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Willingen Ski Resort

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The Ski Resort

©2017 Skigebiet Willingen
The German low mountain range ski resort Willingen features fun for the whole family on about 16 kilometers (10 miles) skiable terrain. The downhills are perfect for beginners and intermediates, seven kilometers are designated as blues and nine kilometers are red. About half of the skiing kilometers are covered with snowmaking facilities. Hence, even if mother nature isn´t working along, you´ll still have plenty of skiing trails left. Skiers and boarders will appreciate that trail activities doesn´t have to end after lift closing times. A total of six kilometers is lighted at night. Altogether 16 lifts are free to your disposal and bring you up and down the mountain.

Little ones can enjoy the kids parks of the local ski schools. Specially trained instructors will help kids to find their ski legs pretty quick. The magic carpets, ski tows and ski carousel add even more fun to the learning process.
Freestylers won´t miss out either. A terrain park that is on the smaller side but still boasts a ton of boxes and kickers. You are welcome to go crazy!

The ski resort Willingen is the center of Viessmann Winterparks Willingen in the region of Sauerland. The surrounding towns Usseln and Schwalefeld give you additional ski runs and cross-country ski runs.

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On Mountain Dining

©2017 Skigebiet Willingen
The cozy mountain huts and restaurants in Willingen invites for hours of relaxing. Look for the Ettelsberghütte (Siggis Hütte) right at the peak. The pea soup is to die for and is one of the reasons why this is hut so popular among locals and tourists. Köhlerhütte and  Vis à Vis Hütte also have a great lunch menu and snacks if the small hunger creeps up on you! The main shack for snacks is the Imbiss at Walddieb trainings lift. If you want to try local dishes, you should reserve a table at Waldhotel Willingen, the Ulmenhof, the pension Lehnert or Waldgasthof zum Wilddieb.

Must-Ski Runs

Most Difficult Runs

Köhlerhagen 2
Length: 0.3 km
Vertical Drop: 70 m

Longest Runs

Length: 2.3 km
Vertical Drop: 208 m


Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: km


Start der Skisaison in Willingen (Reportage)
Ski- und Snowboard-Fahren bei Flutlicht in #Willingen
Die Schneemacher im Skigebiet Willingen
Skigebiet Willingen: Kamerafahrt Piste an der Ettelsbergbahn


© Wintersport-Arena Sauerland/ Siegerland-Wittgenstein e. V.

The most obvious highlights next to skiing are the world cup events, ski jumping and biathlon. The world cup ski jump is definitely worth seeing. If you prefer being active yourself, you´ll have plenty of recreational activities to do. The ice rink in Willingen offers ice skating, ice curling, figure skating and ice hockey. You can expect a thrilling experience at the tobogganing runs of the resort, some of them are even lighted. Additionally, Willingen takes their cross-country skiing pretty serious. More than 90 (!) kilometers (56 miles) can be explored the classic or the skating way. Discover the beautiful winter wonderland while you´re snow shoe hiking.  If you want to escape the cold, check out the Lagunen water park with Caribbean flair where you get the full spa treatment.

Number toboggan runs: 1
Toboggan run lighted

Après-Ski and Nightlife

© Wintersport-Arena Sauerland/ Siegerland-Wittgenstein e. V.
Willingen is a true hotspot for apres ski lovers. Even if it´s not snowing, mountain huts cafes and bars fill up quickly and an awesome atmosphere is guaranteed. Probably the best known party location is Siggis hut. Even in the morning hours you´ll find party people drinking and dancing here.  The party also never stops before crack of dawn. Located right at Ettelsberg tram base station visitors love the Seilbar to end their day on the slopes the perfect way. The Willinger Brauhaus is also worth a visit and is often host to the greatest events and parties in the area.

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 2
Number of Snowboard Schools: 9
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental

Getting here

By car:
Kassel is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from the ski resort. Take A44 to Burghasungen and change onto B251 that takes you right to Willingen.
From Marburg it´s 90 kilometers (56 miles) to Willingen, Dortmund is a 110 kilometers (68 miles) car ride away. Free parking is available and you´ll have direct access to lifts.

By Public Transportation:
The next airport is Paderborn, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) outside from Willingen. Trains run between airport and ski resort.


Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Board as booked
  • Use of spa area (as per description)
  • Use of fitness room
  • Bathrobe and slippers (to rent)
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last update on Dec 6, 2023
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Mountain Stats

Elevation1837 ft - 2723 ft
Opening DayDec 9, 2023
Closing DayMar 17, 2024
Capacity 13600 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Total 16

Skiable Terrain

10.6 miles
Overall Slope Length 10.6 miles
Number of Slopes 19

Weather (2723 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult €38
1 day youth €38
1 day child €26
All rates & fees