Skiing in Harz
The ski resort “Hexenritt” is a true paradise for all winter sports fans and skiing in the Harz has won a whole new quality since it has opened in 2014.
The Hexenritt is perfect for families and young skiers to make their first experience in skiing and snowboarding. In the morning the flat and extra-wide practice slope with its own lift is the meeting point of the “Ski-School-Oberharz”.
The sleighing run – with a length of 1600m – and the snow tubing area, going down in 200-meter-long wavy path, give children and adults unforgettable holiday adventures in the Harz Mountains. With a gradient of up to 60% the “Hexenritt piste” is a true paradise for experienced skiers who are seeking for pure adrenaline.
Ski Area “Wurmberg”
The Wurmberg ist he largest ski resort in Northern Germany with a vertical drop of 405 meters. Due to the reliability on snow and its modern lifts the Wurmberg is one of the most challenging ski areas north of the Alps and it makes skiing in the Harz Mountains a memorable experience.
A total of 14 runs and a special slope for training with different levels of difficulty are available.
List of runs
Panoramaabfahrt – Length: about 1,5 km – Level: easy
O. Große Wurmbergabfahrt – Length: about 1,3 km – Level: easy
Nordhang – Length: about 0,4 km – Level: moderate
Hexenwiese – Length: about 0,5 km – Level: easy
Walpurgishang – Length: about 0,5 km – Level: easy
Skiroute Hexenritt – Length: about 0,5 km – Level: very difficult
Hexenrittpiste – Length: about 0,55 km – Level: difficult
Sonnenhang – Length: about 0,8 km – Level: easy /moderate
U. Große Wurmbergabfahrt – Length: about 2,6 km – Level easy
Talabfahrt Braunlage – Length about 1,7 km – Level: easy
Skischulhang – Length: about 0,2 km – Level: easy
Skiweg Hexenritt – Length: about 1,0 km – Level: easy
Oberer Skiweg – Length: about. 0,45 km – Level: easy
Skiweg Mittelstation – Length: about 0,45 km – Level: easy
Schanzenhang – Length: about 0,35 km – Level: very difficult
Winter Sports Paradise Braunlage
Because of the numerous facilities in the area of Wurmberg, the visitors of Braunlage easily have a an alpine impression. Already in the beginning of December the winter season starts with an annual “Ski Opening”.
Besides skiing, the toboggan run with a length of 1600m and the snow tubing area (going down a 200-meter-long wavy train sitting on tubes) ensure an unforgettable holiday in the Harz mountains for children and adults.
Ski schools and ski rental are directly on site, so that families and ski beginners are in good hands.
The most modern cable car in northern Germany, the “Wumbergseilbahn” takes you on a 10-15 minute ride to the top of the Wurmberg. Enjoy the unique panorama and return to the “Wurmberg-Alm” for a delicious lunch or for an après ski.
After an eventful day, relax in our Victoria Bar in our hotel with a fresh beer or a cocktail and make plans for the next day in a cozy atmosphere.
Of course, you have the option to store your ski equipment safe and dry in our locker. Talk to us, we want to make your stay in Braunlage and your holiday in the Harz region as pleasant as possible.