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Oberstdorf Ski Resort Guide

Oberstdorf, Germany

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length44km
Highest Lift2,220m
Resort Height820m
 Nearest AirportsMemmingen and St. Gallen-Altenrhein
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The ski area of Oberstdorf is in the Bavarian Alps at an altitude of 820m, with 44km of marked runs.


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.


Oberstdorf offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Oberstdorf offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Oberstdorf.

Notable Ski Runs

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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Oberstdorf?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 30 May.

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Snow Forecast by day for Oberstdorf

Ski Area Stats

Oberstdorf Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
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

Altitudes & Slopes

Oberstdorf Ski Area Heights

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

Ski Slope Aspects


Oberstdorf has ski slopes facing south-west (for sunny skiing).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Oberstdorf
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Oberstdorf

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Ski Lessons in Oberstdorf

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Oberstdorf Ski Schools and Oberstdorf Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Oberstdorf?

This ski resort is in the Bavarian Alps in Oberstdorf, Markt, Landkreis Oberallgäu, Germany.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Oberstdorf is Memmingen, 60 minutes drive away.

St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen, Innsbruck Airport, Zurich, Stuttgart and Munich airports are all within three hours drive.

Memmingen is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

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

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 2km of ski runs, with 10 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Oberstdorf open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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