Discover Chiemsee in winter

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Experience the winter


Enjoy a winter break far away from everyday life and discover the snow-covered landscape of the Chiemsee-Chiemgau vacation region!

The perfect vacation in the snow – the Chiemgau offers the perfect conditions for winter sports enthusiasts and lovers.

The largest ski area in the vacation region is the German-Austrian Winklmoosalm/Steinplatte area in Reit im Winkl, with around 50 kilometers of slopes that promise guaranteed snow and skiing fun.

Lovers of natural snow will get their money’s worth on the Hochfelln: perfectly groomed slopes, freeride runs and a hearty stop at the mountain huts promise complete skiing pleasure.

There are great offers in the Chiemgau winter paradise for all those who don’t want to ski but still want to enjoy their winter vacation to the full.

How about a break of a different kind: enjoy winter in its full beauty in a dreamlike setting, get away from everyday life, breathe in the clear mountain air, surrounded by snow-covered peaks. Whether winter hiking, cross-country skiing, curling, tobogganing, snowshoeing, ice skating or a romantic carriage ride – enjoy the magnificent views of the snow-covered mountains.


A fantastic skiing vacation in Chiemgau!

The Chiemgau cross-country skiing region is an insider tip in the winter sports scene.

Snow-sure, lovingly groomed trails make the Chiemgau a top destination for cross-country skiers.


Chiemgau Alps

Duration: 3 ½ hours

Length: 15.7 kilometers

Character: Easy cross-country skiing tour

The 3-lake trail is the most beautiful and snow-sure trail in the Bavarian Chiemgau region. It runs through the 3-lake area between Ruhpolding and Reit im Winkl. With its glistening snow, snow-covered forests and mystical lakes, it is also affectionately known as the “Little Canada” of Chiemgau. You start your tour directly at the Chiemgau Arena. Passing the Förchensee, Lödensee, Mittersee and Weitsee lakes, the trail leads through snow-covered forests back to the starting point. Enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery of the Chiemgau and a perfectly groomed trail under your skis.

Directions: A8 towards Salzburg / Siegsdorf exit / towards Inzell-Ruhpolding / in Ruhpolding towards Chiemgau Arena / Chiemgau Arena parking lot P1

Costs: Chiemgau Arena parking lot 2,- € (as of 2021)


Chiemgau Alps

Duration: ¾ hours

Length: 4 kilometers

Character: Easy cross-country skiing tour

The Sonnenloipe is an easy and short tour between Ruhpolding and Reit im Winkl. The tour starts at the Mittersee parking lot and circles the Lödensee and Mittersee lakes. An insider tip is the Mitterseehütte, located directly on the lake. A perfect place to stop for refreshments that is only open in winter. Small delicacies such as cakes and soups can be enjoyed on the wonderful sun terrace.

Directions: A8 direction Salzburg / exit Siegsdorf / direction Inzell-Ruhpolding / in Ruhpolding direction Chiemgau Arena / direction Mittersee/ parking lot Mittersee

Costs: Mittersee parking lot 2,- € (as of 2021)


Chiemgau Alps

Duration: ¾ hours

Length: 4.3 kilometers

Character: Medium cross-country skiing tour

The Unterlandloipe in Inzell offers wonderful views. The approx. 4-kilometre trail starts at the Ferienpark Alpina and first leads along the Inzeller Filzen. After a short run, it goes uphill through the snow-covered winter landscape. The highest point is reached at the Ruhpolding junction. Enjoy the wonderful view and the winter panorama for a few minutes. The Unterlandloipe trail continues past the Kessel-Alm. The Panorama sun terrace is the perfect place to stop for refreshments before you return to the starting point of the circular trail.

Directions: A8 towards Salzburg / exit Siegsdorf / towards Inzell-Ruhpolding / in Inzell towards Ferienpark Alpina

Costs: Alpina parking lot 2,- € (as of 2021)


Chiemgau Alps

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Length: 12.8 kilometers

Character: Medium cross-country skiing tour

The Tobias Angerer trail is located directly on the Hochberg near Traunstein. The trail was designed together with the overall World Cup winner in cross-country skiing Tobias Angerer. The moderately difficult trail is suitable for beginners and advanced skiers. Thanks to its elevated location, you have a wonderful panoramic view of Traunstein, Lake Chiemsee and the Bavarian Alps.

Directions: A8 towards Salzburg / exit Siegsdorf / direction Vitzthum / park in Vitzthum on Hinterwelln Straße

Costs: Parking lot free of charge (as of 2021)



Chiemgau Alps

Duration: 5 hours

Length: 43.4 kilometers

Character: Difficult cross-country skiing tour

The Chiemgau Team Trophy trail is a challenge for every cross-country skiing pro. The 40-kilometre trail starts at the Max Aicher Arena and runs from Inzell via Ruhpolding to Reit im Winkl. It starts directly with an ascent which then leads downhill towards Ruhpolding. The trail continues through the 3-lake area, embedded in a wonderful winter landscape and snow-covered forests. Steeper ascents and longer descents follow again and again. Passing the Weitsee lake, the trail heads towards Seegatterl at the Winkelmoos valley station. After a few climbs, the finish line is reached at the cross-country stadium.

This enjoyable running event is a unique running experience in a fantastic natural landscape. Take advantage of the various refreshment stops along the route and enjoy the regional delicacies.

Directions: A8 towards Salzburg / Siegsdorf exit / towards Inzell-Ruhpolding / through Inzell / Max Aicher Arena parking lot

Costs: Parking lot Max Aicher Arena 2,- € (as of 2021)


We inform you about tourist activities on site, but are not responsible for the execution of the tours/hikes/excursions and their risks.

“Please observe the generally applicable and customary safety and behavioral rules in connection with the respective activity. Always choose your excursions according to your general state of health, fitness and experience. Also pay attention to the weather. Paths can change within a very short time due to weather and other influences and may even become impassable. The descriptions, in particular the character of the tour, may vary depending on the weather conditions and season as well as the subjective condition of the guest.”