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Winter ski holidays in the Harz

Well groomed trails and slopes, several alpine ski areas with different lengths, levels and challenges, toboggan/sledge runs and numerous winter hiking trails make the winter holiday in the Harz into a great experience. Braunlage is a Harz winter sport resort which offers a good chance of snow.

The Harz offers varied winter holiday just the way you like it. Enjoy slopes with difficult alpine skiing and snowboarding, sledging and snow tubing fun for the whole family, a vast network of cross country trails and stunning winter hiking trails through pure winter wonder land.

For winter sports in the Harz the ski resort Wurmberg Braunlage is significant. The largest and highest alpine winter sport and ski resort in this region. With the Wurmberg cable car and the other lifts the slopes are easy to reach.

But Braunlage has much more to offer for a winter holiday in the Harz. In addition to the Wurmberg cable car are other ski lifts in town. The ice rink Braunlage is ideal for skating and following live ice hockey games. Take a horse and carriage ride and be enchanted by the wonderful winter landscape.

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Why not book your winter holiday at the relexa hotel Harz-Wald Braunlage. Six nights in a 4-star comfort room from €420 per person sharing a double room. The ski resort Wurmberg is just around the corner and within walking distance.

Our tip: in March you can book 7 nights for the price of 6.

The Harz ski report:
Current winter sport information and snow reports Harz

Winter sports in Braunlage:
Overview of all facilities for winter sport and ski adventure

We have compiled some ideas for your skiing holiday in the Harz:

Reach the highest mountain in Lower Saxony with 971 meters and the start of the ski runs with the Wurmberg cable car: the alpine slopes varying from easy to difficult and a total of about 13 kilometers in length.

Enjoy the rather gently ski meadow Hasselkopf and the slope near the town hall - ideal for beginners and children. Here you also find the ski schools.

More information about Winter Sports in Braunlage


Enjoy the Achtermann trail and stunning round trips which are up to 10km long, skating cross country trails are flood lit from 6-8pm (with connections to the rest of the trail network), stunning winter landscaped, beautifully groomed trails with an almost equal altitute at about 600 meters above sea level.

Please find here a variety of our trail network. The Braunlage ski area is connected with other Harz ski areas, so that cross country skiers can enjoy long stretches.

Sledging in the Harz - Braunlage offers a 1500m long toboggan run. Reach the start easy with the Wurmberg cable car and then enjoy the fast decent.

The rather gently ski meadow on Hasselkopf and near the town hall offer sledging fun for kids and the whole family.

Regardless the weather, Braunlage has the largest ice rink in the Harz and offers an area of 30x60m skating fun for the whole family.

Follow exciting ice hockey games and cheer on the “hawks” (ice hockey team), try ice curling, dance to music, hold hands while skating romantically, or maybe watch the great iron curling competition.

Experience a sense of freedom, enjoy the un-spoilt nature and the stunning winter landscape.

Join the guided snowshoe hikes through the (almost) untouched nature of the Harz winter landscape.