Deep snow-covered mountain panorama. Romantic valleys.

Relaxing winter holidays or sporting fun in the snow. Ruhpolding in the Chiemsee Chiemgau region offers a wide range of nature activities, especially in winter!

Cross-country skiing

The cross-country ski trail network in Ruhpolding, of a total length of 155 kilometers, has already been awarded several times and is still one of the most popular cross-country skiing regions worldwide today.

The routes lead over snow-covered meadows, through snowy forests and past frozen lakes. If you want to have a little snack on the way, you can make yourself comfortable in one of the chubby warm dining rooms, for a hot hunting tea and hearty snack.

Ski Alpin & Skitours

Just a few minutes by car from Ruhpolding, you are surrounded by alpine skiing pleasure. The Winklmoos-Steinplatte ski area offers a beautiful mountain panorama. A total of 16 slopes of all levels of difficulty. A total length of 50 km and a difference in altitude of 870 m – that’s PURE winter sports!

For beginners and children, there are great slopes directly in Ruhpolding: the Unternberg, the Westernberg and Maiergschwendt promise optimal conditions.

Winter hiking & snowshoe tours

Experience the active sides of winter and hike on foot or with snowshoes, through the beautiful unspoiled landscapes. While snowshoeing, explore the vastness of the valley, in the fresh air or take a walk around the village at dusk. Experience the diversity and beauty of the snowy alpine landscapes, use them to the fullest.

On the way, mountain huts, small inns and restaurants invite you to refresh yourself. Experience the most beautiful moments of winter in Ruhpolding. Away from ski slopes and cable cars.

You can expect untouched snow landscapes, unique views of the Chiemgau Alps and quiet moments that have become rare today.


Every year in January, the Biathlon World Cup takes place in front of tens of thousands of spectators in the Ruhpoldinger Chiemgau Arena.

When the world’s best in biathlon come to Ruhpolding, there is a state of emergency in our otherwise tranquil village.