Winter Sports

Winter sports in Belgium? It might seem silly since we don’t have any tall mountains nor a guarantee of snow unlike the Alps Mountains for example, but when there’s snow in Belgium many people travel to the highest regions in the country in order to go enjoy landscape. Cross-country skiing is mostly practiced here along old fashioned sledging, but when there’s enough snow there are also some alpine ski and snowboarding trails available.

Honestly you shouldn’t travel to Belgium for it’s winter sports, since you’re way better off in France, Italy or Swiss. But when you’re around in winter whilst there’s enough snow and you have your own transport, then you should definitely consider a day trip to the high fens or Baraque de Frature near Vielsalm. These are the highest regions of the country where you’ll find most snow, if global warming allows it..

Alpine Ski & Snowboarding:

The alpine ski trails in Belgium are perfect for beginners. Most trails will open when there’s 10cm of snow. Snowboarding is not everywhere allowed. You can rent the gear on location, or bring your own. The ski-pas to get access to the trail and lifts is sold separately.

NameLocationAltitudeSnowboarding?TrailsLenghtLifts
Baraque de FratureVielsalm651mYes3350m, 700m, 1000m3
Club de Ski AlbainOvifat615mNo2400m, 600m4
 Le MontyLierneux510mNo2600m, 800m2
Thier des RexhonsSpa550mYes1600m1
Mont Des BrumesFrancorchamps530mNo2150m, 850m4
Val de WanneTrois-Ponts480mno11000m