Oberstdorf Ski Resort

The small town of Oberstdorf is renowned for its wintersports offering and pretty location on the edge of the Bavarian Alps.

There's three ski areas in the valley around Oberstdorf, only one of which – the Nebelhorn – is accessible directly from the town. For the most variety, highest slopes and the chance to ski across the border into Germany, the Fellhorn/Kanzelwand areas is your best bet. Its 34km of slopes offer up 1000m of vertical and an impressive lift system will ensure you make the most of your day on snow. The third option is the small area at Söllereck, plus over the border in Austria, Ifen offers up soem decent terrain.

The town itself is sizeable and much more than just a winter resort. As a result, there's lots of accommodation on offer, a wide range of shops and a varied selection of restaurants and bars. An efficient ski bus system connects the centre to all the ski areas, but having a car does make it easier. Many visitors here don't ever ski, choosing instead to spend their holiday on the network of cross country and winter walking trails in the valley.

Resort website: www.oberstdorf.de

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