Walserstraße 21, 6991 Riezlern im Kleinwalsertal, Austria

Winter holidays in Riezlern in the Kleinwalsertal

The Kleinwalsertal valley is informally known as a “snow hole”, meaning it is a region with particularly reliable snow. Action-packed days on and off the pistes are guaranteed during the winter months! More than 130 kilometres of pistes and 48 cable cars and lifts guarantee virtually endless snow fun. Away from the hustle and bustle of the ski slopes, many impressive nature adventures await discovery. Wonderful winter walks, snowshoe tours, tobogganing and around 50 km of cross-country ski trails provide plenty of diversity during your winter holiday in the Kleinwalsertal valley.

Heading from the Alpen Select Lodge into the centre of Riezlern, you’re just a short walk from the ski resort, lots of restaurants and the best aprés-ski bars. Perfect for a ski holiday in the Kleinwalsertal valley!

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Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal ski resort

The 2-country ski resort stretches from the Allgäu region in Germany to the Austrian Kleinwalsertal valley (click here to view the piste map) and comprises a total of 7 ski resorts:

• Fellhorn-Kanzelwand (just 250 meters away from your chalet - the Alpen Select Lodge in Riezlern)
• Nebelhorn
• Walmendingerhorn
• Ifen
• Söllereck
• Tallifte Kleinwalsertal
• Heuberg Arena

Here you can find the current prices for the entire Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal ski resort in winter.

Top winter activities in Riezlern and the Kleinwalsertal

The Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal ski region offers a wide range of pistes and descents of varying degrees of difficulty. Family-friendly offers ensure that ski holidays with kids are bound to be an unforgettable experience. Family descents, safe chairlifts and drag lifts make the ski day easier for little skiers, promising plenty of fun on the slopes.

Cable cars & lifts, snowparks
  • Fellhorn/Kanzelwand (Kleinwalsertal): 2 cable cars, 2 gondola lifts, 6 chairlifts, 1 drag lift; easy, medium and difficult runs
  • Heubergarena (Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal): 6 drag lifts, 3 chairlifts, 1 cable car; easy, medium and difficult runs
  • Ifen (Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal): 2 gondola lifts, 1 chairlift, 1 practice lift; easy, medium and difficult runs
  • Walmendingerhorn (Mittelberg, Kleinwalsertal): 1 cable car, 2 chairlifts, 3 drag lifts; easy, medium and difficult runs
  • Söllereck (Oberstdorf): cable car; easy and medium runs
  • Nebelhorn (Oberstdorf): cable car
  • Night skiing in the Kleinwalsertal: every Wednesday from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at the Kessler lift and Crystal Ground Snowpark
  • Crystal Ground Snowpark: meeting point for freeriders and snowboarders; directly at the Kessler lift in Riezlern; “Night Shred” every Wednesday from 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Ski schools, ski and snowboard hire
Cross-country ski trails & lessons
  • Steinbock trail: easy to moderate difficulty, distance: 14.6 km, duration: 2 h
  • Schwende trail: moderate difficulty, distance: 12.1 km, duration: 1:25 h
  • Küren-Wäldele-Egg trail: challenging, distance: 13.9 km, duration: 2 h
  • Steinbock – Ahorn trail: easy, distance: 6.1 km, duration: 0:50 h
  • Steinbock – Bödmer Schleife trail: easy, distance: 3.6 km, duration: 0:20 h
  • Küren-Wäldele trail: moderate to difficult, distance: 7.5 km, duration: 2 h
  • Egg trail: moderate difficulty, distance: 6.2 km, duration: 0:50 h
  • Cross-country ski lessons at Riezlern Ski School

  • Burmi Rodelhang Ahorn: short toboggan run of approx. 150 m at the entrance of Mittelberg
  • Schützabühl in Mittelberg: toboggan run of approx. 150 m and magic carpet for ascending in Mittelberg, including tube slide
  • Rodelbahn Wäldele: approx. 1 km long, parallel to the Wäldelestraße road
  • Jörihalde Bödmen: approx. 150 m long toboggan run in Mittelberg
  • Allgäu Coaster: 850 m long descent on rails in Söllereck
Winter walks & snowshoe hikes
  • Nebenwasser winter walk: from Riezlern to Mittelberg; distance: 5.5 km, duration: 2 h
  • “Hörele”: from Riezlern to the Hörnlepass; distance: 6.9 km, duration: 2 h
  • Riezlern – Egg – Au – Wäldele – Auenhütte: from Riezlern via a beautiful winter walking trail to the Auenhütte hut; distance: 5.6 km, duration: 2:15 h
  • Höhenweg Söllereck: from Riezlern to Söllereck; distance: 5.3 km, duration: 2 h
  • Breitachweg: from Baad via Hirschegg to Riezlern; distance: 8.4 km, duration: 2:15 h
  • Leidtobelweg to Riezlern: family walk
Christmas markets
  • Kleinwalsertal Christmas market: held in a different district each year – 2018 in Mittelberg: 8 December, from 3 pm with local specialities, handicrafts, music and much more
  • Oberstdorfer Advent: Christmas market in front of the Oberstdorf building with various events (readings, seminars, etc.); opens on 1 December 2018
  • Fischen Christmas market: 23 December 2018 at the Fiskin Fischen Kurpark; organised by the Catholic Women’s Association – all proceeds are donated to social causes
  • Immenstadt Christmas market: 1 + 2 December 2018 on the Marienplatz, Klosterplatz and at the castle; handicrafts, art, live music and much more
  • Wangen Christmas market: 1, 8, 15, 21 and 22 December 2018 in the Wangen Old Town

Picture source: Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal Bergbahnen, Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Dominik Berchtold, Sarina Berchtold, Oliver Farys, Bastian Morell, Hans Wiesenhofer, Edwin Rief

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