The Top 10 Ski Venues Around Schloss Neuschwanstein
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When going on a skiing or snowboarding holiday, one can choose one of the most scenic venues in the world, Schloss Neuschwanstein. Aside from hitting the slopes, there is a myriad of housing choices from boutiques to luxury self-catering apartments. Either way, you will almost always have a view of the majestic castle, especially during the night. Here are the top ten places around the area to ski:
10. Jungholz Ski Centre, Jungholz, Germany
About 40 minutes away from Neuschwanstein castle is a super family friendly ski centre with two special 4-seaters for children and one training lift. For adults there are 4 regular lifts. There are even more cross-country skiing/ nordic skiing opportunities which I will cover in a separate article. If you get bored of downhill skiing, one can give snow-kiting a try, where you let the wind in your kite pull you across the piste.
6-9. Füssener Jöchle (1821m) & Ski Arena Tannheimer, Tal, Austria
There are 4 ski resorts in the Tannheimer Tal in Austria, no more than 30 minutes away from Schwangau (Schwangau vacation rentals | Schwangau travel guide), one of which is Füssener Jöchle in Grän. It has a cable car, a 6-seater and 3 regular lifts. The piste from the top is 3.5 kilometers long. The other ski resorts here are Neunerköpfle / Tannheim (Tannheim vacation rentals | Tannheim travel guide), Schattwald and Nesselwängle.
5. Hahnenkamm Ski Resort (1900m), Reutte, Austria
Only a 25 minute drive away from Schwangau into Austria is the Hahnenkamm Ski Resort with its cable car, double seater and 5 further regular lifts. It has one of the best ski schools for adults and children. Skis and snowboards can be rented there.
4. Breitenberg (Breitenberg vacation rentals | Breitenberg travel guide) Mountain (1877m) Ski Centre, Pfronten (Pfronten vacation rentals | Pfronten travel guide), Germany
Only a 15 minute drive away from Schwangau you will reach the Breitenberg Ski Centre with its cable car, an open 4-seater and 5 regular lifts as well as 4 children’s lifts. Nearby in Steinbach is the Snowboard fun park, the ski school as well as two more floodlit pistes. A special highlight for the first time in winter 2009/10 is the 6.5km long tobogganing track right from the top of the mountain.
3. Alpspitz (1575m) Ski Arena, Nesselwang (Nesselwang vacation rentals | Nesselwang travel guide), Germany
Only a 20 minutes drive away from Schwangau is the Alpspitz Ski Arena. It benefits from the longest 2km long daily floodlit piste in the region, has one cable car, a 4-seater, one 2-seater, 3 regular lifts and 2 children’s ones. This varied place provides skiing fun for advanced skiers as well as beginners and families. Ski school, ski/snowboard/tobogganing rental facilities and tobogganing areas are available and so are several excellent mountain huts for your après-ski. A special highlight here is the O’Neill Alpspitzpark, a top modern Freerider Snowboard Park with Floodlight every night from 6-9pm.
2. Buchenberg (Buchenberg vacation rentals | Buchenberg travel guide) (1140m) Ski Area, Buching (Buching vacation rentals | Buching travel guide), Germany
Only a 5 minute drive from Schwangau you will find a double seater lift taking you to the top of the Buchenberg. A special highlight is the 2.5km long tobogganing track right from the top of the mountain. The hut on top of the mountain provides stunning views of the lakes and the valley. This area is great for beginners and families as well as for tobogganing fans.
1. Tegelberg Mountain (1720m) & Wintersport Arena, Schwangau, Germany
Right in Schwangau, the village of the King’s Castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau (Hohenschwangau vacation rentals | Hohenschwangau travel guide) is the wintersport arena Tegelberg with its cable car, 4 regular lifts and flood light at night. You will enjoy 7.3 kilometres of downhill piste here as well as a separate one for tobogganing. This place is great to for beginners and intermediate skiers, has a ski school and a ski/snowboard rental facilities. A special highlight is the 2km long Neuschwanstein Cross Counry Skiing Track which is lit at night.
This article has been written by Silke Rehmann. You can learn more about Neuschwanstein and related activities on Silke's web site "My Luxury Holiday Home"
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