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The best ski resorts in Alsace

After a visit to a winstub, a not-to-be-missed winter experience, it feels good to get out and move.
My advice: wax up your skis, grab your poles, and use up all that energy on the slopes at one of the best ski resorts in Alsace! Whether you’re a tentative beginner or a fearless rider, there’s a piste just for you. See you at the top!


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The most family-friendly

Looking for a resort for all levels and all types of winter enthusiasts? You’ve come to the right place. Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, a snowpark, and snowshoe trails: with a wide choice of activities, there’s something to please everyone in your tribe. 100% fun, 100% cool! Not to mention the extraordinary views of the valley as you glide down the slopes. Keep an eye out, the Hohneck is never far away.

All that playing in the snow works up an appetite! Head to the resort’s farmhouse inn run by the Deybach family to try a marcaire meal. This traditional regional menu features the essentials of local gastronomy: vegetable soup, meat pie, smoked pork, and white wine. 

Want a quick lunch so you can get back on the slopes? Opt for the Panoramic, the high-altitude restaurant at the foot of the resort. And if you’re off snowshoeing at lunchtime, I recommend Salzach or Uff Rain, two gourmet farmhouse inns near the Col de Platzerwasel mountain pass. OK, I promise I’ll stop talking about food. For now!

My favorite

Night sessions at the Schnepf, or the art of skiing under the moon!

Champ du Feu

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The most unspoilt

Proudly overlooking the Bas-Rhin, this magnificent natural plateau is a feast for the eyes. Get lost in the gentle changes of scenery, with mountain pastures, forests, rivers, and winding valleys. At nightfall, direct your gaze to the immense starry sky.

Champ du Feu is also an outdoor playground for all types of explorers. Riders, snow addicts, amateur astronomers, or ferventskiers: there’s something to delight everyone.

Champ du Feu by the numbers:

1 marked pedestrian path
1 snowshoe trail
2 toboggan runs
9 ski lifts
13 downhill slopes (5 green, 4 blue, 4 red)

49 snow guns
75% snow cover in the skiing area
100% nature
1,099 m of elevation
2000, as in its Natura 2000 accreditation

My favorite

The tubing track (tobogganing on an inner tube) of the Mont Champ du Feu hotel. A little slope for a lot of thrills!

Ballon d’Alsace


The sportiest

Fitness guaranteed at this friendly ski resort in Alsace. Novice skiers have plenty to keep busy with 5 green and 4 blue runs. Thrill seekers will find a boost of adrenaline on the 4 red and black pistes. Not afraid to work up a sweat? Test your endurance with a cross-country skiing session along 22 km of tracks.

Little ones will enjoy the snowpark, kids’ snow area, and ski tow.

The Ballon d’Alsace also boasts:

Mountain biking
Rock climbing

Dog hiking
Treetop adventure course
Cross-country and downhill skiing
Sled dogs

My favorite

The panoramic view of the Doller Valley and the Alps.

Lac Blanc

© Station du Lac Blanc© Station du Lac Blanc

The little resort that’s the whole package

Less than an hour from Colmar, the favourite little resort of the Vosges Mountains is ready to welcome you on the slopes. In the unspoilt setting of the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park, its breathtaking landscapes and friendliness in all seasons will charm all ages. The downhill slopes and cross-country tracks have plenty to excite thrill seekers.

Lac Blanc by the numbers:

1 ESF ski school
1 snowboarding school
1 rail sledge
2 protected areas: the Tête des Faux Mountains and the Tanet-Gazon du Faing nature reserve
4 marked snowshoe trails
8 ski lifts 

9 km of pedestrian paths
2 toboggan runs
13 downhill ski slopes + 13 cross-country trails 
13.2 km of downhill slopes
62 km of Nordic tracks
153 snow guns

My favorite

The Auberge des Crêtes restaurant and its cheesy mountain specialties. Special mention for the Munster-topped potatoes (Sorry, I couldn’t resist).

Markstein Grand-Ballon

© Markstein© Markstein

The most chill

Slalom stress-free at the Markstein! This ski resort in Alsace is renowned for gently welcoming budding skiers with a dedicated beginner’s area and an ESF kids’ ski area for children ages four and up. 

Snowboarder at heart? You’ll love the snowpark, the boardercross, and the lovely snowkiting site on the upper mountain pastures of the Steinlebach. Let’s ride!

Markstein by the numbers:

1 ESF ski school
1 snowpark
1 rail sledge
6 marked snowshoe trails

8 ski lifts   
1 toboggan run
13 downhill ski slopes
40 km of Nordic tracks

My favorite

The network of snow guns ensures quality snow cover all season long.

"Wax up your skis, grab your poles, and use up all that energy on the slopes at one of the best ski resorts in Alsace!"

Liesel, January 2022

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