- The vertical drop from summit to base is 689 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Germany is 702 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 3445 ft.
- Season starts on Dec 24 and ends on Mar 17 (83 days). Average season duration in Germany is 80 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 24 to Mar 17) is 16 " at summit elevation and 11 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 20 " at summit elevation and 13 " at the base.
- Unterammergau features 38 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Germany is 25 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 16 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
The ski centre at Steckenberg in Unterammergau has been the top address for families with small children for years. With seven lifts and about eight kilometres of downhill runs, of which about 50 % can be covered with artificial snow, the ski centre Unterammergau offers the right slope for everyone. Whether beginner, the sporty ambitious skier or the leisurely pleasure skier, here everyone gets his money's worth.
Beginners and children feel at home on the practice area at the two platter lifts and at the rope lifts. Those who are already a little safer on the slopes use the red marked slopes at the Steckenberglift I and the Schartenlift. Next to the Steckenberg I downhill run there is also a race track. You can reach the black-marked runs by the Steckenberglift II.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
The Steckenberg Alm, which is located at the base station, provides for the physical well-being. Here you can strengthen yourself with Bavarian delicacies and hearty snacks for the rest of the skiing day.
Most Difficult Runs
If the snow conditions allow, the Steckenberg invites you to night skiing by floodlight on Wednesdays and Fridays from 19.00 - 22.00 hours.
The Steckenberg is ideal for families who want to take it a little easier. There are beautiful winter hiking trails in the immediate vicinity, which lead through the snow-covered Ammer Valley.
Infrastructure & Rental
Those who still need assistance with skiing or snowboarding can take part in the courses of the in-house ski school Snow & Fun. There is also a ski rental for skiers and snowboarders, a professional ski service and fantastic slopes for all levels of ability.
From Munich, take the A95 to Eschenlohe and then the B2 to Oberau. There you turn right onto the B23 and drive via Ettal and Oberammergau to Unterammergau. At the entrance of the village turn left onto Dorfstraße. After about 200 meters turn left again onto the lift path. There are parking spaces at the base station.