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Berchtesgaden Resort Guide

The Berchtesgaden resort guide summary is: Berchtesgaden has 22 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner level, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1170m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 21 trail at Berchtesgaden.



Berchtesgaden Resort Guide

The Berchtesgaden resort guide summary is: Berchtesgaden has 22 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for beginner level, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1170m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 21 trail at Berchtesgaden.

Vertical:

Top: 1800m
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1170m
Bot: 630m

Best for:

Intermediate level skier
Intermediates

Trails:

21
100%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: 70%

Berchtesgaden Lifts:

  • drag lift icon17
  • ski lift icon4
  • cablecar icon1
Total lifts = 22
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Visiting Berchtesgaden

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Berchtesgaden.

  • Season opens
    12 Dec 2020
  • Season closes
    5 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    70 | 10
  • Nearest Airport
    Salzburg
  • Nearest Train Station
    Berchtesgaden
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +498652967-0

Berchtesgaden Features

The terrain at Berchtesgaden includes:


What's it like at Berchtesgaden resort?

Berchtesgaden, in Germany, is a large resort with 21 lifts (4 chair lifts, 17 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1170 metres (3839 feet) of vertical descent. Berchtesgaden has 21 pistes with a total length of 11 kilometers (7 miles). There are 61 kilometers (38 miles) of cross country ski trails at Berchtesgaden. For snowboarders, there are 2 terrain parks and a half pipe. Over half of the pistes at Berchtesgaden are covered by snow-making. The nearest airport is at Salzburg and the nearest train station is at Berchtesgaden.


Explore Berchtesgaden Location Map

Interactive Berchtesgaden trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Berchtesgaden?

JanuaryAverage: 3.6 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Berchtesgaden is week 3 of January. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 38cm of snowfall. Check out the Berchtesgaden Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Berchtesgaden

Overall: 4.2 Based on 1 vote and 2 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.0
  • Variety of pistes 4.0
  • Off-piste 5.0
  • Scenery 5.0
  • Apres-Ski 3.0
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Will from United Kingdom writes:

When I went to Berchtesgaden in February I was very pleased with the skiing indeed. Many people believe Berchtesgaden is a cross-country resort at heart but this is simply not true! Many websites only post information of one of the ski areas surrounding the town, this is an complete mistake! There are 5 main ski areas (Jenner, Rossfeld, Hochschwarzeck, Gotschen, Gutshof/Obersalzburg) surrounding the resort which are only 10 minutes apart but yes there are drag lifts which may be a drawback. With a total of an incredible 30 lifts and tonnes of slopes added together this surpasses what many people believe is Germany's only contribution to downhill skiing; Garmisch-Partenkirchen which has a less amazing 24 lifts. Now many people believe Berchtesgaden's low altitude is a major drawback as this may indicate bad snow cover and to say the truth I was even anxious going to the resorts Jenner ski area for the first time but that was all wiped out in one blow when I saw 3 metres on beautiful pristine snow lining the ground and on top powder which came up to your knees! Truly incredible! So next time you consider an alpine ski holiday look to Berchtesgaden to fulfil your needs for both skiers and non-skiers alike. A true alpine hidden downhill skiing gem!

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