Arbersee Winter


in the Bavarian Forest

The Bavarian Forest is not only a popular winter sports area, but also offers numerous other activities in addition to fantastic horse-drawn sleigh rides, exciting snowshoe hikes and various toboggan runs. Of course, you can also just spend a pleasant day in our wellness area, but if you are in the mood for an experience in the Bavarian Forest, then you will find nine ski areas in the Bavarian Forest winter sports paradise. Together with many well-groomed trails, they make up the largest winter sports area in Bavaria outside the Alps. Wonderful hikes will make your winter holiday something very special. All information about your winter holiday in the Bavarian Forest can be found here.


Großer Arber ski area

The Große Arber is a popular ski area for young and old. Whether skiing, ice carving, ski touring, ski hiking or snowboarding – the Arberland with its 14 ski schools is the ideal region for your winter holiday. While the youngsters can practice under supervision in the ArBär-Kinderland, more experienced ski guests can take the Nordhang chairlift and the 6-seater gondola lift to the summit of the Großer Arber. From there, various challenging runs lead back into the valley. You can find more information here.

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing

The cross-country skiing center Bretterschachten was chosen as a Nordic Active Center by the German Ski Association for its excellent preparation of trails. The Bretterschachten cross-country skiing center, known far beyond the borders of Bodenmais, is located at an altitude of 1120 m and comprises 106 km of classic trails and 102 km of skating trails. It is not for nothing that the Bavarian Forest is compared in many ways with Canada or Scandinavia. As a highlight, we recommend the 30-kilometer high-altitude trail. It leads from the Bretterschachten over the Chamer Hütte and Schareben to the corner. Learn morehere.


Silberberg ski area

Silberberg means skiing fun for the whole family. With well-groomed and family-friendly slopes for alpine skiers and snowboarders, the hearts of all skiers will beat faster. The Bodenmaiser Ski school Koller and Weinberger offer special courses on the Silberberg for children, teenagers or adults – beginners or advanced. The ski bus from Bodenmais stops directly at the valley station of the Silberberg. All winter sports enthusiasts will get their money’s worth and can enjoy the Bavarian Forest in its white splendor. You can always find more information here.


Toboggan runs

The natural toboggan run in Scherau in Bodenmais promises fun for the whole family. “Sledging” is particularly popular in Bavaria. Because what could be nicer than speeding through glittering snow and experiencing the wonderful winter landscape all around. Winter fun for young and old, which often guarantees direct contact with the cold snow! What is the saying of the sleigh riders: “Toboggan good! You can find more information about the nearby route here.

Ice rink

Ice rink

If the weather in the Bavarian Forest is less sunny or if you don’t like skiing, we suggest a visit to the popular Regen ice rink. Here young and old can spend a day together on the ice, with their own or rented skates. You can find more information about the opening times here.


Carriage rides

As a very special highlight, we recommend a fantastic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow-covered winter landscape in the Bavarian Forest. Either as a private tour or as a group tour, a carriage ride wrapped in warm blankets, with harnessed horses through the glittering winter landscape is always a highlight. You can find various providers here.

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Snowshoe hike

After a short briefing, the guided hike begins with an experienced local guide.
Geißkopf: The ascent begins at the Sepp Schneider ski school and meanders along romantic paths to the summit of the Geißkopf – after a wonderful stop at a unique vantage point, the descent begins on snow-covered, winding paths that only a few know.
Arber:From the Arbersee up to the Brennes spruce on wonderfully snow-covered forest paths, then to the Zwieseler Hütte for a break and an unbelievable panoramic view, a short pause at the Arber chapel and then it goes down to the valley with a panoramic view.
Falkenstein:From here it goes to fabulous vantage points high on the Großer Falkenstein on snow-covered forest paths.
Shafts:Get to know the unique shafts near Lindbergmühle in winter!



A combination of cross-country skiing and shooting – that is what makes biathlon so fascinating. Dare to enter the supreme discipline of winter sports! No prior knowledge is required. You will not only improve / learn a cross-country skiing technique, but you will improve your hit rate at the shooting range with the correct breathing technique that the professionals will teach you! After a tour of the stadium, you will be explained how to use the biathlon small bore rifle, which can be used from the age of 14. If there are younger participants in the workshop, they will receive a laser weapon. Shooting while lying down and standing up is learned, tried out and worked on with trained staff, tips and help given. More…

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Cross-country skiing courses

Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced: depending on your level of ability, a state-certified instructor will be at your side to teach you the basics or fine-tune your skills with tips and tricks and show you everything you need to know and be able to do the trail. Conquer all the trails in the Geißkopf ski area in the Bavarian Forest stress-free. Schneider-Events offers you cross-country skiing courses and skating courses on the Arber or Geißkopf. More…


Schweinhütte Forest Christmas

A special Christmas market in the snowy Bavarian Forest between Schweinhütt and Bettmannsäge. Hundreds of candles and bonfires light up the forest, accompanied by gnomes and forest spirits. Santa Claus visits and fairy tales are told around the campfire. The Christmas village offers rustic huts with culinary delicacies such as “Sterz”, smoked meat and “waidlerische” specialties. Fruit schnapps, witches’ drink and white wine punch invite you to a cozy chat. Traditional arts and crafts can be admired and purchased. The crib and chapel trail focuses on the essentials of the pre-Christmas period. In the evening, a Christmas theater takes you into a Bavarian Christmas story. A unique experience in a contemplative atmosphere. You can find more information