Excursion destination "Winterberg ski area"

16 minutes by car or 16.1 kilometers from the hotel.

The small town in the Hochsauerlandkreis is especially known for the ski resort Winterberg and as a venue for the bobsleigh and luge World Cup races internationally. Here, winter sports enthusiasts and vacationers can look forward to above-average snowfall, as the location on the so-called Winterberg plateau offers ideal conditions.

The lettering Winterberg in the lush snow, in the background a busy ski slope

If the snow is not forthcoming, artificial snowmaking is used throughout the area. So the slopes are always perfectly prepared. Welcome to the largest ski resort north of the Alps; welcome to Winterberg!

The ski paradise in the ski resort Winterberg

The winter sports area in the Rothaargebirge is the largest ski area in Winterberg and the purest paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. No less than 9 ski areas with 83 runs and a total of 50 kilometers of slopes are available:

The winter sports arena gives a good overview online.

To the winter sports arena

Cross-country skiing

Not in the mood for a pure skiing vacation? No problem! In the winter sports region there is a 165 km network of cross-country ski trails, snowkite courses, toboggan slopes and premium winter hiking trails.

For cross-country skiing from Hallenberg we recommend the cross-country skiing center Pastorenwiese of the Ski Club Wunderthausen, which is 15 minutes away by car. You can cross-country ski in the ski lodge of the cross-country ski center.

To the pastor's meadow

A groomed cross-country ski trail near Hallenberg

Guest bobsledding in the World Cup ice canal

You always wanted to chase through the ice channel at up to 130 km/h? Then the racing bob cab is just the thing! Tickets and dates are available on the website www.olympic-bob-race.de

As you can see, the vacation region offers a varied range of leisure activities. So it's best to book a vacation with us in the Hochsauerland right away!

The winter Kahle Asten in thick snow

Exercise in the Winterberg ski resort - relaxation in the wellness hotel

The ski resort in Winterberg is one of the most popular ski resorts in Germany. On the doorstep of our DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & Spa, a wonderful winter landscape is waiting to be explored by you. The Hochsauerland region is known for its wealth of varied winter sports activities and attracts thousands of skiers and snowboarders every year - it is not for nothing that nearby Winterberg is considered the largest winter sports Mecca north of the Alps.

After a long day on the slopes or on our premium winter hiking trails, our DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & Spa is a wonderful place to warm up and be pampered from head to toe. A stay at our hotel combines skiing and winter fun with high-quality spa offers and indulgent comfort.

Exercise in the fresh air makes you happy but tired. After a sporty day in the Sauerland ski region, relax in the luxurious feel-good ambience of our rooms and suites, or unwind in our spacious spa area, where you can sauna, swim and relax to your heart's content. If you wish, you can have your strained muscles massaged or pamper your skin with soothing wellness treatments.

Afterwards, a delicious dinner awaits you in our first-class restaurants. Fresh Sauerland cuisine is served - soul food that warms the heart and stomach. You can enjoy refined après-ski drinks in the quiet ambience of our bar. We will make sure that your winter vacation in the Winterberg ski resort will be a very special experience.

A snowboarder jumped into the air in the ski lift carousel Winterberg

Winterberg ski resort offers winter sports for all

The Sauerland ski area is located near Winterberg and is internationally known as the venue of the bobsleigh and luge World Cup races. The extensive and varied slopes in the low mountain region of Sauerland attract professional athletes and skiing beginners alike, here everyone will find the perfect downhill run.

Here at the DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & Spa in Hallenberg, you can enjoy the popular Winterberg ski area to your heart's content without being exposed to the hustle and bustle of Winterberg.

Is there anything more beautiful for winter sports enthusiasts than curving through powder-white snow on skis or snowboards on a sunny day? In the Hochsauerland region you can expect not only a great variety of slopes, but also the ideal weather conditions for winter sports. Here you can look forward to above-average snowfall. However, if there is still a lack of snow, the slopes are artificially snowed. Therefore, fun in the ski resort Sauerland is guaranteed in any weather conditions.

The ski resort in Winterberg is a true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. And there are plenty of reasons to leave our inviting spa area in the hotel every now and then: Hallenberg and Winterberg also have a wonderful range of winter activities beyond the ski boots.

A busy ski slope with chairlift in Winterberg

Slopes for every level and taste

Eight ski areas and 81 downhill runs with a total of around 56 kilometers of slopes are waiting to be discovered in nearby Winterberg. Naturally guaranteed snow and high-performance snowmaking systems ensure guaranteed winter sports fun - for beginners and experts alike. In the evening, 29 freshly prepared floodlit slopes shine in bright light and guarantee another three hours of skiing pleasure. And the kids don't miss out either. The Winterberg ski lift carousel with its wide and manageable slopes is ideal for practicing the first turns. Those who are standing on two boards for the first time learn with the help of magic carpets, colorful figures and gates in the Remmeswiese or at the Herrloh. Under professional guidance, the little ones playfully become the slope pros of tomorrow. Budding freestylers can let off steam in the two fun parks and practice their first tricks there. Whether daring jumps, dynamic slides or daredevil rotations - freestyle fun is not neglected here and offers opportunities for the most breathtaking feats on skis and snowboard.

