Photo: Michael Mayer, DAS HÖCHSTE - Bergbahnen Oberstdorf/Kleinwalsertal
Ski resorts in the Allgaeu Region
The Allgaeu offers ideal skiing and snowboarding conditions. Due to its elevation the Allgaeu Alps excite winter sport fans with thick covers of snow. But even the pre-alpine slopes provide slopes for skiers of every skill level. 800 km of slopes wait to be explored in the Allgaeu.
Ski resorts at the German-Austrian border
The region’s most popular and biggest ski resorts surround Oberstdorf – the southernmost point in Germany. Oberstdorf provides three different ski resorts:
The Allgaeu’s highest winter sport resort on top of the Nebelhorn scores with its 7.5 km long valley descent that leads directly into the town. The station Höfatsblick excites snowboarders with a superpipe – a halfpipe of such dimensions that it attracts snowboarders from all over Europe.
The transnational ski resort Fellhorn/Kanzelwand is one of Germany’s biggest winter sport destinations with 40 km of slopes. Modern snow-making facilities secure good snow conditions. Free riders enjoy the Fellhorn Easypark and the Crystal Ground near Kanzelwand Station.
Families prefer the Söllereck due to its beginner- and children-friendly slopes. Parents can enjoy the slopes while their kids play at the all-seasonal-playground.
Next to those three ski resorts the winter sport destinations of Ifen and Walmendingerhorn are part of the transnational ski region “Das Höchste”. However, they are not located in the Allgaeu, but entirely in Austria’s Kleinwalsertal.
Ski resorts for beginners and families
The ski resorts of Ofterschwang, Balderschwang and Bolsterlang provide perfectly prepared slopes and beautiful panoramic views. Balderschwang is considered to be the ski resort with the best chances of snow in all of Germany. Moreover, it is very family-friendly.
There are also numerous of smaller ski resorts that are ideal for beginners and families. The “Skiarena Steibis” and the ski lift Hündle-Thalkirchdorf is located near Oberstaufen as well as the Mittag ski center and the Grünten lifts.
The ski paradise Grasgehren at Riedbergpass or the Oberjoch near Bad Hindelang are popular destinations for winter sport fans in the Allgaeu. Boardercross and Funpark in Grasgehren excite skilled skiers whereas the easy to medium slopes at Oberjoch are ideal for beginners.
If you want to ski on King Ludwig II traces, should visit the Tegelberg. Other popular and family-friendly winter sport destination near Pfronte, Füssen and Schwangau are Breitenberg, the ski resort Halblech-Buching or the ski lifts of Gerhalde in Oy-Mittelberg.
Skiing in the Allgaeu: guaranteed variety
There many other ski resorts in the Allgaeu region that provide good conditions for winter sport enthusiasts. For example, the hidden region of Eschach west of Kempten, Isny, Sinswang or Weiler-Simmerberg. Every resort has different qualities depending on a winter sport fan’s priorities.