Winterberg skiing area

The small town in the Hochsauerlandkreis district is particularly well known internationally for the Winterberg skiing area and as the venue for the bobsleigh and luge World Cup races. Here, winter sports enthusiasts and holidaymakers can look forward to above-average snowfall, as the location on the so-called Winterberg plateau offers ideal conditions.

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

If the snow doesn't come soon enough, artificial snow is made available over the entire area. This means that the slopes are always perfectly groomed. Welcome to the largest ski area north of the Alps; welcome to Winterberg!

The ski paradise in the Winterberg ski area

The winter sports area in the Rothaargebirge is the largest skiing area in Winterberg and the purest paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. There are no less than 9 ski areas with 83 runs and a total of 50 kilometres of pistes to choose from:

The Wintersport Arena gives a good overview online.

To the Winter Sports Arena

Cross-country skiing

Not in the mood for a pure skiing holiday? 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 Pastorenwiese Cross-Country Skiing Centre of the Wunderthausen Ski Club, a 15-minute drive away. You can cross-country ski in the ski hut of the cross-country ski centre.

To the pastor's meadow

A groomed cross-country ski trail near Hallenberg

Guest bobsleighing in the World Cup ice canal

Have you always wanted to race through the ice channel at up to 130 km/h? Then the racing bobsleigh taxi is just the thing! Tickets and dates are available on the website

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

The wintry Kahle Asten in thick snow

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

The skiing area in Winterberg is one of the most popular skiing areas in Germany. Outside the doors of our DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & SPA, a wonderful winter landscape is waiting to be explored by you. The Hochsauerland region is known for its abundance of versatile 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.

In our DIEDRICH Wellnesshotel & SPA you will find a wonderful holiday home after a long day on the slopes or on our premium winter hiking trails to warm up and be pampered from head to toe. A stay at our hotel combines ski slopes and winter fun with high-quality SPA offers and pleasurable comfort.

Exercise in the fresh air makes you happy but tired. After a sporty day in the Sauerland ski area, come and 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 here 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 sophisticated après-ski drinks in the tranquil ambience of our bar. We make sure that your winter holiday in the Winterberg ski area is a very special experience.

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

The Winterberg ski area offers winter sports for everyone

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

With us 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, should there be a lack of snow, the slopes are artificially snowed. Fun in the Sauerland ski area is therefore guaranteed in any weather.

The skiing area 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 skiable slope with chairlift in Winterberg

Slopes for every level and every taste

Eight ski areas and 81 runs with a total of around 56 kilometres of pistes are waiting to be discovered in nearby Winterberg. Naturally guaranteed snow and powerful snow-making facilities ensure guaranteed winter sports fun - for beginners and experts alike. In the evening, 29 freshly prepared floodlit slopes shine brightly 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 practising their first turns. Those standing on two boards for the first time learn with the help of magic carpets, colourful figures and gates in the Remmeswiese or at the Herrloh. Under professional guidance, the little ones playfully become the piste pros of tomorrow. Budding freestylers can let off steam in the two fun parks and practise 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 area

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. Freshly groomed trails invite you to glide and skate through the unique landscape of the Winterberg and Hallenberg holiday region. Excellently signposted circular trails and varied routes ranging from five to twelve kilometres 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 trails. 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 adrenalin fans various ways to let off steam. Sledges can be rented directly on site at many stations. If nostalgia takes hold of you as soon as you see a wooden toboggan, you should definitely try out our toboggan slopes. But you'll be even faster with the racing bob taxi. At no less than 130 km /h you slide through an ice channel - the perfect kick for adrenaline junkies.

Bobsleighing has a long tradition around Winterberg in the Sauerland ski region: the first bobsleigh track was built as early as 1910. Today, the Veltins Ice Arena is one of the fastest and most modern in the world and is the venue for ice-cold races and hot battles for fractions of a second every year.

A light blue-white snowy landscape with a 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 great difficulty with the help of snowshoes made of lightweight plastic. Trudging through the loose powdery snow away from the cleared paths alongside 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 holiday 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 optimising 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 in 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-enthusiastic guests 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: for this, volunteers renewed the entire trail routes last summer. At the Bremberg car park in the Winterberg cross-country skiing area, a new storage building was built for piste rollers and other materials. At the Pastorenwiese cross-country skiing centre, Nordic winter sports enthusiasts can also look forward to an innovation: the cross-country skiing association 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.

Sledging and tobogganing are becoming increasingly popular with young and old alike, away from the cross-country ski runs and pistes. For perfect tobogganing fun, the ski resorts in Winterberg have therefore already expanded their offers in recent years. In order to make winter tobogganing 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 zipline Astenkick

Since August 2018, visitors to Ferienwelt Winterberg can expect a new thrill on the Kahler Asten. With the ASTENKICK mega zipline, guests rush down the 1,000-metre-long drop at over 70 km/h, either lying or sitting. This makes the ASTENKICK 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 afterwards with red cheeks and a beaming smile.
A holiday in the Sauerland ski area

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

If you wish, you can also leave the planning of your trip entirely in our hands. On our website, you have the option of booking holidays that have already been planned. 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: Relax and have fun with winter sports. So if you want to spend an active holiday in the Sauerland ski area and relax in the long term, then you've come to the right place. We hope to welcome you to our hotel soon.

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