Winterberg Sports & Outdoors

  • Overview at a piste at Winterberg.
    Overview at a piste at Winterberg.
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  • Vincent at the end of his run.
    Vincent at the end of his run.
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  • There goes Henze!
    There goes Henze!
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    Skiing – From bed directly upon the skis!

    by Jerelis Written Feb 13, 2012

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    Very nice 'red' one.
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    From bed directly upon the skis or snowboards? That is what Winterberg is about. It is the highest located wintersport place within the Sauerland. The snowy and attractive terrain with very good prepared ski runs is placed next to the village itself so that all skiers may get there comfortable by feet. Winterberg offers good skiing, particularly, for intermediate skiers (which is what I am) and beginners. There's a challenging slope next to the bobsleigh-run (site of bob-world-championships). This German skiing area is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

    The resort includes terrain parks for freestyle skiers and snowboarders and some locations feature designated children’s’ areas. As well as multiple inns and pubs offering food and drink. So besides being active during skiing, enter a few lodges that offers warmth and gastronomic delights at all sites in the Winterberg network. Finally I read that the ski areas around Winterberg opens in mid-December and remain open until mid-March, depending on weather conditions.

    Equipment: There is no easy way to find a quick answer on what snow skis and snow ski gear you need. If you are looking for gear such as skis, poles, bindings, boots, helmets, goggles, clothing and other stuff, I guess that the local sports store can help you find what's available and what you need exactly.

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    Skiing – Great improvements made lately.

    by Jerelis Written Feb 13, 2012

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    My 4 friends geared up and ready to go.
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    As a result of the rather low altitude and only a few high mountains presents you need to get back on top via a lift every time. Winterberg's lifts are spread over several ski areas above local villages and there are not really long runs available. Therefore we were really pleased by witnessing that they have been upgraded a great deal in recent years with high capacity chairlifts replacing predominantly surface lifts. And also a big investment in a state-of-the-art snowmaking system which covers much of the area.

    Right now we saw that the ski resort of Winterberg has direct access to 21 individual pistes, served by 19 ski lifts. A huge note is that at weekends up to 50,000 skiers arrive from nearby German cities and over the border from nearby The Netherlands, there's a great party atmosphere in the evening. A large amount of terrain is also open up to 10pm at night for floodlit snow sports, which is great fun!

    Equipment: There is no easy way to find a quick answer on what snow skis and snow ski gear you need. If you are looking for gear such as skis, poles, bindings, boots, helmets, goggles, clothing and other stuff, I guess that the local sports store can help you find what's available and what you need exactly.

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    Skiing – Skiliftkarussell Winterberg.

    by Jerelis Written Feb 13, 2012

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    Overview at a piste at Winterberg.
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    For me visiting Winterberg in the winter always is an unique experience. It's a 3 hour drive from my home ... which means that whenever I want to ski I get out of bed early in the morning and 3,5 hours later I'm on top of a 900 meters high mountain, in the snow and all geared up to ski! The borough of Winterberg lies in central Germany’s Sauerland, nestled in a range of wooded hills known as the Rothaargebirge. Winterberg comprises several villages, one of which is itself also named Winterberg.

    Numerous small ski areas rise above the various communities in greater Winterberg, and usually me and my friends visit just one of these ski areas - named Skiliftkarussell Winterberg – which lies very close to the village of Winterberg itself. Do keep in mind that the gently rolling terrain of the Rothaargebirge makes it a great area to learn to ski. Most slopes are best suited to beginner and intermediate skiers, but some expert terrain can be found. Just remember that it is not always challenging to ski in Winterberg, but just for the good fun and (for me) the distance to the ski area is more important.

    Equipment: There is no easy way to find a quick answer on what snow skis and snow ski gear you need. If you are looking for gear such as skis, poles, bindings, boots, helmets, goggles, clothing and other stuff, I guess that the local sports store can help you find what's available and what you need exactly.

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