Berchtesgaden has an enchanting old world charm about it with its medieval marketplace, castle square and ancient winding back streets that entice a visitor to explore them. Not far from the Austrian border and only 23kms from Salzburg, Berchtesgaden Land ski resort is located in southeastern corner of Bavaria.
A popular ski vacation resort for families, this quiet Alpine village is surrounded by different ski areas: Jenner, Rossfeld, Zinkenkogel, Gatschen, Hochschwarzeck and Berchtesgaden. These ski areas of Berchtesgaden Land display an impressive variety of skiing terrain with plenty of beginner and intermediate slopes. Berchtesgaden is surrounded by the many majestic peaks of the Watzmann Mountain, which provide almost seventy-five km of cross-country skiing. The twenty-five slopes add up to over forty km of varying levels of difficulty.
The six skiing areas are served by thirty-nine lifts, including one gondola, five chairlifts, and 33 surface lifts. Each ski area has its own specialties but between them everyone will find slopes of their choice and have a fulfilling ski vacation. You will find terrain for all levels at Jenner, while Rossfield is perfect for families and beginners. The beginner-intermediate terrain in Gatschen and the easier slopes for families and beginners in Hochschwarzeck ensure that everyone goes home satisfied. Three locations even provide night skiing.
Skiing is not all that is on offer at Berchtesgaden. There is excellent shopping in the village and a wide choice of après-ski. Evening entertainment at the numerous cafés and bars can be lively. The young at heart can swing at the local discos while those with more sedate tastes can enjoy concerts and folklore evenings. “Buttnmandln” in the first week of December when straw-clad figures ringing cowbells run through town and “Xmas & New Years Shooting” are major attractions at Berchtesgaden.
The ski vacation resort also offers snowboarding, tobogganing, luge, bobsleigh and curling as alternatives to skiing. Indoor sports activities include working out at the fitness center, ice skating, indoor swimming and a game at any of the three indoor tennis courts or five squash courts. Enjoy ballooning, mountaineering, sleigh riding, medium and high ski jumps, horse-drawn sleigh rides, feeding deer and the folk museum.