Ski Away at Steckenberg!
Winters are the best time for a holiday. Whether you want to spread holiday cheer with your loved ones or you simply want to rejuvenate yourself, there’s no time more awesome than snowy time. But what a waste it will be, if all your time was spent on planning! Here is your work made easier. Let’s see! What constitutes a good winter vacation? Cold? Snow? Skiing? Fun? Utmost Comfort? Well, all these are possible with the one and only – The Steckenberg! A well-balanced combination of adventure, fun and serenity makes this resort your perfect family holiday spot. It appeals to both young and old alike. The number one choice of skiers, Steckenberg, with its huge popularity, has made municipality of Unterammergau (Bavaria) a major tourist attraction. Erlebnisberg Steckenberg lies in the vicinity of beautiful Bavarian Alps making it quite a sought-after destination for hikers and skiers alike.
Base Elevation: 2789 ft
Summit Elevation: 3281 ft
Vertical Drop: 429 ft
Be it the perfectly prepared snow slopes, efficient ski operations, fair prices or the family atmosphere, Steckenberg never fails to impress! This adventure mountain is all that you ask for and maybe even more! A hub of all season leisure activities, Steckenberg has skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, telemark skiing, hiking, cross-country skiing, sledging, petting ramp and bungee trampoline! A cosy retreat, the resort even has a playground for children. Embedded in the most beautiful nature of The Ammertal, Steckenberg offers you not only all these summer and winter activities but also opportunities for any of your events. You can easily contact them and get the most organised structure for your events. The Steckenberg Alm, for celebrations and events guests around 140 people. Another worth mentioning aspect of this cosy place is their special Bavarian delicacies- both hot and cold. You get the heavenly food while you relish your senses with the snow and mountain beauty. Steckenberg ski resort has been presented with awards like “Top Slope Preparation”, “Top Parking”, “Top Cleanliness”, “Top Cross-country” by various top-notch evaluating hubs. The Unterammergau hydroelectric power station, an environmentally friendly energy generation, using hydropower, provides enough energy for operating ski-lifts and toboggan run.
Situated at altitudes of 840m-1050m (2756ft-3445ft); the height difference being 210 m (688 ft); the resort is ideal for perfecting your piste. Their ski operation is extremely efficient and remains continuous. There are ski essentials rentals available from ski boots, poles, goggles, and snowboard for both adults and children. The day ski pass prices vary from €18 for adults to €13 for children. For anyone who wants to chill at night, Steckenberg lures to night skiing as well. Steckenberg has the largest night-time ski lift in Upper Bavaria region, and fully functional floodlights cater to this. The floodlight slopes stretch over 1 km (0.62 miles). There is sunny, beautiful summer terrace to ski down from. Hiking in Steckenberg is the best way to low-key enjoy the wintery landscape. A hike on the Pürschling with snowy backdrop is no less than a fairytale winter day. Then, the best, raw fun will be in Tobogganing, which you can do on the return way to the valley. For the cross-country skiers and skater, there is beautiful, snowy, sparkly and sunny cross-country ski runs in the Ammertal.
There are total eight slopes, stretching over 10 km (6.21 miles). Out of these two slopes, 2 km(1.24 miles) are categorised as easy and suited for beginners, 5 of them ascending to 4 km(2.48 miles) are intermediate levels, perfect for anyone and 2, higher at 2 km(1.24 miles) is of difficult level meant only for advanced skiers. There is a right ski slope for everyone with eight downhill kilometres and more than 60% of them covered with snow. There is also the presence of valley slope, and all the slopes are located below the tree line. The longest descent is Hababfahrt No. 4, length 1 km (0.62 miles) and height difference 210 m (688 ft) while the hardest descent is Gravel Road II, height difference 150 m (492 ft). A piste dedicated especially for newbies, The Beginner’s Paradise, has a length of 200m (656 ft) and an altitude difference of 30m (98 ft).
The resort owns unspoilt, perfect slopes and bright peaks, thanks to their modern snowmaking equipment. There are 18 fully, functional snowmakers which produce the best snow at temperatures dropping to as low as -3° C. With high storage lake and water pressure alone, they produce enough snow on all slopes, without the need of electrical energy. They have their valley station which generates enough energy required for the snow cannons
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