas.

Enjoy the Christmas spirit in Germany, it has a really unique feel to it.

Greet the New Year in Germany's winter resorts

Germans celebrate New Year with lots of joy. Join the locals in your winter sports resort as they marvel at the fireworks, spilling into the streets with champagne and a positive attitude towards the year to come.

In Bavaria, a land of food and beer, rent a holiday home for a New Year’s Eve winter sports holiday in Oberstaufen. Try the traditional food at the Altstaufner Einkehr restaurant together with your family or friends, and greet the new year with a smile on your face.

Ruhpolding is another good option, as are Winterberg and Willingen. Start the new year with a winter wonderland adventure in Germany.

Winter sports in Germany with children

The Bavarian Forest is one of the most sought after ski areas for families with children. There are numerous ski schools here, and there are pistes for beginner skiers. The lovely castles and monasteries of the Bavarian Forest are totally worth a visit too.

Of course, regions such as Baden-Württemberg with its wonderfully diverse landscapes of the Black Forest is also specially geared to families. The Feldberg (1 493 m) is the region's highest mountain.

In Saxony, the Erz Mountains and the Vogtland have ski areas that are especially popular with families, due to their numerous winter sports activities. Saxony hosts cities like Dresden, Leipzig and Chemnitz, with a vast culture and a delicious cuisine.

The ski areas in Germany in general are very diverse. The most popular family-oriented winter sports resorts overall are:

Some of the great facilities that tourists can enjoy in these resorts are:

  • fantastic children's skiing areas
  • ski schools, kindergartens
  • tobbogan runs, ice skating, curling
  • rope climbing courses and theme parks
  • sports clubs
  • a snow paradise for children

Enjoy a wonderful family holiday in Germany this winter in a most comfortable way.

Winter sports and wellness relaxation

If you're looking to relax after a day on the piste, what better choice there is than the one of combining a ski holiday in Germany with some attractive wellness facilities?

If you rent a winter sports holiday home with spa or thermal pool, or even a sauna or a regular pool you will be able to enjoy some really top class pampering on your vacation.

Try resorts such as Oberstaufen, or Schluchsee in Baden-Wurttemberg. Of course, you can also simply opt for a winter sports resort that also has a spa center and get an entire feel-good program of the spa area, with massages and various treatments. Don't miss out on the pampering you know you deserve.

Have fun with fantastic apres-ski facilities

A ski holiday is most likely chosen by youngsters with great emphasis on the apres-ski facilities, the party scene in the ski resort, the bars, restaurants and clubs that are a "base camp" for socializing.

We'll give you a hand here and point out a few winter sports resorts in Germany that offer a fun and at the same time relaxing atmosphere.

In Willingen you should check out the Ettelsberg-Huette. Seilbar, the Vis-à-Vis Huette and the Suend-Alm at the Wilddieb lifts are also great places for partying, and the main road in Willingen converts to a party mile in the evenings.

In Winterberg there is night skiing and in the center of the town you will find many bars, pubs and discos.

Other resorts that offer great apres-ski facilities are:

The apres-ski usually includes great concerts, events and places where people can enjoy themselves with delicious food and drinks, with making new friends and having a holiday to remember.

Germany's ski resorts provide the perfect combination of accessibility and cost, offering beautiful white pistes and facilities to suit everyone's interests.

The Alps are one of the most beautiful things this country has to offer, so why not make the best of it this year? Check out great offers for winter sports holiday homes in Germany at Bungalow.Net and set something to look forward to this winter season.

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