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Winter sports in the Sauerland

White Worlds

Right on the doorstep of the Schmallenberger Sauerland, you can enjoy the greatest skiing pleasure north of the Alps. The Wintersport-Arena Sauerland has been developed into a reliable ski region from December to March in the last few years. Discover white worlds, only one to three hours by car from the conurbations of Germany.


  • 150 lifts with 300 ha of ski slopes
  • 450 Snow generators
  • Snow-covered area of about 150 football fields
  • Over 80 snow-covered slopes

Skiing & Snowboarding

in the Winter Sports Arena Sauerland

Meanwhile, the alpine offer is unparalleled in the Sauerland. Especially in the "ski strongholds" of Winterberg and Willingen, there has been a lot of investment in infrastructure and snow-making in recent years. Right on our doorstep you will find, for example, the Winterberg ski lift carousel with a total of 26 lifts and 34 runs, most of which are covered in snow. Smaller ski resorts have also upgraded and market their offer jointly under the roof of the Winter Sports Arena

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Certified ski rentals in the winter sports arena...

Ski schools in the Wintersports-Arena...

Ski lifts & toboggan lifts in the Schmallenberger Sauerland

Somewhat quieter and less crowded at weekends, the range of downhill ski runs for alpine skiing in the Schmallenberger Sauerland offers perfectly snow-covered slopes on about 90 days a year. The slopes are up to 1,400 m long, extra wide and easy to moderately difficult. They are perfect for family skiing days, extensive carving and boarding or for beginners and re-starters.

Ski area Bödefeld-Hunau

  • Refreshment possibility: ski
    hut / restaurant directly at the valley station
  • Ski area Bödefeld-Hunau
    Hunaustr. 81
    57392 Schmallenberg
    Phone: +49 29771444
    Fax: +49 2977 709095

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Schmallenberger high altitude lift

  • Refreshment stops:
    During skiing operations, refreshment stops are possible in the Handweiser Hütte directly at the ski lift.
  • Schmallenberger Höhenlift
    Am Lenninghof 26
    57392 Schmallenberg
    Phone: +49 160 91764867

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Ski lift Sellinghausen

  • Refreshment possibility: ski
    hut at the ski lift, hotel with restaurant in direct proximity
  • Ski lift Sellinghausen
    Holiday Hotel Stockhausen
    Zum Hälleken 9
    57392 Schmallenberg
    Phone: +49 2971 3120

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Ski lift Rimberg

  • Refreshment possibility:
    Restaurant and farmhouse parlour in Hotel Rimberg (directly at the ski lift)
  • Ski lift Rimberg
    Hotel Rimberg
    Rimberg 1
    57392 Schmallenberg
    Phone: +49 2974 7770

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Cross-country skiing

  • Around 400 km of quality cross-country ski trails at high altitudes
  • 10 km snowy cross-country ski run
  • Winter sports from December to March
  • Comprehensive networking of the trails
  • Signed according to DSV specifications

Cross-country skiing

Brings movement into life

You are attracted to the cross-country ski run? Then your destination is Schmallenberger Sauerland. If there is enough natural snow, you can glide through up to 200 km of prepared cross-country trails along the mountain ridges of the Rothaargebirge and Hunau with their spectacular views. Thanks to a comprehensive network, the trails can be combined very well at altitudes between 650 and 841 metres above sea level. They are also easy to reach by (winter-tired) car and are uniformly signposted according to DSV (German Ski Federation) guidelines. Signs on downhill runs point out possible dangers, in circular tracks the kilometres still to be covered are indicated and the right direction is clearly marked at crossroads.

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Cross-country skiing centre Hochsauerland


It is THE destination for cross-country skiing fans: The cross-country skiing centre Westfeld/Ohlenbach with a unique offer of up to 80 km of machine-tracked, partly snow-covered trails. Guided tours, a ski rental and floodlit cross-country skiing make the winter fun perfect.

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  • Toboggan lifts
  • Toboggan rental
  • Prepared tracks


in the Schmallenberger Sauerland

Here we go! Toboggan down the toboggan runs of the Sauerland with verve and speed and take the curves. Tobogganing is simply fun. With the children, in a group or in twos. Of course, hot, steaming cocoa or mulled wine is obligatory at the end of the tour.

Sledding lifts in the Schmallenberger Sauerland

Winter hiking

Ice-clear, cold air, a steel blue sky and audible silence - you can only experience this in the winter forest.

Winter hiking

You are always and at any time of the year outdoors? And preferably on foot? Then you can look forward to cleared winter hiking trails in a sunny location. The Sauerland landscape dresses itself up completely new in winter and presents itself in a unique way. Discover the winter wonderland on foot, ideally warmly wrapped and with non-slip shoes.

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