Learn to ski in Winterberg
Situated only 1hr drive from Paderborn & Dortmund Airports, and 2hrs drive from Dusseldorf & Frankfurt Airport, the Skiliftkarussell Winterberg is the largest ski area in the Sauerland area of Germany. Thanks to a modern and powerful snow-making system, the Winterberg slopes are considered to be particularly snow reliable and skiing is generally possible from December to March.
Winterberg offers 28km of pistes on 6 local mountains: Kahler Asten, Bremberg, Kappe, Poppenberg, Herrloh and Sürenberg, these varying in height from 733-842m. Half of the slopes in Winterberg are blue, making this well-organised ski area ideal for those who want to learn to ski.
At the Schlossberg and in the Snow World Züschen - also known as the Homberg-Ziegenhelle ski area - there are numerous easy slopes that are perfect for beginners and children. More demanding pistes for advanced skiers and snowboarders are found at the Winterberg and Altastenberg ski areas.
Ski lessons for beginners in Winterberg
In Winterberg, ski lessons are available from age 5yrs, group lessons lasting between 2-3hrs, depending on the school. Several ski schools in Winterberg offer lesson packages with ski hire included, which is ideal for those wanting to try out skiing for the first time, or for those who prefer to hire equipment.
The ski schools in Winterberg use three main areas for their beginners lessons: Directly within Winterberg, lessons being offered both mornings and afternoons. The meeting point for lessons is near the lift no. 12 base station. The very gentle slopes of the Schloßberg area are also ideal for learning the basic techniques of the snowplough, glide and how to brake. The meeting point for these lessons is next to the Schloßberghütte, around 10mins drive from Winterberg.
Other ski schools in Winterberg take their ski novices for lessons at the family-friendly Snow World Züschen, which is a 15mins drive from Winterberg. The quiet, flat slopes here are perfect for beginners learning their first moves.
Beginners who have previous skiing experience start lessons are taken directly to blue slopes within the resort. Here, the ski schools in Winterberg focus on refreshing the basic techniques before working on more advanced skiing styles, such as parallel skiing.
Kids’ ski lessons in Winterberg
The ski schools in Winterberg offer lessons to children aged 5yrs and above. Group lessons being divided according to age and ability and the youngest skiers learn to make their first moves - the glide, snowplough and braking - on the flat Kinderland slopes, which are secured and very child-friendly.
The Schlossberg offers a 2,000m² children's area with giant mushrooms, a magical castle and the friendly Snow Snake. Here, little ski novices playfully make their first moves on skis. Additionally, at Theo's Kinderland, which is located in the Snow World Züschen, children discover the fun of skiing with the help of the penguin mascot Theo.
For young skiers aged 6yrs and above who are already proficient in skiing, the ski schools in Winterberg offer advanced ski courses that take place in Winterberg or in neighbouring Altastenberg. Here, the ski instructors prepare young skiers for more challenging slopes and lessons focus on improving skiing skills and posture, whilst introducing more advanced techniques.
Ski lesson prices in Winterberg
Ski schools in Winterberg offer group and private ski and snowboard lessons for all ages. Many lesson packages have an equipment hire option. The prices quoted are the lowest price per lessons within the season and do not include equipment or extras:
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The best ski schools in Winterberg
Skischule Kahler Asten
This certified DSV ski school offers group and private ski and snowboard courses for all ages in English, Dutch & German.
Meeting point beginners:
At the Schlossberghütte.
Meeting point advanced:
By the ski hut at the Nordhang ski lift in P5 parking.
CheckYeti customers reviews:
Beginner friendly, kids friendly, patient
DSV ski school Züschen
As one of the first DSV ski schools in the Sauerland winter sports arena, the Züschen ski school offers group and private ski and snowboard courses at all levels. Instruction is given in English, Dutch & German.
The assembly point next to the ski school office in Homberg.
CheckYeti customers reviews:
Beginner friendly, patient, kids friendly
Neue Skischule Winterberg
This highly motivated DSV ski school offers group and private ski, snowboard and night skiing lessons in English, German and Danish.
The ski school office, 50 m above the “Lift No. 12 / Rauher Busch" base station.
CheckYeti customers reviews:
Quality of instruction, local knowledge, learning progress
Winterberg ski pass
The Winterberg ski pass covers all of the slopes within the Skiliftkarussell area. Tickets valid for 3 days or more are also valid in 8 ski regions within the Wintersport Arena Sauerland: Skiliftkarussell Winterberg, Skigebiet Willingen, Skikarussell Altastenberg, Postwiesen Skidorf Neuastenberg, Familien Skigebiet Sahnehang, Snowworld Züschen, Skigebiet Bödefeld-Hunau & Skigebiet Ruhrquelle.
The pass price is available from a half-day upwards and there are reduced prices for children. Family and evening passes are also available. The ski schools in Winterberg will be happy to provide more information about the various pass options.
Winterberg ski rental
Most of the lessons offered by the ski schools in Winterberg have an equipment hire option. Additionally, there are 12 ski hire outlets directly in Winterberg.
Snowboarding in Winterberg
Ski schools in Winterberg offer group and private snowboarding lessons for all levels, from age 9yrs. Group lessons last 2-3hrs, depending on the ski school.
What makes ski lessons in Winterberg special
Winterberg may not have the wealth of slopes offered by bigger resorts but it has other distinct advantages, such as its accessibility from various airports within Germany, the wide range of lessons offered with equipment hire inclusive, plus the snow reliability, due to the highly efficient snow-making technology.
Alongside numerous sledging routes for alternative snow fun after lessons, the resort also offers more than 50km of cross country skiing trails plus a 230m snowpark with a boardercross and waverides for freestyle fans.