The Ski Resort
The ski area "Auf der Rose" in Altenau in the Harz Mountains is suitable for beginners with a practice slope and a blue marked downhill run. A drag lift and a button lift transport the guests. A height difference of 45 metres separates the base and top stations. For skiing and snowboarding there are 500 metres of downhill run available.
- It is among the 3 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Lower Saxony.
- Elevated between 2428 ft and 2690 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Lower Saxony. The vertical drop from summit to base is 262 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Germany is 705 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short.
- The day pass at Altenau - Auf der Rose is €20 making it one of the 5 cheapest ski Resorts in Lower Saxony.
- Snow coverage is usually best during November, offering an average snow depth of 12 " at summit elevation and 13 " at the base. Therefore Altenau - Auf der Rose is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Lower Saxony.
- Altenau - Auf der Rose features 10 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Germany is 11 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 6 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Hungry skiers stop off at the "Schneewittchen" hut. There you can enjoy dishes such as potato salad or cheese-baked pasta casserole. A warming tea with a piece of cake is recommended for dessert.
Toboggan fans can use the toboggan lift 'Brockenblick' with floodlight toboggans for our winter sports guests. The toboggan lift is unique in the entire Harz Mountains! Here the tobogganers are pulled up the mountain with the lift system, so that the tiresome mountain run-up is no longer necessary. On towing hangers there are sledges on which the sledders are transported up the slope. The own sledge for the tobogganing fun (downhill run) is pulled afterwards. At the exit point you get off the lift sledge, which is then automatically pulled up and is ready for the next ride. The sledding fun for young and old can now begin.
Altenau also offers three beautiful winter hiking trails. The shortest, with a total length of about four kilometres, leads from the hut pond to the dam house. A little longer is the circular path from the Wellnerweg through the Kellwassertal. Those who can't get enough of nature and exercise can enjoy the 16 kilometre long circular trail around the Oker Valley dam.
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Number of Ski Rental
Coming from the north on the motorway Hannover - Kassel (A 7), exit Rhüden. From there, take the B 82 via Langelsheim to Goslar and continue on the B 241 towards Clausthal-Zellerfeld.
Coming from the south via the motorway Hannover - Kassel (A 7), exit Seesen. From there, continue on the district road to Lautenthal / Wildemann / Clausthal-Zellerfeld. Continue on the B 498 to Altenau.
In winter road conditions, we recommend the route from Seesen via the B 242 to Clausthal-Zellerfeld.
Coming from the west on the motorway Dortmund - Kassel (A 44) to Kasseler Kreuz, then on the motorway Kassel - Hannover (A 7), exit Seesen. From there on the district road further to Lautenthal, Wildemann, further to Clausthal-Zellerfeld. From there in the direction of Schulenberg, and via the B 498 further on to Altenau or on the B 242 in the direction of Braunlage, on the B 498 to Altenau .
Coming from Berlin and Magdeburg on the motorway Berlin - Braunschweig (A 2), then take the A 391 towards Braunschweig Südwest, at the junction Braunschweig Süd - Melverode take the A 395 towards Bad Harzburg, exit Goslar onto the B 6 to Clausthal-Zellerfeld.