Winterberg in Germany (in the Winterberg region) is a large resort with 22 lifts (0 chair lifts, 22 surface lifts) but it only has 190 metres (624 feet) of vertical descent. Winterberg has 20 pistes. Winterberg is best suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for both expert and intermediates. There are 220 kilometers (138 miles) of cross country ski trails at Winterberg. A small proportion of the pistes at Winterberg are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Cologne and the nearest train station to Winterberg is at Winterberg. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Winterberg.
I was a military brat that had the privalidge to grow up and spend 17 years in the Bad Toelz/ Lenggries area. My last 5 years in Germany I lived in Lenggries and can tell you it was an awesome experience. The locals are great and welcoming. I also know many of the bar/restaurant owners personally in town and, more importantly, on the ski slopes. I haven't been to very many resorts/towns in Germany. Austria, Italy or the USA that still have that hometown feeling and are not yet commercialized as if skiing into a McDonalds on the slopes. Lenggries is a very traditional town and yet only 1 hour by train from Munich, which makes it a very popular destination for people in that region. Sure there are larger and more popular resorts to ski in the area, but you can't beat that Bavarian Gemuetlichkeit in Lenggries and the lift ticket prices compared to Garmisch or some of the other larger resorts. I have skied many resorts in southern Europe and am always drawn back to Lenggries every year for that typical Bavarian charm.