No Alpine Skiing in Winter 2021/2022!
The Ski Resort
At the Grünten, the so-called "guardian of the Allgäu", you can find the second largest ski area in the region. In Kranzegg in the municipality of Rettenberg, winter sports enthusiasts can expect around 20 kilometres of alpine slopes. Here you can get to the top of the mountain quickly without long waiting times and experience pure skiing pleasure on easy to difficult slopes.
The Gipfellift takes skiers up to 1700 metres and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding Allgäu mountain landscape. Here you are very close to the summit with its striking transmitter masts. The longest run of the ski area is 4.5 kilometres long - so if you love long runs, this is the place to be. The Grünten is an ideal skiing area for everyone: advanced skiers feel particularly comfortable on the predominantly red slopes. Meanwhile, beginners can try their hand at skiing on the blue slopes and the practice lifts at the middle station. Thanks to the snowmaking system all the way down to the valley, there's nothing to stop you from having fun on the slopes, even when there's little natural snow.
The double chair lift also takes pedestrians to the middle station, where a great winter hiking trail begins. There you will also find the NTC Snowpark, where you can try out various fun sports from Thursday to Sunday.
For ski tourers there is a special route to the Grünten summit at the Grünten. It is signposted and leads along the red piste 3a.
- Offering 12 miles of slopes and terrain, Grünten is among the 15 largest Ski Resorts in Germany.
- Elevated between 2953 ft and 5577 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 15 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Germany. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2625 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Germany is 705 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 22 " at summit elevation and 3 " at the base.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
There are a total of six possibilities for on-mountain dining in the ski area:
Warm meals and guest rooms are available at the Grüntenhütte at the Gipfellift. At the middle station the kiosk "Treffpunkt" offers not only delicious food but also a sun terrace with deck chairs. Directly in the skiing area you can stay in the restaurant Jörgalpe, where there is also a self-service restaurant.
If you like cakes and tarts, you should stop by at Höfle Alp, because they are freshly made there every day. You can also stay overnight there. This also applies to the Berggasthof Kranzegg at the intermediate entry of the Tallift. If you want to end the day after skiing with a drink and good music, it is best to stop by the Schneestern at the base station.
A highlight besides skiing is certainly the NTC Snowpark, where you can get to know different fun sports. In the immediate vicinity of the middle station you can try out snowtubing, snowbiking, skifox, skibockerl or OneFoot together with guides. The conveyor belt there takes you back up to the top. During the holidays the snow park is open daily, otherwise only from Thursday to Sunday.
At the middle station there is also a great winter hiking trail that leads through the snowy winter landscape. To get there there, there is a special, cheap chair lift tariff for pedestrians.
Infrastructure & Rental
Number of Ski Rental
The Grünten is one of the most northern mountains of the Allgäu Alps and lies in the southwest of Bavaria.
From Munich, take the A96 towards Landsberg am Lech. At the Jengen exit, take the B12 to Kempten (Allgäu). From there either take the A7 or the B19 in the direction of Sonthofen until Kranzegg.
From Ulm / Memmingen follow the A7 until shortly after Kempten. Then change to the A980 and leave it in Hegge to take the B19 in the direction of Immenstadt. From there the St2006 / St2007 leads to Kranzegg at the foot of the Grünten.
From Friedrichshafen or Lindau at Lake Constance follow the B31 to Siegmarszell and from there follow the B308 via Lindberg, Weiler-Simmerberg and Oberstaufen to Immenstadt. From there the St2006 / St2007 also leads to Grünten.
There are free parking spaces directly at the base station or on the main road.