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The Schnepfenried

The Schnepfenried resort, in the Vosges mountains

The station of Schnepfried ski resort, affectionately called the Schnepf, is located in the valley of Munster. It covers an area of 15 ha between 1010 and 1258 meters above sea level.altitude.

It is a station with investments quite modern. Indeed, it has snow cannons that allow to cover 6 ha of snow culture. This is to ensure that the slopes have a good quality snow cover.

The largest resort in the department

The Schnepf is also the largest ski resort in the region. Its reputation extends to Alsace and the Vosges. This large area has 7 km of slopes for downhill skiing, including 1.7 km night. All new skiers are allowed.

Users experienced can try the 5 black runs. Intermediate levels will try the 4 red and 3 blue runs. Beginners will enjoy the 4 green runs. These are particularly equipped to allow the initiation to skiing in good conditions of practice. The slopes are accessible from the 7 lifts. The resort also has a Snow Park and a boardercross for the amateurs of strong glide. The cross-country skiing and sledding area is in free access. There are 45 km of trails to explore in classic or skating.

Summer and winter activities at Schnepfenried

The resort is regulated by municipal by-laws. Thus, the slopes are forbidden to hikers and model makers during the winter. During the opening hours of the slopes, the descent of the skiers could be dangerous. At night, the groomers present a major risk with cables hidden in the snow.

But in summer, the valley of Munster is suitable for mountain activities. The mini-bike Park and the mountain bike circuit are free. In addition, recharging stations are available available on site. There is also an adventure park and the peaks are perfect starting points for jumping in paragliding.

The Schnepfenried ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ The Schnepfenried
Municipality Sondernach
Massif Massif des Vosges
Department Upper Rhine
Mountain Vosges
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 7
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 7
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 1
Name of the ski area The Schnepfenried
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 010
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 258
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 134
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m) 248
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 6
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 4
Number of blue trails 3
Number of red trails 4
Number of black runs 5
Total number of downhill ski trails 16
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 7
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 7
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 4
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 21
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 615
Slogan of the station The family resort
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Metzeral
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 479
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 19 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 96 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 320 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 692 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 058 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 550 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 100 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 93 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 110 000 €
? 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 6
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 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,4
? Ranking according to ? 182nd position out of 232 stations in France

The Schnepfenried in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Schnepfenried?

The resort of Schnepfenried is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like:

Snowboarding: Thanks to this activity, you will be able to take full advantage of the Snow Park that the resort offers. You will be able to make the full of strong sensation.

Luge : This activity is completely free and will allow you to enjoy the snow of the resort alone or with friends.

Cross-country skiing: This activity will allow you to take full advantage of the unique sliding sensations offered by the Nordic domain of the resort.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity will allow you to explore the resort and its surroundings. You can discover its landscapes, its fauna and flora.

  • What are the activities in summer at Schnepfenried ?

The Schnepfenried resort also offers many summer activities like:

Paragliding: This activity will allow you to take the height and to make the full of strong sensation. In addition you will have access to a breathtaking view of the resort and its surroundings.

MOUNTAIN BIKING : Thanks to this activity, you will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the relief of the resort. You will be able to discover its landscapes in a completely new way.

Swimming pool Nothing better than a pool to enjoy the summer. You will be able to have fun while hydrating.

Hiking This activity offers you to explore the resort to discover its fauna and flora. You will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of its landscapes in summer.

  • What to visit in and around Schnepfenried?

Some of these must-see places in Schnepfenried include: the Multi-Activities Park and Accrobranche Form’Aventures, The Church Of The emm, the Lalique Museum, The Little Balloon.

  • Where to eat well in Schnepfenried?

The resort offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : la Ferme Auberge du Schnepfenried, Uff Rain Farm Inn, The Panoramic.

  • Where to sleep in Schnepfenried?

Schnepfenried offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Chambres d’hotes Les Cigognes, Farm of the Big Beech, A L’oree du Bois.

  • How big is the Schnepfenried ski area?

The ski area of the Schnepfenried resort has a size of 7 kilometers, divided into 16 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 0.6 kilometers long. It also has 21 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Schnepfenried?

This area has an altitude between 1010 meters and 1258 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Schnepfenried package?

Their packages start from 19 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Schnepfenried?

For a furnished studio apartment for 2 people, the average price is 320 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 500 euros.

  • Does Schnepfenried have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Schnepfenried by train?

You can easily get there by being at the Metzeral train station. Then you will have to take a cab because there are no shuttles to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Schnepfenried?

The zip code for Schnepfenried is 68380.

  • In which department is Schnepfenried station located?

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

  • Does the resort of Schnepfenried have a tourist office?

The Schnepfenried resort is part of the tourist office of the Valley of Munster. It is located at 1 Rue du Couvent, 68140 Munster, France.

  • Are there any webcams on Schnepfenried ?

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

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Schnepfenried?

You can find the latest Schnepfenried weather report at

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in ?

In Schnepfenried, the lifts usually open in the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions in the mountains.

  • Is there an ESF school in Schnepfenried?

Yes, it is at the address D27.1 Lieu-dit Schnepfenried, 68380 Sondemach, France.

What is’s opinion about Schnepfenried?

Bottom line, gives Schnepfenried a rating of 6.42 on average, which puts it in the 176th position in France. Its strong points are: the cost of a stay, the evaluation of the internet users, the average snow coverage.

Map of the Schnepfenried ski slopes

Schnepfenried - ski map
Schnepfenried – ski map
Schnepfenried - map of the cross-country ski trails
Schnepfenried – map of the cross-country ski trails



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