The Ski Resort
The ski resort Steibis with its rare combination of beautiful surroundings and guaranteed snow in the winter is pretty unique in Germany. Skier can expect about 33 kilometers (20,5 miles) of alpine trails. The 13 lifts bring you up the mountain from where you have access to extra long trails and an amazing panorama from almost everywhere. Pass the Nagelflukette while you are descending into the valley. With six kilometers blues (3,7 miles), almost 17 kilometers (10,5 miles) red marked and 11 kilometers (6,8 miles) of black trails everyone in your party will be satisfied. The diversified trails are well-groomed and updated snow-making machines and flood light for night skiing is available. Moreover there´s a race slope with time measurement.
The ski kids park Imberg that includes a ski kindergarten and a ski school close to Imberg top station will make every kids heart beat faster. The sunny high-altitude plateau offers best conditions for a quick learning success and guarantees fun on your skis. Grab one of the many ski tows in order to get up the mountain and off you go through the lovingly landscaped area.
Freestylers love the terrain park of the ski resort Steibis. Three lines give them everything they need: Boxes, jumps, rollers, down rails, flat rails and much more. It´s pretty great for beginners as well. After a few cool tricks Freestyler can hang out at the park base Bärenstadtl in deck chairs accompanied by relaxed music. The 1833 meter (6013 feet) high Hochgrat is an insider tip for Freerider and off-piste lovers. The six kilometer (3,7 miles) long trails are actually ideal for carving by being super wide and generous.
Ski circuits are available everywhere in the resort and those are especially well-groomed in the winter time. You´ll sure have a blast! Great starting points are Hochgrat, Imberg plateau or Schindelberg-Hagspiele.
- Elevated between 2822 ft and 5604 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 15 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Germany. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2782 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Germany is 705 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Average snow depth during the season is 22 " at summit elevation and 15 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 28 " at summit elevation and 20 " at the base. Therefore Oberstaufen Steibis is among the 10 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Germany.
- Oberstaufen Steibis features 61 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Germany is 39 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 24 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 15 sunniest in Germany.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
The inviting small huts are perfect for a small break. You´ll find great restaurants at all mountain and valley stations. Everywhere in the resort are cozy mid-mountain huts that cater to their guests appetite. The Imberghaus welcomes with a huge sun deck. The self-service cafeteria offers in addition to typical Allgäu specialties homemade and delicious cake. Winter athletes find restaurant Vordere Fluh real close to the Fluhexpress. A hearty meal and cold or hot beverages are ideal to recharge your batteries and prepare for the rest of an action-filled ski day. Their own snow bar and sun terrace will leave you tempted to stay for hours and hours. The Alpe Hohenegg right at Imberg gondola top station welcomes everyone with local cuisine, tasty beers and outstanding wines. The rustic mountain hut Hochbühl is an other option for an affordable lunch or dinner. The valley boasts additional huts that are all really inviting and offer their individual extras that are all worth a visit at your leisure.
Great winter hiking trails start at the top station and you´ll get a breathtaking panorama for free. The well-groomed tracks boast great mountain huts and you´ll enjoy a beautiful winter landscape. Snow shoe hikers are welcome on the tracks as well. Horse sleigh rides are perfect for romantic souls and people who want to relax after a day of skiing. The top station of the Imberg gondola is where you would go for that. A torch light hike is an other fun activity for the whole family. The towns also feature an ice-skating rink. A little bit more action promises the night toboggan run that is lighted at night. Also check out the bowling alley in town where you can have one or the other fun-filled night with your friends. Relax and enjoy the sauna and bath area at water park Aquaria, located in the close Oberstaufen.
Feel the magic of the winter nature on your cross-country skis. No matter if you want to go more sportive or if you prefer the classic cross-country style, on 90 kilometers (56 miles) of well-tracked cross-country ski trails it´s pretty safe that everyone finds their perfect terrain. The valley tracks, the high-altitude cross country skiing trails and Auloipe and Schindelberger loipe offer great views from almost everywhere on the surrounding mountain world. Some of the cross-country ski trails are lighted at night time. All of these mentioned trails are also perfect for Nordic Cruising, THE new wellness trend for fresh-air fans that are into cardio. If you don´t feel that safe on your skis yet you can visit the cross-country ski school that will do their best to build your skill and confidence quickly.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Bärenstadl at top station is a great place to start of your Apres-ski night. An other option is the umbrella bar of the base station of Imberg gondola.
Dining and Restaurants
Coming from Munich, take A96 to Jengen. After continue on B12 to Kempten in the region of Allgäu. From here drive onto A7 and make a turn at the junction Allgäu. As soon as you get to Hegge, follow B19. As you see lake Alpsee, take B308 to Oberstaufen. From here follow St2005 and after OA25 to Steibis. From Lindau (Lake Constance) follow B308 via Sigmarszell Lindberg and Weiler-Simmerberg to Oberstaufen. From here drive a few miles on St2005 and after continue on OA25 to Steibis. You will get to a huge parking lot, right where the ski resort begins.
By Public Transportation:
If you want to come by Public Transportation, you can actually choose between train and bus to Oberstaufen. From here you can take a cab to Steibis. Airports are close to Munich (about 205 kilometers), Stuttgart (about 215 kilometers) and Innsbruck (about 180 kilometers).