Skiing holiday in the Sauerland

Skiing holidays around the the Biggesee

Immerse yourself in your personal winter fairy tale

Would you like to really step on the gas on the ski slopes in the Sauerland around the Biggesee and experience breathtaking nature? Your children's winter holidays are just around the corner and so you want to go on a family holiday again? No matter what kind of skiing holiday you are interested in, around the Biggesee a holiday awaits you that you will not soon forget. There really is something for everyone here. Let yourself be inspired by snow-covered winter landscapes, delicious food and unique winter sports opportunities!

Winter fun in the Olpe-Fahlenscheid ski area

A wide range of winter sports awaits you in Fahlenscheid. This skiing area is located between the villages of Olpe and Rahrbach. For active and passionate skiing and snowboarding fans, this skiing area offers easy to moderately difficult downhill runs over a length of just under 600 metres. The ski slopes are up to 120 m wide and the difference in altitude from the top to the bottom station is around 100 m. Children, beginners and also sports enthusiasts are welcome in this area. A practice area for newcomers with a comfortable conveyor belt is available for practising. Beginners and children can also look forward to special support during their first lift rides. Those who want to return to the two mountain stations after an action-packed ski ride may sit down in one of the two modern double anchor lifts. This will take you up to an altitude of just under 600 m above sea level. By the way: In order to enjoy skiing and snowboarding until the evening hours, floodlight evenings take place two days a week, depending on demand and weather conditions. The floodlights are in operation from dusk until 10 pm. You definitely have to try it out!

Olpe-Fahlenscheid Ski Area
Tubing on a ski holiday

A dream for young and old: tobogganing and tubing in Südsauerland

Tobogganing fans of all ages get their money's worth in Fahlenscheid. A prepared toboggan slope invites families, couples and also friends to a special experience. A real highlight are the snowtubing tracks, which allow fast and turbulent rides. After a fun ride, a conveyor belt takes you effortlessly back to the start. What a pleasure!

The Fahlenscheid Ski Hut: Ski Rental & Restaurant

If you do not pack your own skis for your winter holiday, you can rent them at the ski and snowboard rental. With a large selection of equipment, you can put together your own personal outfit. So nothing stands in the way of skiing! In addition, the ski lodge offers around 100 seats in the restaurant, where you can warm up and fortify yourself.

Fahlenscheid Ski Hut
Hiking on a skiing holiday
Hiking on a skiing holiday

Hiking in an enchanting winter landscape

In addition to tobogganing and skiing, a natural environment awaits you here as a nature lover, where your hiking heart will beat faster. You have the option of walking a circular route around the ski area or exploring the Veischeder Sonnenpfad premium hiking trail at your leisure. At best, you start your tour at the hikers' car park. From there you can immerse yourself in a dreamlike nature where you can really switch off. You can also experience a winter adventure in a class of its own in the nature adventure area the Biggesee-Listersee. There you can marvel at picturesque villages, snow-covered forests and small towns. This winter retreat is embedded in the beauty of the Sauerland-Rothaargebirge Nature Park. Here you will experience the truly most beautiful side of winter and hike through deciduous, coniferous as well as mixed forests. The impressive hikes take you into a fairytale world with fabulous views and vistas. In general, the hiking trails have different levels of difficulty so that everyone can find what they are looking for. A popular route is the Bigg-Lister-Weg or a short walk directly around the Biggesse or the Listersee. What about a horseback ride in the snow, a visit to the museum or a tour of the Atta Cave? Pure variety to winter sports!

Winter wellness after skiing: Relaxation for body & mind

After a long day on the slopes, relaxation is the order of the day. So why not enjoy the soothing warmth in the sauna or swim a lap in the heated pool?

Our Hotel Diehlberg with its large wellness area and heated outdoor pool offers you the perfect balance to a strenuous day of skiing. In our four different saunas, including a Finnish sauna, a sanarium and a steam bath, you can perfectly regenerate your stressed muscles.

If you are looking for something more, the surrounding area offers even more wellness options: The Olpe leisure pool, for example, offers a saltwater pool all year round in which you can simply let yourself drift at around 34 degrees Celsius. The pool also has seven adventure saunas, a textile sauna and a steam bath. What more could you want? Of course, you will also find other wellness offers in the area. Soothing massages and thermal baths are a must!

Finnish sauna
Winterberg skiing area
Skiing area Bödefeld

Other ski resorts in the area - Winterberg, Bödefeld-Hunau & Co.

For even more action and fun in the snow, the ski areas a little further away are also suitable. Winterberg with its ski lift carousel is particularly recommended. The skiing area in the Rothaargebirge is one of the most popular in the whole of Germany and has almost 27.5 kilometres of groomed slopes. Winterberg is mainly home to easy and intermediate slopes. For the more demanding athletes, there is the slalom slope, north of the Alps. This is the steepest slope in the entire ski area. Winterberg is known for its regular World Cup races in bobsleigh and luge. Younger winter sports enthusiasts can let off steam on seven practice lifts and in three children's areas.

The physical well-being is also taken care of - ski huts, restaurants and umbrella bars invite you to an après-ski party and delicious gastronomy. But that was not all! Around 50 km of winter hiking trails and 50 km of groomed trails for cross-country skiers make this a fantastic holiday. Pleasure in the evening is spread by the illuminated night skiing facility.

In addition, skiing enthusiasts also romp about in the Postwiesen ski village or Bödefeld-Hunau with an altitude range of 603 - 800 metres. The latter has the longest floodlit slope in the Sauerland and is equipped with 14 snow cannons, a separate toboggan slope and 5 lifts.

The Sauerland is truly a winter sports paradise! Not enough choice yet? Other sought-after ski areas include the Wildewiese, the Sternrodt ski centre, the Schmallenberger Höhe and the Hesselbacher Gletscher Bad Laasphe.

Ski schools around the ski resorts

You have never been on skis or a snowboard before and would like to use your winter holiday to learn one of the winter sports? No problem, because most ski resorts have on-site ski schools where beginners can learn the basics and advanced skiers can learn further skills. So you can look forward to a quick start and your first turns. Qualified ski instructors will support you and give you the best tips. On the first slopes, of course, you go under observation.

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