World-Class Winter Sports
Competitions in bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, ski jumping, and biathlon
While top-class sports are offered in traditional locations, such as the bobsleigh track and ski jump in the wintry Hochsauerland region, a football stadium in the Ruhr region transforms into a winter sports venue every year as well. All events guarantee best sporting performances and good entertainment.
High performance, challenges, and hopes for a title are essential in the snowy Sauerland region when the international sports elite meet at various World Cups in Winterberg. Bobsleigh & skeleton participants take to the artificial track, which counts among the most modern and technically demanding ones world-wide. Men and women compete in the two-person bobsleigh and skeleton as well as in the four-person bobsleigh on the competition days. When the new year commences, the ice channel is at the focus once more: Following the December event, the world’s elite will meet for another Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup in January.
Young luge talents get the opportunity to show their skills in late January: The Luge Junior World Cup is the third occasion that invites winter sports fans to travel to Winterberg. Competitions in single-seater junior, double-seater, and team relay will take place here. Another crowd magnet is added is added to the mix this winter as well: In 2024 Winterberg will be the venue for the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships.
Adjacent Willingen is known for international ski jumping competitions. The small town makes a regular appearance on the top jumpers’ World Cup schedule. Five World Cup decisions are scheduled for the Mühlenkopfschanze in January.
Biathlon at Schalke: Long distance shots that aren’t football
The Biathlon World-Team challenge on Schalke is already traditional. It may be Germany’s most unusual winter sports event, too. Every December, the football stadium turns into a cross-country skiing track and shooting range. Footballers are replaced by the top biathletes competing in mixed teams on the 1.3-kilometre cross-country loop.
The Neuss ski hall provides the snow necessary for optimal winter sports conditions in Gelsenkirchen. It can even be used to make snowballs, as is proven by the best international snowball-throwing teams that are going to compete for their own world cup title in the winter village in front of the arena with several hundred fir trees from the Sauerland, mulled wine stands, and stalls.
Every year from November to February