An Eldorado for cross-country skiers in the Winterberg ski resort

Explore the natural beauty of the Winterberg region while cross-country skiing on our 165 km network of trails. Or glide over the snow as if weightless with a snowkite: courses with the appropriate equipment are offered on site. Daily freshly groomed trails invite you to glide and skate through the unique landscape of the vacation region Winterberg and Hallenberg. Excellently signposted circular trails and varied routes ranging from five to twelve kilometers provide unique views and relaxation in nature. Beginners get to know the experience of cross-country skiing in special courses and learn everything they need to know to explore the region on the trail. Advanced skiers hone their technique in intensive training sessions.

Clear the way for fast tobogganing

Many toboggan slopes, some of them with floodlights, provide great snow fun for young and old. Up you go with the toboggan lift or magic carpet - down into the valley with toboggan, bob, glider or snow tube. The toboggan slopes around Hallenberg and Winterberg offer sporty adrenaline fans various ways to let off steam. Sleds can be rented directly on site at many stations. If nostalgia grips you as soon as you see a wooden toboggan, you should definitely try our toboggan slopes. But you are even faster with the racing bob cab. With no less than 130 km /h you slide through an ice channel - the perfect kick for adrenaline junkies.

Bobsledding has a long tradition around Winterberg in the skiing area in the Sauerland: the first bobsled track was built as early as 1910. Today, the Veltins EisArena is one of the fastest and most modern in the world and every year is the venue for ice-cold races and hot battles for fractions of a second.

A light blue and white snowy landscape with low sun

Winter time is hiking time

Those who like it more contemplative will feel at home on our premium winter hiking trails. Here you can hike through romantic snow-covered forests and enjoy the relaxing silence of nature. On numerous hiking trails, guests enjoy the snow-covered nature in Winterberg's healing climate, away from the hustle and bustle. Whether cleared, rolled or natural: The winter hiking trails meet all requirements. Cleared routes are ideal for relaxed walks. If you want to go even further into the untouched winter mountain world, try snowshoeing: Deeply snow-covered forests are traversed without much difficulty with the help of snowshoes made of lightweight plastic. Trudging through the loose powdery snow away from the cleared paths at the side of a guide is a unique experience.

As the place with the most snow in North Rhine-Westphalia, the ski world around Winterberg and Hallenberg and Hallenberg offers optimal conditions for a vacation during the white season.

Even more snow safety and a better rental system

By significantly enlarging the storage pond in the Remmeswiese, those responsible for the Winterberg ski lift carousel are optimizing snow reliability in the area. In addition, new, more efficient and energy-saving snow guns are replacing the old models in many places. Because of the proximity to residential buildings and hotels, the operators at Herrloh invested in particularly quiet snow guns. Snow reliability is also being improved at the Altastenberg ski area through the purchase of new equipment. Further improvements in the ski/snowboard rental system ensure carefree fun on the slopes: so that skiing enthusiasts can select the equipment they need before they arrive, rental companies in Neuastenberg, among others, have been using time-saving online reservation systems since this winter.

Optimal conditions in the cross-country skiing and tobogganing paradise

Unforgettable cross-country skiing experiences on perfectly groomed trails: To this end, volunteers renewed the entire trail routes last summer. At the Bremberg parking lot in the Winterberg cross-country ski area, a new storage building was built for grooming rollers and other materials. At the Pastorenwiese cross-country skiing center, Nordic winter sports enthusiasts can also look forward to an innovation: the cross-country skiing club invested in a new piece of equipment that makes it possible to track the trails even when there is little snow and offers unrestricted cross-country skiing fun.

Off the trails and slopes, tobogganing and sledding are becoming increasingly popular with guests young and old. For perfect tobogganing fun, the ski resorts in Winterberg have therefore already expanded their offers in recent years. To make winter sledding even safer, the start and finish area of the natural toboggan run in Neuastenberg will be widened in the coming winter.

For daredevils: the new all-year-round mega line Astenkick

Since August 2018, visitors to Ferienwelt Winterberg can expect a new thrill on the Kahler Asten. With the ASTENKICK mega zipline, guests hurtle down the valley at over 70 km/h lying or sitting over a length of 1,000 meters. The ASTENKICK is thus the second longest mega zipline in Europe. The action-packed ride is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and runs all year round - only during storms, thunderstorms or heavy rain is there a break for safety reasons. Tickets start at around 30 euros.

Whichever winter activity you choose, we are sure that you will return to our Hotel Diedrich with red cheeks and a beaming smile.
A vacation in the Sauerland ski region

Spend your winter vacation in the Sauerland ski region. Our DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & Spa offers you a unique stay. Here you can not only discover new ski areas every day, but also enjoy a relaxing and regenerating wellness vacation at the same time. Take a relaxing break in your luxurious room or devote yourself entirely to our extensive wellness program. We have a varied repertoire of wellness treatments on offer for you. If you have any questions about the details or require further information about the hotel or the ski area, you can contact us at any time. We will be happy to advise you on the details.

Those who wish can also leave the planning of their trip entirely in our hands. Indeed, on our website there is the possibility for you to book already planned vacations. This means that we plan your wellness stay for you - and then all you have to do is relax.

In our hotel you can enjoy so many beautiful things in one: To come to rest and have fun with winter sports. So if you want to spend an active vacation in the ski resort Sauerland and relax sustainably, then you are absolutely right with us. We hope to welcome you soon in our hotel.

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