Activities winter

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Get to know the Ammergau Alps in winter. The best way to do this is by cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through the snow-covered valley. Alpine skiing fans and snowboarders can find their happiness on superbly prepared slopes.
 

A flair for snow

The winter hike is and remains the gentlest way to experience winter in the Bavarian mountains. Find routes that are personally suited to you – depending on your requirements and fitness:

  • Enzian trail, Ettal (4.3 km)
  • Achele Runde, Saulgrub (6.4 km)
  • Altherrenweg, Oberammergau – Unterammergau (6 km)
  • Geizenmoos, Bad Bayersoien – Bad Kohlgrub (12,8 km)
  • Rantscher Weiher, Bad Kohlgrub (6,3 km)
  • Soier See circular route, Bad Bayersoien (3.1 km)
  • Sonnenweg, Oberammergau – Linderhof (12 km)
  • Weidmoos, Oberammergau – Ettal (7,7 km)
 

Gliding through the winter wonderland

Cross-country skiing in the Ammergau Alps is the winter sport no. 1:

  • Our trails have been awarded 4 stars by the ADAC
  • More than 100 km of cross-country skiing trails
  • 13 linked circular cross-country courses
  • Cross-country skiing schools and lessons
  • “König Ludwig Lauf” – every year on the 1st weekend in February
  • Good parking facilities close to trails

On the slopes and pistes

Family ski areas, designated ski tours and Germany’s steepest ski freeride run await you in the Ammergau Alps!

  • Hörnle ski resort in Bad Kohlgrub – a small but lovely ski area on Bad Kohlgrub’s local mountain
  • Steckenberg ski resort in Unterammergau – with local ski school and ski hire
  • Laber ski resort in Oberammergau – the steepest freeride run (for experienced skiers)
  • AktivArena in Oberammergau – 90% blue runs
  • Snowpark Oberammergau – for snowboarders and freeskiers
  • Ski tours – guided too
  • Touring ski hire in Oberammergau
 

A sparkling, glittery world at every turn

Magical tours through the Ammergau Alps covered in deep snow:

  • snowshoe hire is free for guests at tourist information and at the Best of Wandern test centre in Bad Kohlgrub.
  • Guided snowshoe hikes
  • Tours are really ideal for beginners
  • Designated suggested tours
 
 

Fun for all ages

Be it by wooden sledge or mini bob-sleigh, tobogganing is trendy:

  • Toboggan run up the Pürschling (forest road), Unterammergau
  • For the experienced, the natural toboggan run on the Scherenauer Straße, Unterammergau
  • Toboggan run up the Hörnle, Bad Kohlgrub – toboggan hire
  • Tobogganing at the Kolbenalm lift, Oberammergau
 

Fun on ice

Ice skating is extremely popular with young guests in particular but fun is guaranteed for adults here too:

  • Ice skating on Soier See lake
  • Traditional curling
  • Ice rink in Bad Bayersoien, sprayed area for curling, disco runf
  • Ice rink at Malensteinweg, Oberammergau (ice skate hire on site)
  • Ettaler Mühle, Ettal

Head up high in winter

There are also three cable cars available for fun in the snow in winter too.

  • Hörnle cable car (1,400 metres altitude, starting point: Bad Kohlgrub)
  • Laber cable car (1,684 metres altitude, starting point: Oberammergau)
  • Kolben chair lift – AktivArena am Kolben (1,270 metres altitude, starting point: Oberammergau)