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Oberwiesenthal Ski Resort Guide

Oberwiesenthal, Germany

Rated: 2/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length13 miles
Highest Lift3,970ft
Resort Height2,986ft
 Nearest AirportsKarlovy Vary and Dresden
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The German ski resort of Oberwiesenthal is at an altitude of 2,986ft, with 13 miles of marked runs.


Oberwiesenthal has direct access to 13 miles of downhill skiing, with 14 marked pistes, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Oberwiesenthal offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Oberwiesenthal offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Oberwiesenthal?

The next notable snow forecast is -, expected on 14 December, with around 1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Oberwiesenthal

Ski Area Stats

Oberwiesenthal Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 8 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 5 miles
Total Length
13 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
31 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Oberwiesenthal Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,970ft
Resort Altitude (Oberwiesenthal)2,986ft
Lowest Trail2,953ft
Max Vertical1,017ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Oberwiesenthal
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Oberwiesenthal?

This ski resort is in Erzgebirgskreis, Chemnitz, Germany.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Oberwiesenthal is Karlovy Vary, 38 minutes drive away.

Dresden, Hof-Plauen, Prague, Leipzig and Nuremberg airports are all within three hours drive.

Karlovy Vary is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 5,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 6 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Oberwiesenthal open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Oberwiesenthal, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Oberwiesenthal Tourist Office for the latest.

Oberwiesenthal Webcams

The Webcams in Oberwiesenthal are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.