Enjoy an active winter in Bavaria

Snow covered mountains or deep valleys, relaxing winter holidays or sporting fun in the snow. Ruhpolding in the region Chiemgau offers every season a wide range of activities.




The cross-country ski run in Ruhpolding with 155 kilometers in length, has been awarded several times and is still one of the most popular cross-country skiing regions worldwide.
The routes lead across snow covered meadows, through snowy forests and over frozen lakes. Who wants to make a little break, called Jause in Bavaria, can ensconce oneself in a snuggery and enjoy a hot Jagertee and hearty snacks.


Eine Frau macht Winterurlaub in Ruhpolding und macht Sport in der Sonne


Only a few minutes away from Ruhpolding you are surrounded by alpine skiing fun. The three ski areas on the Unternberg, the Westernberg and in Maiergschwendt promise optimum conditions.

The Winklmoos-Steinplatte offers a beautiful mountain panorama, a total of 16 runs of all levels of difficulty with a total length of 50 km and a difference in altitude of 870 m.


Drei Gäste machen während ihres Winterurlaubs in Bayern eine Skitour


Ski touring is an increasingly popular sport in the alpine terrain. Leave the turbulent Skicircus behind and dunk in the unspoiled nature step by step. In Ruhpolding not only beginners, who spend their holidays in Bavaria, but also experienced  ski tourer get their money worth.

At any moment we are pleased to give you advice for the best tours in the area.



Experience the active sites of the winter and hike by foot or with snowshoes through the beautiful unspoiled landscapes. Explore the expanse of the valley while snowshoeing or go for a walk in the dawn. Enjoy and live to see the variety and beauty of the snowy alpine pastures to the fullest.

En route alpine huts, small inns and restaurants invite to strengthen oneself. Experience the best moments of winter in Ruhpolding. Aside of slopes and cable cars.

Pristine snow landscapes, unique views of the Bavarian Alps and quiet moments are expecting you, as they became rare nowadays.


Mehrere Sportler beim Langlauf während ihres Winterurlaubs in Ruhpolding


Every January the Biathlon World Cup takes place in the Ruhpolding Arena. More than ten thousand spectators come to Ruhpolding to enjoy the great atmosphere.
When the world’s best biathlete come to Ruhpolding there rule exceptional circumstances in our oth-erwise tranquil village.