The small mountain village of Balderschwang lies on 1044 meters above sea level in the German region Allgäu.
Balderschwang ski area
Balderschwang is a cute and small ski resort, not really suited for those who need a huge environment to ski and get around. It has 3 main areas to ski whereof one is targeting beginners and two are addressing experienced or highly skilled skiers. All the three areas are connected with each other and you either choose a day tour to roam between those areas or stick to one. Having addressed the skiing (where you actually can find better resorts even close by) Balderschwang stands out by their absolute guarantee of snow (it's a 'snow hole' -- the micro climate generates more snow than even in neighboring valleys -- it's still white, when the areas around are green).
Lift capacities are sufficient for most parts of the season, except for holidays and when the surrounding resorts in the region are closed. Then you can expect 15-25 minute waits at the main stations. However, a nice side effect of that low lift capacity throughout the resort is that the runs are never crowded.
Freeriders and snowboarders can practise in specially cordoned-off areas. If you want to improve your skills, there is a snowboarding school on the Riedberger Horn.
Balderschwang is a family ski resort also very much suitable for those seeking areas for nordic skiing (cross-country) or snow-shoe tracks.
There are several authentic and cosy cottages serving regioal food and drink throughout the resort, which make even the breaks and resting phases a blast.