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The small German town of Winterberg is part of the Hochsauerland district of North Rhine-Westphalia. The town is home to 12,650 people and covers an area of 147.95 km²; it is about 115 km southeast of Dortmund, 80 km southwest of Kassel in Hesse and 150 km east of Bonn. The neighbouring communities are Olsberg, Medebach, Hallenberg, Schmallenberg and Willingen. Winterberg is a well known winter sports centre attracting many visitors from Germany, the Netherland and Switzerland.
Winterberg town centre sits at 670 m above sea level northeast of 842 m Kahlen Asten. The lowest point is Negertal at 414m a.s.l. The mountains Poppenberg, Brembergkopf, Herrloh and Kappe are close to Winterberg. Our live web cams at the ski resort Skiliftkarussell Winterberg offer a unique view of the slopes and trails.
The climate in Winterberg differs from the one of its neighbouring communities. Winterberg sees nearly twice as many days of snowfall than Arnsberg or Münster. The summer is pleasant with occasional rain showers. Do you want to know more about the current weather at Winterberg ski resort? Check out our live webcam for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend and our 5-day forecast. One glance at our live web cams and you know whether it is snowing, or the sun is shining on Poppenberg Mountain Herrloh.
Winterberg sees lots of snow in the wintertime. 21 ski lifts serve 50 km of pistes of all levels of difficulty from easy to expert as well as terrain parks and night skiing slopes. Herrloh training slope helps children to learn skiing. Winterberg is ideal for family holidays, offering 150 km of X-country skiing trails, toboggan runs, snowshoeing and snow kiting. Winterberg’s landmark, St. Georg Ski Jump, has contributed essentially to the development of professional skiing in Germany. The jump has been the venue of many FIS events. Do not miss to visit to Winterberg X-mas Market offering delicious local specialities.
480 km of hiking trails and 1,140km of mountain biking trails criss-cross the region around Winterberg. Rothaargebirge Nature Reserve and Hochheide Protected Area are home to many wild animals, birds, and plants. Bike Arena Sauerland features downhill trails, single trails through the woods but also ramps and jumps for expert bikers. Bikes can be rented at Winterberg. In hot weather relax at one of the five outdoor swimming pools. Spend your summer holidays in Winterberg! You won’t be disappointed!