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Berchtesgaden Skiing

Jenner am Königssee

Ski Facts

Cable Car: 2
Chairlifts: 2
Draglifts: 3
Main skiing area reached by bus or car.

Jenner am Königssee Ski Area

The Jenner ski area is located next to the Königssee lake and shares the same car park as that used by the tourist crods flocking to the ferries and sights of the lakeshore.

The area is served by a regular ski bus and extensive parking is available once through the toll gates at the entrance to the lake. The Jennerbahn cable car itself is a five minute walk from the top car park.

Berchtesgaden Skiing, Germany

The Jenner area has a beginners lift used by the ski school at the bottom but most skiers will want to take the two-stage cable car which is the only access to the runs higher up the mountain.

An exit can be made at the middle station at 1200 metres or at the top station at 1874 metres.

The views from the restaurant at the top of the cable car are exceptional in all directions - only the Königssee lake is hidden from view behind a ridge.

Behind the top of the ski area is the National Park - ski tracks in this area belong to the ski tourers who use skins to traverse the mountain ranges.

In the direction of Salzburg, the panorama of the Berchtesgadener Land opens out and in good weather the tourist attraction of the neighbouring Eagle's Nest can easily be seen.

Most of the runs on the Jenner are red runs of a medium grade.

The top area - the Mitterkaser - has a couple of open cruising runs leading to the restaurant at the base of the Mitterkaser drag- and chairlift. A harder off-piste version runs through the shrubbery beside the Mitterkaser draglift.

The principal area above the middle station is reached via a narrow path leading into open spaces and another drag and chairlift.

The runs here are of a medium to easy nature.

The return to the bottom station under the cable car is a long and flattering red run with no difficult passages. The top to bottom route can be combined to give a run of over five kilometres.

Berchtesgaden Ski Verdict

Berchtesgaden and the Königssee are not particularly well-known as downhill skiing resorts and suffer from the proximity of the more extensive Austrian resorts just over the border. But for those who make the effort to ski here, this locals' hill will provide a good day out with runs that are normally not as crowded as their bigger rivals.

Berchtesgaden Ski Photos

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