Skiing and Snowboarding
In winter the 150km of pisted terrain of the Hochkönig ski area spreads out into the valleys around Dienten. There has been massive investment in the ski infrastructure in the last few years, meaning you can expect a modern, high speed lift system, the majority of runs covered by snow making facilities and top notch mountain huts and restaurants.
Keep it quiet, but the Hochkönig is still something of an undiscovered gem so even during peak weeks you can expect to never have to queue more than a couple of minutes for a lift. France, this is not! Why not have a go at the Königstour; one of the longest ski routes in the Alps with 32km of connected pistes and over 6700m of vertical descent? If that isn’t enough, your ski pass is also valid across the whole Ski Amade region covering 865km of pistes in surrounding areas.
Those with a freestyle slant can head up to the Kings Park which has super fun lines for all abilities and is served by a high speed gondola. The setup changes throughout the season and consists of several different segments the entire length of the mountain. Livingroom park on the Hochkeil provides a nice little set up and a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Off-piste, Touring and Cross Country
If steeps and hiking are your thing, there are many back bowls accessible straight from the lifts around Hinterthal. Ski touring / split boarding routes lead straight up from the chalet onto the Hochkönig and from the Hinterthal valley there are numerous options available. There are over 40km of cross country trails nearby, with those at the Dientner Sattel staying snow sure late into the season.
Lift passes, equipment hire and ski / snowboarding lessons can all be arranged locally through the excellent new Skizentrum in the middle of the village. Please let us know if we can help arrange any of the above for your stay.