The Olpe station is accessible via Cologne and Hagen or Bochum. Take a train to "Finnentrop" and change train there to Olpe. From the station take a cab to the ski resort (approx. 11 km).
Use the highway A45 and exit at "Olpe". Take the B55, heading to "Winterberg" and take the 1st exit at the rotary traffic. After a few kilometers the ski resort is on the right side of the road. There are enough parking grounds (free - status: 2013).
Dortmund airport is approx. 80 km away from Olpe. Take the Airport Shuttle to Holzwickede station and take a train to Hagen here. From here see the "train" section (via Finnentrop to Olpe).
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Olpe-Fahrenscheid is a small but very nice ski resort which is accessible easily due to the closeness (just 10 km) to the highways A4 (Cologne-Olpe) and A45 ("Sauerlandlinie").
There is just one slope, but this is more than 1 km long and really wide. The skiers can choose between a blue course (easy) and a red course (intermediate) to run down the hill. Twice each week the opening hourse are extended, thus skiing with flood light is possible.
As soon as it's cold enough, the snowguns are starting to work - this means that the resort is relatively snow-sure (the only precondition is - as already mentioned - that it has to be cold enough).
There are two t-bar lifts who bring the skiers up to 590 m above sea level. Additionally there is a "magic carpet" for beginners or tobogganists. And if you prefer snowboarding rather than skiing - there is a fun park to excercise.
Located directly at the slope there is the possibility to rent skiers or snowboards as well as shoes and sticks. This means that you don't need to bring your own equipment. There is a ski and snowboard school as well, so you can book courses for beginners or advanced.
In the ski lodge (directly upon the slope) you'll find warm and cold drinks as well as various food for the small or large hunger. The same goes for the restaurant at the valley station - here you have an astonishing view over the mountains and valleys.
Besides the "magic carpet" there is a special slope for toboggans and snowtubes. Try it out - it's really a lot of fun!
Escape Address: Fahlenscheid 1, 57462 Olpe, Olpe, Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The Atta Cave (also known as Attendorn Dripstone Cave) in Attendorn (just a couple of km from Olpe) is one of Germany's largest and most beautiful dripstone caves. It was discovered during quarries of limestone at the beginning of the 20th century. More than 350,000 people visit the cave every year. Amongst its attractions are a couple of calc-sinter flowstone drapes, beautifully colored by iron oxides.
The Biggesee (also known as "Bigge Reservoir") is a large water reservoir between Olpe and Attendorn. The lake serves drinking water for (amongst others) the Ruhr area (german: Ruhrgebiet). Besides many summer and winter activities (such as diving, swimming or ice skating) there are beautiful hiking trails around - usable both in summer and in winter.
There are a couple of landmarked buildings in Olpe to be viewed. Examples: the former district law building (built in 1908), the catholic chapel St. Joseph (a very beautiful half-timbered little church), relicts of the town fortification, different half-timbered houses all over the city or the catholic church "St. Cyriakus".