Oberstdorf is almost ringed by towering peaks and offers some top-draw hiking. In-the-know skiers value the resort for its friendliness, lower prices and less-crowded pistes. The village is surrounded by 70km of well-maintained cross-country trails and three ski fields: the Nebelhorn, Fellhorn/Kanzelwand and Söllereck. For ski hire and tuition, try Alpin Skischule opposite the train station or Erste Skischule Oberstdorf.