The Ruhpolding autumn can easily match the American "Indian Summer"! It is the perfect time of the year to go hiking and enjoy the wonderful colours of autumn. The valley is usually free of fog and one can enjoy beautiful walks through the fallen leaves and feel the warm sun before winter sets in. Ruhpolding is a cross-country skiing paradise but there are also plenty of great down-hill slopes. For children and beginners, Westernberg right in the village is the perfect place to hop on skis. For the advanced skier, Unternberg or the ski area Winklmoos/Steinplatte is a great spot. There is a - return - shuttle bus to the ski slopes and the magnificent cross-country skiing area "3 Seen" - 3 lakes. Ruhpolding has an ice rink and a natural toboggan run at Unternberg. Every year, in January, Ruhpolding welcomes the world's best biathletes during the IBU World Cup in the Chiemgau Arena. A guided tour of the arena is possible and you can even have a go shooting yourself and feel like a star.