Grüntenlifte – Kranzegg (Rettenberg)-Germany

Calling all Skiers: Carve Down the Rettenberg Ski Resort

For all, you winter sports enthusiasts out there looking for the thrill of the wind in your hair and the glide of the snow beneath your skis, head on to Grüntenlifte – Kranzegg (Rettenberg) ski resort located in the Alpsee Grünten in the southern part of Bavaria, Germany. The resort is a small haven for the ski and snowboarding aficionados and for beginners as well to let loose and enjoy the winding slopes and the well-groomed pistes.

Grüntenlifte – Kranzegg (Rettenberg) Statistics

Base Elevation: 900 m

Summit Elevation: 1700 m

Vertical Drop: 800 m


The winter sports area of the resort is situated at an altitude of 900 m – 1700 m (2953 ft – 5577 ft) with the highest lift located at an elevation of 1650 m (5413 ft) and the lowest piste is at the height of 820 m (2690 ft). The resort is located at the foot of the mountain at an elevation of 750 m (2460 ft). The scenery is serene and calm and is perfect for a weekend gateway.


The ski park is the perfect place for intermediary skiers as it offers 16.8 km (10.4 miles) lengths of winding pistes that provide both excitement and recreation for the experienced skiers. There are also slopes available for the novices, and it covers a total distance of 2.1 km (1.3 miles). Apart from the slopes, there are marked ski routes covering 1.5 km (0.93 miles). The longest run on the ski slopes takes about 3 minutes to come down. The park also allows off-piste skiing for the adventurers and explorers at heart. For snowboarders looking to do some rail tricks, there is a terrain park with jumps, rails, and even a half-pipe available.


The resort has a total of 8 lifts for transportation to the necessary slopes. One of the lift is a double chairlift that can take two persons at a time. The chairlift runs the length of 1330 m (4364 ft) and has a carrying capacity of 900/hour. The other six lifts are normal towing lifts that run varying distance across the ski park. All of the drag lifts have a carrying capacity of 1000/hour. There is an exercise lift at the base of the mountain for children and beginners to practice, and this can carry around 720/hour and runs the length of 200 m (656 ft).


The resort season starts around mid-December and continues until early April. The park is open from 8:30 in the morning till 4 in the afternoon. These timings are subject to change depending on the weather conditions and public or school holidays. The fee for entrance starts at 31 Euros ($33) for adults, 25 Euros ($26) for youngsters, and 17 Euros ($18) for children under the age of 6.


  For those who need to brush up on their ski skills, there two ski schools available. The Skischule Kranzegg-Rettenberg and Wintersportschule Grünten-Allgäu are competent ski schools that offer lessons or one-on-one coaching with a professional trainer. Anyone wishing to spend the night can book a bed and breakfast or an apartment or even a 5-star hotel. The Memmingen Airport is only an hour drive from the resort for those wishing to spend a day filled with sliding down the snowy slopes. Overall, the Grüntenlifte – Kranzegg (Rettenberg) ski resort is the best ski stop for the well-seasoned skiers and snowboarders looking to enjoy the weekend off. A reliable place with a soothing ambiance will take away all the stress of your daily life. Enjoy the smooth trails of the snow, or you can sit in the warmth of the spacious lodge and spend a fantastic night amidst the woods and snow. With so much on offer, you cannot afford to miss out on visiting this excellent ski resort. So what are you waiting for? Pack your gears, book your tickets and head out straight for the Rettenberg-Grunten with your near and dear ones. You can have a whole lot of fun and return with memories to cherish forever. Have fun!

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