Still waiting for the snow in the Black Forest, as seen here on the summit of Kandel Mountain near St. Peter on 1241 meters above sea level on 29 December 2015.
But certainly the snow is yet to come, for the winter has only just begun.
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After heavy snowfall in the last 2 days, there is as of today (28 December 2014) permafrost, and thus now exist ideal conditions for winter sports in the Black Forest! Numerous ski lifts and cross -country trails are now in operation, eg Feldberg, Todtnauberg, Hinterzarten and at other ski areas in the Southern Black Forest, in the Central Black Forest in Schonach, Schoenwald, St. Georgen and environment, as well as in the northern Black Forest along the Black Forest High Road.
Winter sports facilities, ski lifts, snow reports, etc., refer to the section winter sports
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A new category "winter sport in the Black Forest" has been setup at www.black-forest-travel.com. There you will find plenty of information about the ski regions and ski lifts, cross-country skiing and ice-skating. Furthermore there are a couple of links for further information, e.g. wintertime photo-gallery, current snow situation and the sites of the lift operators.
Photo: Valley station of the Seebuck ski-lift, Feldberg Mountain
The winter has come, with lots of snow and frosty temperatures, here some photos from boxing day, December 26 2010.
Best conditions for winter sports, the ski-lifts are opened, the cross-country ski runs are in best order, and in accordance with the forecast the weather will stay winterly in the next weeks.
The Feldberg (1493m above sea level) is the highest mountain in the Black Forest, Germany. The Felderg Mountain is located in the south-west of Germany, about 25 km south-east of the city of Freiburg.
Photo on the right: The Feldberg summit on the left side, on the right side the Seebuck foothill with the lookout tower.
A cableway runs from the car park at the Haus der Natur (House of Nature) to the Seebuck foothill. Incidentally, the cableway is operated as a 6-seater chair lift in winter. The actual summit of the Feldberg is reached from the upper terminus via a 2km footpath. There are several sign-posted hiking trails leading round the summit area with a walking time of between 30 minutes and 3 hours, from which you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape in its entirety and the magnificent views in every imaginable direction.
Ascend the Feldberg Tower and you can let your eyes wander even further into the countryside. However, you have a lovely uninterrupted view even without ascending the tower because there are no trees in the summit area.
The Feldberg is centre of the biggest skiing area in the Black Forest. Usually from November to April thousands of skiers use the 14 ski-lifts and downhills of all categories.