Skiing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Holidays in Germany’s winter sports metropolis no. 1
Skiing and Garmisch-Partenkirchen go together like snow and flake. The Zugspitz region provides such great conditions for the number-one winter sport that it became a competition site for the World Ski Championships both in 1978 and in 2011. Where the best of the best give it their all on the slopes, hobby racers, leisure skiers and mini ski stars also feel right at home.
Two ski resorts that leave nothing to be desired. A total of more than 60 kilometres of slopes, perfectly groomed descents, state-of-the-art lift facilities – from November to April. Garnished with stunning scenic views and huts that entice you to stay a little longer … Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a skier’s snowy dream come true!
More from the slope paradise: A day trip onto the slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen – highly recommended. Even better: a whole week at the winter sports mecca! Find out more about ski holidays in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and look forward to slope fun at its best!
The best of two worlds: Garmisch-Classic and Zugspitze
With two top ski resorts to choose from, you can enjoy your ski holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the fullest. Family fun at the Kinderland of Garmisch-Classic or pure skiing joy on Germany’s tallest mountain – the region is a giant mountain playground for all winter sports enthusiasts.
Here’s what awaits you at the Garmisch-Classic resort:
- kilometres of slopes: 73 (19 km of blue slopes, 43 km of red slopes, 11 km of black slopes)
- lifts: 30 (13 tow lifts, 6 chairlifts, 10 cable cars and 1 cog railway)
- kids’ lifts and ski childcare offers
- magic lift, playground, kids’ carrousel
Here’s what to look forward to at the Zugspitze resort:
- kilometres of slopes: 20 (7 km of blue slopes, 13 km of red slopes)
- lifts: 9 (4 tow lifts, 2 chairlifts, 2 cable cars, 1 cog railway)
- altitude between 2,000 and 2,720 m
- top-of-the-line mountain huts and restaurants
The best for family skiing
On the slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, skiers of all ages feel right at home. Fun for the whole family takes centre stage here – because only when Mum and Dad as well as their mini skiers are having fun, the family holiday becomes a success!
At the Garmisch-Classic ski resort, a number of attractions are waiting for little slope stars. A magic carpet and three beginners’ lifts take the little ones up the mountain – and from there, they’ll practise their first turns all the way back to their proud parents! With the help of trained and experienced ski instructors, they’ll playfully learn how to master their first obstacles such as cones, waves and archways. Who knows, maybe your kids will be swooshing past you in no time after all this practice!
Tip: The ski schools of Garmisch-Partenkirchen offer a wide range of kids’ ski courses. Adults who want to finetune their technique will find the perfect course as well. Convenient: State-of-the-art equipment can be rented right on site at the ski schools at a favourable price!
A paradise for leisure skiers
Taking leisurely turns towards relaxation: That works particularly well on the slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Be it at the Garmisch-Classic ski resort or on the legendary Zugspitz – wide and easy slopes make every descent a truly pleasurable experience.
State-of-the-art lift facilities, lots of options for a break and a well-conceived infrastructure turn a few hours on the mountain into a mini-holiday. As the icing on the cake, you’ll be surrounded by the stunning scenic views of the beautiful surrounding mountain world. What are you waiting for? Time to hit the slopes and enjoy winter to the fullest!
A challenge for courageous skiers
Sporty skiers can take on the ultimate challenge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: at 1,800 metres above sea level and spanning a length of seven kilometres. With a gradient of 92 percent and slope sections that’ll make your blood curdle: That’s the legendary and notorious Kandahar descent.
This spectacular descent is not only a highlight for racers and their audience during every major ski event. It’s also a holiday highlight for ambitious winter sports enthusiasts. Being on location, you can test your skills where world champions usually compete for centiseconds. Are you up for the challenge?
Garmisch-Partenkirchen for freeriders
Off the well-groomed slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a dream come true for all skiers is waiting. Between tree runs, open faces and windlips, freeriders will be thrilled.
A great opportunity for all those who love to head out into the open terrain are the freeride workshops with pros. In these free courses, you’ll learn everything you need to know about technique, tactics and maximum safety while freeriding.
Culinary hut highlights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
After eventful hours on the slopes, it’s just wonderful to step out of the bindings and plop down onto a wooden bench in front of a mountain hut. The views of the alpine winter wonderland around you will have you sighing with contentment.
In addition to the feast for the eyes, you’ll be served culinary delights at the rustic huts of the Zugspitz region. Bavarian delicacies to die for, authentic hospitality that’ll make you feel more than welcome and rustic cosiness that’ll entice you to stay a little longer. A pizza fresh out of the oven at Drehmöser 9, Bavarian delights at Garmischer Haus or coffee and cake at Skibar Kandahar 2: That’s how ski holidays in Garmisch-Partenkirchen taste.
Your mouth is already watering? Then savour the offers at the cosy mountain huts of Garmisch-Partenkirchen!