Alpine skiing in the Harz Mountains
Experience the thrill of downhill skiing and snowboarding in the heart of Germany. Top quality resorts, slopes for all levels, professional ski schools and modern facilities make the Harz your perfect winter destination.
Ski-lifts can be found in the towns of Altenau, Bad Lauterberg, Bad Sachsa, Braunlage, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Hahnenklee, Hohegeiss, St. Andreasberg, Schulenberg, Torfhaus, Osterode-Lerbach and Wernigerode. When the temperature dips below freezing and sufficient snow covers the slopes, ski areas are groomed and ski-lifts will be in operation. In the Harz there are many slopes that cater for beginners and advanced skiers in addition those slopes that have different levels of difficulty from light to hard (black).
On special days during the week it is possible to enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the evening in floodlight in Bad Lauterberg, Bad Sachsa, Braunlage, Hohegeiss, Osterode/Lerbach, Schulenberg and St. Andreasberg. It is best to check with the local tourist information for up to date information.
Modern snow cannons support the natural conditions in Braunlage, Hahnenklee and St. Andreasberg. If you are new to skiing or just need a refresher course there are ski schools in all of the major ski centres. In addition special classes are available for children.
If you need skis, boots, snowboards and any other equipment there a number of ski-hire stations available in all major ski resorts of the Harz.