Oberstdorf in the snow – a winter alpine panorama

Winter activities are particularly popular in our region. Ski tours, hikes through snow-covered mountains and fast toboggan runs invite you to exercise. For us, here on the mountain, snow is simply part of winter. Oberstdorf is therefore a very popular ski destination at this time of year. And one thing is certain: a ski tour on the Nebelhorn or a winter hike through the Oytal (or Oy Valley) will keep you warm even when it’s below freezing!

Mountains are silent masters who make silent students.“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Cross-country skiing

Enjoy the clear mountain air while your cross-country skis carry you through the snowy landscape. The Oberstdorf cross-country ski runs lead through a winter wonderland of snow, fir trees and mountains under a clear blue sky.

There is nothing to stop you simply getting your skis on and heading out; the routes intersect with each other over and over again, connecting other side valleys and districts in the region. So you can perfect your own personal route with every tour. Our tip for adventurers: you can explore secluded trails that branch off from the multi-lane trails in the valley!

Winter hiking

The winter path network offers the best conditions for hiking in the cold months. The valleys can be explored on foot, with numerous refreshment stops along the way where you can warm up and regain energy. Give the car a break: some interesting routes start directly from the hotel.

Visiting the Breitachklamm in winter is a very special experience. It is the deepest rock gorge in Central Europe and extends from Oberstdorf Tiefenbach to the Kleinwalsertal. The hiking trails – always secured and accessible – leads you through this impressive natural monument. Rushing, bubbling water, dark rock and glistening snow; the Breitachklamm gorge stimulates all your senses and you really feel the power of water. This is why it is also spectacular on rainy days. Because more water from above means more thundering water to marvel at!

Ski areas

Germany’s longest valley run? You can find it here in Oberstdorf: the Nebelhornbahn, rebuilt in 2021, offers an Eldorado for skiers, as well as causal visitors with its 400-summit panoramic view.

From the hotel you are only a few minutes’ drive from the valley station. From the Seealpe you can have a rapid and fun toboggan run down into the valley.

With its connection to the Kleinwalsertal, the Fellhornbahn offers the largest ski area in the immediate vicinity.

The Söllereck mountain was modernized in 2021 and offers pleasant slopes for beginners and families with children, alongside well-groomed slopes for pleasure skiers.

In neighbouring Austria, Kanzelwand, Ifen and Walmendinger Horn in Kleinwalsertal all offer top class slope conditions for all requirements. Up to date information and opening times of the local mountain railways can be found here

Winter sports

A snowshoe tour up the Oberstdorf slopes to the summit is the perfect introduction to the world of winter sports.

Whether you go it alone or are accompanied by a ski guide, an alpine ski tour is sure to be a sporting challenge. The winter landscape of the Allgäu Alps offers all kinds of opportunities to discover its nature up close.

You can also venture onto the ice rink, to skate alongside the pros or attend a curling taster course. A horse-drawn sleigh ride through the picturesque, snow-covered Oberstdorf valleys is more leisurely.

A special highlight for all winter sports fans is, of course, the Four Hills Tournament. Oberstdorf serves as the primary venue. With our hotel conveniently located just above the Oberstdorf ski jump, it is only a short distance to the Audi Arena.