The largest winter sports region in the state of Baden-Württemberg nestles aroundthe Feldberg Mountain, which has a height of 1,493 metres. The Black Forest Highlands also provide a setting for regular high-profile winter sports events.
Whether it is on the piste or cross-country, a snowshoe walk in an idyllic winter’s landscape or an exciting descent by sledge on one of the countless sledging slopes – the Black Forest Highlands are a genuine winter’s paradise. The holiday region offers skiers and snowboarders some 60 lifts and 100 kilometres of pistes. The 125 cross-country trails with a total length of more than 700 km are ideal for those who enjoy cross-country skiing.
With a tradition stretching back more than 125 years, the Black Forest Highlands are known as the home of skiing. The 8th February 1891, when the French diplomat R. Pilet climbed the Feldberg wearing “Norwegian snow shoes” is now acknowledged to be the advent of skiing in Central Europe. The ski lift was also invented in the Black Forest Highlands with the first such facility having been constructed in Eisenbach in 1908.