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Oberstdorf Ski Resort Guide

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Oberstdorf, Germany

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Oberstdorf Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length44km
Highest Lift2,220m
Resort Height820m
 Nearest AirportsMemmingen and St. Gallen-Altenrhein
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Oberstdorf at a glance

One of Germany's biggest and best known resorts, as well as its most southerly. Oberstdorf is popular with families year round. There are a wide range of sporting (and not sporting) alternatives to skiing. There are ski areas dotted all round the village. Ski jumping world-cup events are staged here annually. In 2005, the Nordic Ski World Championships took place in the resort for the second time since 1987.

The resort also offers:

•Germany’s longest downhill slope at the Nebelhorn cable lift (7.5 km!)

•The Söllereck lift is Germany’s longest continuous monocable lift with panorama cars providing a seating space for 6 persons and comfortable boarding for both young and old.

•Germany’s longest ski tow at the Höllwieslift

•Largest linked ski area on the northern side of the Alps at the Fellhorn and Kanzelwand

•Two-nation skiing region thanks to connection with the Kleinwalsertal in Austria

•Free travel by skibus

•Family-friendly ski areas with numerous skiing schools and kindergarten.

•Slopes galore: from nursery to FIS racing slopes

 When will it snow in Oberstdorf?

The next notable snow forecast for Oberstdorf is 7cm, expected on 16 August.

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Oberstdorf Facts, Stats and Ratings

Oberstdorf Rated

Ratings for Oberstdorf
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Oberstdorf?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Oberstdorf
Highest Lift2,220m
Lowest Piste830m
Resort Altitude (Oberstdorf)820m
Max Vertical1,400m

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Oberstdorf Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Oberstdorf
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 4km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Oberstdorf Summary

The German Ski Resort of Oberstdorf has direct access to 44km of downhill skiing, with 38 marked pistes, served by a total of 26 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,220m, snow cover is generally reliable.

On the Mountain

The most difficult run is the 'Super-Buckel-piste'.

 Skiing in Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

 Snowboarding in Oberstdorf

650 metres skicross trail with half pipe

When is Oberstdorf open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Oberstdorf.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Oberstdorf.

Snow Making

Oberstdorf is able to make snow, on 2km of ski runs, with 10 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 26 ski lifts of Oberstdorf are able to uplift 30,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Oberstdorf?

Oberstdorf is in the Bavarian Alps in Oberallgäu, Swabia, Germany.

How can I get to Oberstdorf?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Oberstdorf are Memmingen, St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen. There are seven airports within three hours drive. Memmingen is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

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