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Practical information

Along with the snow report, we provide all the information needed to plan your winter stay in East Belgium. You'll find the most important addresses, accommodation, snowcams and up-to-the-minute weather forecasts here.

First-hand winter sport information

Winter sport is important in East Belgium too. When the snow conditions are good, 19 winter sport centres invite you to come and enjoy cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, tobogganing, snow-scooter rides and snowshoe hiking. The highest region in the country offers an excellent infrastructure, and fun for everyone.

In order to make your winter holiday become a real experience, the East Belgium Tourist Agency offers you several options to obtain information about the winter sports amenities and the snow situation. Information from the ski centre operators can be found here.

The winter sport map

Where is the nearest cross-country trail or downhill piste? Where can I go hiking in snowshoes or tobogganing with the kids? Which routes are available? The winter sports map provides an excellent overview for all the leisure sport fans who wish to stay active in winter.

The topographical map shows local information and altitudes. All the skiing routes are marked in colour and their lengths are clearly indicated. On the reverse of the map, there is information about all 19 winter sport centres with prices, services and contact addresses. The winter sports map and the website of the East Belgium Tourist Agency – a must for all winter sport fans!

The winter sports map is available on the pistes and at the Tourist Information Offices of the region for free.
>> Order the winter sports map online here

 


How to get here – by car


Direct access (via Google route planner)

> High Fens ski centres (Ovifat, Botrange, Mont Rigi, Baraque Michel, Xhoffraix, Mont Spinette, Baugnez)
> Hocheifel ski centres (Rocherath, Elsenborn, Weywertz, Bütgenbach)
> Eifel ski centres (Rodt-Tomberg, Schönberg, Manderfeld, Losheimergraben)

N.B.: The East Belgium Tourist Agency advises all winter sports fans to seek alternative access routes at peak times (particularly at weekends). 

 

Alternative route coming from AACHEN:
High Fens ski centres (Ovifat, Botrange, Mont Rigi, Baraque Michel, Xhoffraix, Mont Spinette, Baugnez):
>> Motorway A40/E40 towards Liège: Exit 2 Aachen-Lichtenbusch following B258 towards Roetgen and Monschau. Via Kalterherberg and Küchelscheid to Sourbrodt and on to the respective ski centres.
High Fens ski centres (Ternell):
>> Motorway A40/E40 towards Liège: Exit 2 Aachen-Lichtenbusch following the B258 towards Roetgen and Monschau. At Monschau head towards Mützenich and then on via the N67 to Ternell.
Hocheifel ski centres (Rocherath, Elsenborn, Weywertz, Bütgenbach and Losheimergraben):
>> Motorway A40/E40 towards Liège: Exit 2 Aachen-Lichtenbusch following the B258 towards Roetgen and Monschau. Via Kalterherberg and Küchelscheid to Lager Elsenborn and then on to the respective ski centres.
Eifel ski centres (Rodt-Tomberg, Schönberg, Manderfeld, Losheimergraben):
>> Motorway E42/A27 towards Trier: Exit 14 St. Vith North, then via the N675 to Rodt-Tomberg or Exit 15 St. Vith South, then on to St. Vith and into the Our valley to Schönberg and Manderfeld via the N626.

 

Alternative route coming from LIEGE/VERVIERS:  
High Fens ski centres (Ovifat, Botrange, Mont Rigi, Baraque Michel, Baugnez):
>> Motorway E42/A27 towards Trier: Exit 13 Kaiserbaracke-Amel, then via the N62 towards Ligneuville to Baugnez and into the High Fens via Waimes.
High Fens ski centres (Xhoffraix, Mont Spinette, Mont Rigi, Baraque Michel):
>> Motorway E42/A27 towards Trier: Exit 11 Malmedy/Waimes, then via the N62 to Malmedy and on via the N68 Bévércé to Mont Rigi.
High Fens ski centres (Ternell):
>> Motorway A40/E40 towards Eupen/Aachen: after crossing the German border Exit 2 Aachen-Lichtenbusch following the B258 towards Roetgen-Monschau. From Mützenich, proceed towards Eupen.
Hocheifel ski centres (Rocherath, Elsenborn, Weywertz, Bütgenbach and Losheimergraben):
>> Motorway E42/A27 towards Trier: Exit 13 Kaiserbaracke-Amel, then via the N658 to Amel and on towards Bütgenbach, Büllingen and Rocherath.
Eifel ski centres (Rodt-Tomberg, Schönberg, Manderfeld, Losheimergraben):
>> Motorway E42/A27 towards Trier: Exit 14 St. Vith Nord, then via the N675 to Rodt-Tomberg or Exit 15 St. Vith South, on to St. Vith and then following the N626 into the Our valley at Schönberg, Manderfeld or Losheimergraben.

 

How to get here – by bus & rail

 


Provisions & code of conduct 

Cross-country skiing in the High Fens

1. According to the provisions of the Forestry Code, the staff of the Nature and Forestry Department of the Public Service of Wallonia have police authority on the cross-country skiing trails of the High Fens.

2. Access to the trails is prohibited between sunset and sunrise. Please note: it gets dark early in winter!

3. All the ski rental facilities which hire material for the trails shown on the map take care not to hire out any more material as from two hours before sunset.

4. The four trails shown on the map are reserved exclusively for cross-country skiing.

5. There has to be enough snow for the pistes to be marked out by machines. If the pistes are not marked out, the first skier makes his or her own tracks simply by respecting the existing markings.

6. Access to the ski pistes of the High Fens is free. All skiers are responsible for their own safety. This responsibility also applies in respect of third parties. Costs incurred in the search for or recovery of lost or injured persons can be reclaimed in accordance with the currently applicable tariffs.

7. Cross-country skiing is only allowed on the marked trails and only in the direction shown on the map: see map.

8. Access to the trails is prohibited for pedestrians, skaters, toboggans, snowshoes, dogs (whether on a lead or not), cyclists and horseriders.

9. Skiers must take their litter with them: the woods should stay clean for others to visit and enjoy.

10. Skiing should be done quietly: the winter months are tough enough on the fauna as it is. Driving or disturbing wild animals is a punishable offence.

11. For reasons relating to the protection of our flora and, above all, fauna, access to the High Fens conservation area is prohibited (Conservation Act of 12 July 1973 – Royal Proclamation of 23 October 1975).

Public Service of Wallonia – DGO3
Department of Nature and Forestry
Forestry Department Malmedy
Avenue Monbijou, 8
4960 MALMEDY
Tel. : 080/79.90.40

Live weather

 

 

 


Snowcams:

 

MONT RIGI (HIGH FENS)

SOURBRODT

XHOFFRAIX

WEISSER STEIN (ROCHERATH)

MANDERFELD

BURG-REULAND - OUREN

Winter sport events