Kandellifte – An Ideal Winter Destination for Families!
This cosy ski resort located at the south-west corner of Germany, in its third largest state Baden Wittenberg, is a most subtle and small ski location with promising vacation moments. The beauty of the place knows no bounds. This snowbound location, situated in the Black Forest, 1248 m (4094.5 feet) above the mean sea level; the variety of ski lifts is numerous.
Ski lifts are efficient vehicles that let the commuters travel up and down the hilly mountains without having to walk all the way. There are three lifts available –
Baby lift Kandel- Bottom 1133 m (3717.2 feet), Top 1174 m (3851.7 feet), Vertical rise 41 m (134.5 feet)
Kaibenloch- Bottom 1122 m (3681.1 feet), Top 1176 m (3858.3 feet), Vertical rise 53 m (173.9 feet)
Schwarzmoos- Bottom 1053 m (3454.7 feet), Top 1164 m (3818.9 feet), Vertical rise 111 m (364.2 feet)
There are seven ski runs- 2 red, four blue and one black ski run.
Given below are the blue ski runs-
Babylift Kandel- Also known as Kinderlift, and as the name suggests, it is ideal for beginners. It has bottom 1133 m (3717.2 feet), top 1174 m (3851.7 feet), and vertical rise 41 m (134.5 feet), length 247 m (810.4 feet).
Babylift Angeschlossen- Bottom 1128 m (3700.8 feet), Top 1135 m (3723.8 feet), Vertical rise 7 m (23 feet), Length 81 m (265.8 feet).
Kaibenloch- Bottom 1123 m (3684.4 feet), Top 1175 m (3855 feet), Vertical rise 53 m (173.9 feet), Length 361 m (1184.4 feet).
Kandel- Bottom 1122 m (3681.1 feet), Top 1175 m (3854.9 feet), Vertical rise 53 m (173.9 feet), Length 372 m (1220.5 feet).
Given below are the red ski runs-
Kuhloch- Bottom 1054 m (3458 feet), Top 1174 m (3851.7 feet), Vertical rise 120 m (393.7 feet), Length 779 m (2555.8 feet). This section in between Babylift and Schwarzmoosliftes is pleasurably variant. It passes through a river valley and is exceptional on its own right.
Kuhloch Angeschlossen- Bottom 1140 m (3740.2 feet), Top 1170 m (3838.6 feet), Vertical rise 30 m (98.4 feet), Length 289 m (948.2 feet).
Given below is the black ski run-
Schwarzmoos- Bottom 1053 m (3454.7 feet), Top 1163 m (3815.6 feet), Vertical rise 110 m (360.9 feet), Length 415 m (1361.6 feet).These steep slopes are the most challenging offer even for the expert snowboarders, and so the name black slope. This dangerous slope is only used for snow up to 50 cm (19.7 inches).
The longest ski run: Kuhloch (red) at 779 m (2555.8 feet) and the ski run with the most vertical: Kuhloch (red) at 120 m (393.7 feet)
Prices for seasonal tickets are 110 Euros for children 6 to 9 years, 140 Euros for children 10 to 16 years, 175 Euros for adults and adolescents from 17 years of age, 500 euro for family of 2 adults and an undetermined number of children, 450 Euros with family of 2 adults an unknown number of children under 10 years.
If you are a novice, you need not worry, because the Kandel offers the best ski training facilities through schools equipped with expert trainers. Both private and public trainers are available as per the needs of the vacationers
Beginners ski course — This will be done in the flat, safe terrain, where the trainees shall learn the correct position on the snowboard and to balance themselves, get thorough with the basics. With the conclusion of the above simple training, they shall be made to go for their first ski run and lift, an enthralling experience for all.
Beginner lessons are usually done on the Kaibenloch situated between Babulift and the Schwarzmooslift.
Advanced ski course — After concluding the beginner’s course, individual lessons with further complications and challenges shall be offered on the grounds of Carven or Variantskifahren.
Private lessons are provided from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 12 pm to 2 pm and 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Cost for private tutors is 40 Euros per hour.
For a group of 2 or 3 people, cost increases by 10 Euros for each individual.
This was introduced to Kandel in the winter of 2014. It lifts up sledge riders and gives them and intense sky-borne adventurous experience.
For experiencing this new adventure all you have to do is buy your lift ticket, attach a summering rope to the slide (which is available for free when a deposit of 20 Euros is made) and simply hang the rubber ring on the pipe. In the end, the slide speeds down the slopes and ring escape from the pipe. Precaution must be taken to leave the exit quickly.
Prices for sledge lift are 12 trips 9 Euros, and 25 rides 16 Euros for children up to the age of 15, 12 trips 10 Euros and 25 rides 18 Euros for adults.
Only limited number of sledges can be borrowed for the lift operation.
The fees for rent of sledge are 5 Euros against pledged deposit.
Floodlight skiing and snowboarding
Floodlighting is now a major sports attraction at this ski resort. The guaranteed snow coverage is achieved by man-made snow. This facility is available every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to 11 pm under two lifts.
Skiing and snowboarding under beautiful floodlights are provided at the Kaibenlochlift and the Schwarzmooslift for anyone interested. The same goes for Black Forest Floodlight Snowpark.
The prices are 13 Euros for adults and 10 Euros for children from the age of 6 to 15 years. The inclusion of shuttle bus can increase the rate to 15 and 13 Euros respectively
Snow park/ Boarderpark
This park, situated at the Kaibenlochlift offers its visitors rails, kickers and boxers of varying intensities on the difficulty scale. The last season snowpark was further developed by a kicker line and an obstacle line. Along its lower area lies the K2-Wall, Boardshop-Rainbowrail and the Can.
Night Skiing at Kandellifte
The length of floodlit slopes is 1 km. The operating hours vary from 19:00 until 23:00 hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Number of lifts and cable cars available are 2.
Kaibenloch — T-bar, with a length of 350 m and carrying capacity per hour at 1000
Schwarzmoos — T-bar, with a length of 550m and carrying capacity per hour at 1000.
The restaurants available at Kandellifte are Berghotel Kandel at an elevation of 1198 m (3930.5 feet), Bergstation Kaibenloch at 1178 m (3864.8 feet) and Kandelhof at 1177 m (3861.6 feet).
With so much on offer, you cannot afford to miss out on visiting this fantastic ski resort. Visit Kandellifte and have fun!