At 1.456m the Großer Arber is the highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest and home to an outstanding family ski resort, which is a perfect destination for beginner skiers. Especially the...
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 400 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Germany is 215 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 1,450 m.
- Arber is among the 15 best rated Ski Resorts in Germany.
- It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Germany.
- Season starts on 9 Dec and ends on 8 Apr (120 days). Average season duration in Germany is 101 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (9 Dec to 8 Apr) is 74 cm at summit elevation and 58 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 94 cm at summit elevation and 73 cm at the base. Therefore Arber is among the 10 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Germany.
- Arber features 40 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Germany is 34 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 14 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
Ski like the world champions on the Grosser Arber´s alpine World Cup run. With a height of 1456 metres, the Grosser Arber is the „Mount Blanc of the Bavarian Forest“. Within four minutes the Gondola/chair-lifts take you up to just below the summit. From this point there are runs of different lengths and degrees of difficulty which offer terrific views across the Bavarian and Bohemian Forests. There is also the option of 5 km long descent down to the town of Bodenmais. Schools for skiing, carving and snowboarding offer all types of training courses and special courses for children. 90 km of cross-country skiing trails are available at the cross-country skiing centres Bretterschachten and Scheibe. The FIS race runs and the new World-Cup Run, which is also the training slope for the federal training center for alpine skiing LLZ, provide an opportunity for sport skiing and carving.