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The Markstein

The Markstein is a resort of ski resort located in the Vosgesand offers 11 ski slopes, in a natural environment, conducive to the relaxation and sports activities.

The Markstein in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Le Markstein
Commune Oderen
Massif Massif des Vosges
Department Upper Rhine
Mountain Vosges
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 13
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 13
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 1
Name of the ski area Le Markstein
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 087
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 267
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 177
Total height of the domain (in m) 180
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 4
Number of blue trails 3
Number of red trails 2
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski trails 11
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 8
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 8
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 7
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 40
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 1268
Slogan of the station High Vosges of Alsace
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Metzeral
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 475
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 20 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 108 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 350 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 550 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 746 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 145 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 600 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 400 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 96 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 140 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 6
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 6
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 5
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 9
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 6,5
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,2
? Ranking according to ? 196th position out of 232 stations in France

The Markstein in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in the Markstein ?

The Markstein resort is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Luge on rails This activity, accessible to all, will allow you to enjoy powerful accelerations and tight turns. The thrill will be there.

Snowboarding: This resort also has a Snow Park for snowboard lovers. They will be able to take full advantage of a space entirely dedicated to this practice.

Snow kite Snow kiting : fusion between snowboarding and paragliding, this activity will allow you to fully enjoy all the sensations offered by the glide. You will be able to make the full of strong sensation

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : thanks to this activity you will have the opportunity to discover the nature of the resort in winter. You can observe its fauna and flora in all their splendor.

  • What are the activities in summer at the Markstein resort?

The Markstein resort also offers many summer activities such as :

Rail sledding As in winter you can enjoy the pleasures of sliding offered by the sled in more intense. This activity ensures you the strong sensations.

Mini-Golf This activity is perfect for a long time fun. You can have fun with friends or family playing the 12 holes of the course.

ATV Mountain biking : thanks to this activity, you will be able to take full advantage of the relief offered by the resort and its surroundings. You will be able to hurtle down the slopes at full speed and enjoy the thrill.

Hiking This activity will allow you to explore the resort and its surroundings. You will have the opportunity to admire all the beauty of its landscapes as well as its fauna and flora.

  • What to visit in and around Le Markstein ?

Among these places that you must visit in Le Markstein, we can mention : the Bockloch waterfall, the Park of Wesserling, the Serret Museum, the Adventure Tree Park.

  • Where to eat in Le Markstein ?

The resort offers more than 25 restaurants among which we can mention : Auberge Du Steinlebach, the Farm Inn of Treh, the Kitchen and Gardens.

  • Where to sleep in Le Markstein ?

Le Markstein offers a number of different accommodations such as theHotel Restaurant Wolf, Mehrbachel Inn, B&B My House High Vosges.

  • What is the size of the Markstein ski area?

The ski area of the Markstein resort has a size of 13 kilometers, divided into 11 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 1 kilometer long. It also has 40 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of the Markstein?

This area has an altitude between 1087 meters and 1267 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Markstein ski pass?

Their packages start at 20 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Le Markstein?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 350 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 550 euros.

  • Does the Markstein resort have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park which measures 9 kilometers and has 6 trails, the longest of which measures 1.3 kilometers.

  • How to get to Le Markstein by train ?

You can easily get there from the train station of Metzeral. Then you have to take a cab because there is no shuttle.

  • What is the postal code of Markstein ?

The zip code of Le Markstein is 68610.

  • In which department is the Markstein station located ?

The Markstein station is located in the department of Haut-Rhin.

  • Does the Markstein resort have a tourist office?

The Markstein resort is part of the tourist office of Guebwiller -Soultz and the Pays du Florival. It is located at 45 rue de la Republique 68500 Guebwiller.

  • Are there any webcams on Le Markstein ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Le Markstein ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Markstein station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Le Markstein ?

In Markstein, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Le Markstein ?

Yes, it is at the address Route des Crêtes, 68610 Markstein, France.

What is’s opinion about Le Markstein?

In the end, gives Le Markstein a rating of 6.21 on average, which puts it in the 193th place in France. Its strong points are: the cost of a stay, the charm of the resort, the average snow coverage.

Map of the ski runs

Markstein - ski slope map
Markstein – map of the ski slopes
Domaine Nordique de Markstein Grand Ballon - Map of the cross-country ski trails
Domaine Nordique de Markstein Grand Ballon – Map of the cross-country ski trails
Map of the snowshoe trails in Markstein
Map of the snowshoe trails in markstein


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