Skihalle Neuss - winter sports thrills on the “Neuss Glacier”
The Lower Rhine is a paradise for (winter) sports lovers
Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed on the “Neuss Glacier” all year round. During the summer, climbing and golf are just two of the active pastimes on offer.
No matter how high the mercury rises, there is a place in the Lower Rhine where snow is always guaranteed. At the “Skihalle Neuss” indoor skiing centre, winter sports fans of all levels can whizz down the slope on their skis or snowboard year round. At Germany’s first indoor winter sports facility of its type, two T-bar lifts and one quad lift provide a comfortable ascent to the “summit station” of the 300-metre-long and up to 100-metre-wide powder snow slope. During the summer months, snowboarders and freestyle skiers can get air-borne on the Funpark’s kickers and rails. A separate slope is available for children and beginners. Every year, over 100,000 visitors avail of courses to learn how to ski or snowboard on the piste at Neuss.
In September 2011, the 4-star Superior Hotel Fire & Ice opened to create a true “Alpine resort” in the Lower Rhine. This leisure and conference hotel boasts over 79 bedrooms, including 13 themed rooms and suites and eleven conference rooms. Two additional conference rooms are available in the indoor skiing centre’s main building. From 2019 on, visitors can also choose from 22 extraordinary tree house chalets to sleep in. If it is a terrasse, a sauna or jacuzzi - every tree house offers a special extra.
Climbing and golf
In the "Alpenpark Neuss" a range of outdoor activities provide plenty of reasons to visit the allrounder mountain resort during the summer. The high-ropes climbing park with its seven courses, including one specially designed for children, provides a challenge to suit everyone. Between poles measuring up to 14 metres high, climbers of all levels can tackle 70 varied obstacles three, four, seven and nine metres off the ground.
In May 2015, the 3,000 m2 “allrounder almgolf” course opened in front of the indoor skiing centre. The 18 holes of this mini-golf course are on artificial turf, each measuring up to 35 metres. The hills and hollows of the greens are set against an Alpine backdrop filled with streams, springs, milk churns and animal figures. Golfers have to get over boulders, hit through the windows of wooden huts, bypass summit crosses and overcome a turning mill wheel. During the evening, atmospheric lighting adds another dimension to the Master Course. The 12-hole Fun Course has further interesting obstacles, including a gondola lift, an igloo, a big tree trunk and a hole designed like a slalom course.
At the Fun Football ground, which was opened in 2017, scoring goals is the main objective. The aim is to complete 14 football challenges, including the players’ tunnel, direct pickup or goal shooting training, with as few goal shots as possible. Over an area of 15,000 square meters, children and adults can have a go at scoring from a free kick, positioning a goal kick at the goalkeeper or lobbing the ball. The course can be covered by teams or individual players.