Ski holidays in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Action & relaxation in the glistening whiteness
Snow-covered peaks, blue skies and a glistening winter wonderland all around you. Take a lungful of clear mountain air, close your eyes and realize: Your ski holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen has truly begun.
Now it’s time for: relaxation and recreation. Experiences and action. Pleasure and enjoyment. In short: everything you have been looking forward to. Whether you prefer to enjoy the snow on two skis, during a snowshoe hike or through the window of a cosy spa area: Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers 1001 possibilities for maximum holiday pleasure. Ski holidays with the family, a romantic couple getaway or some precious me-time – what does your dream holiday in the Bavarian mountains look like?
A paradise for skiing & snowboarding
As soon as you’re out your hotel’s door, you’re already headed for the nearest ski lift? You love nothing more than to be first and last on the slopes during your ski holiday? Then you have plenty to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! After all, more than 60 kilometres of slopes are only waiting to be explored by you – whether it’s with your race skis, carving skis or snowboard.
Excellent snow conditions and perfectly groomed slopes from November until April – in Garmisch-Partenkirchen you can enjoy every last bit of winter. Add to that plenty of state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts, slopes for all difficulty levels and a great selection of traditional mountain huts, and what you get is every skier’s dream holiday.
Garmisch-Classic ski resort
- 3 skiing mountains: Hausberg, Kreuzeck and Alpspitz
- 40 kilometres of slopes (12 km of blue, 18 km of red, 10 km of black slopes)
- 4 downhill runs with artificial snow-making facilities
- children’s area
Zugspitze ski resort
- Germany’s highest glacier
- at 2.000 to 2.720 m
- 20 kilometres of slopes (7 km of blue, 13 km of red slopes)
- possibilities for sledging
- excellent mountain restaurants
Garmisch-Partenkirchen & the Olympic Games
Maybe you have noticed it: Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a place where it’s easy to excel yourself. And that’s not much of a surprise! After all, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is where winners are made. It’s where the world’s best athletes have battled it out. During the Olympic Winter Games of 1936, the picturesque mountain region first entered the realm of the famous five rings. In 2011, the World Skiing Championships once again brought athletic glory and gleaming medals to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. On this occasion, the local cable cars and lifts were modernised and the legendary Kandahar run was reconstructed. Wouldn’t that be the perfect challenge for your next ski holiday?
If you’d rather prefer to witness Olympic glory from the sidelines, we recommend a guided tour of the big Olympic ski jump. Facing the giant ski jump, you’re bound to feel a new kind of awe – for the daring athletes, their incredible performance and the spectacular Alpine backdrop that turns every moment into a grandiose experience.
Off the slopes
We can understand that you’d like to spend as much time as possible on the slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. However, be sure not to miss the many other highlights that are waiting for you off the slopes, ready to turn your winter holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen into an even more memorable experience!
Cross-country skiing meets pleasure
Blue skies, perfectly groomed runs and a wintry silence in which you can almost hear the snowflakes fall. Cross-country skiing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a feast for all senses. On 28 kilometres, you glide past snow-covered fir forests, glistening fields and impressive summits. Or how about trying your hand at biathlon in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?
Sounds just like the holiday of your dreams? Find out about cross-country skiing & biathlon in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Winter & snowshoe hiking with the whole family
Press the pause button and slow down during a winter hike or a snowshoe hike in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! Tours for all difficulty levels make winter hiking a great family activity for all ages. And afterwards? It’s time to reward yourself with a piece of warm apple strudel at a mountain hut or cosy cafe.
Our tip: From January to March, the Health Corner offers almost daily guided winter hikes!
Ski touring in a spectacular Alpine scenery
You, the mountain and the great wide open: Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a paradise for ski touring. Amazing routes, spectacular panoramic views and inviting mountain huts are waiting for all those who want to swap the hustle and bustle of the slopes for some solitude out in nature.
Find out more about ski touring in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Even more winter activities: sledging, ice stock shooting & more
You think that’s all Garmisch-Partenkirchen has to offer? Wrong! There’s so much more to see and do on your family ski holiday! For instance, sledging with your little ones. Or ice stock shooting with your pals. A perfect idea for some romantic couple time: a horse-drawn carriage ride through the winter wonderland of Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Sounds just like what you were looking for? There are plenty of fun, exciting and relaxing activities off the slopes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Culture & wellness
You still feel sore from yesterday’s skiing or are just not in the mood for snow and ice today? Then that’s the perfect opportunity to get to know Garmisch-Partenkirchen from a new perspective! After all, the Bavarian mountain region offers plenty to see and do away from the slopes. Varied culture and wellness offers make time off the slopes fly by!
For instance, how about visiting a museum, a concert or a theatre performance? Or joining a relaxed guided village walk? You feel like doing nothing at all? There’s also plenty of lovely places around Garmisch-Partenkirchen for that. For instance, at the Alpspitz-Wellenbad or the public wellness area of one of the local hotels …
Bad-weather programme for rainy days
Rainy days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are just as eventful as sunny ones. Just because the weather doesn’t play along, doesn’t mean you’re stuck in your hotel room! On the contrary: A rainy day is the perfect opportunity to go shopping, visit an exhibition or explore the boulder hall. Or how about sampling your way through some traditional Bavarian treats at one of the inviting inns and cafés?
Grey weather, bright alternatives: Find out what the bad-weather programme of Garmisch-Partenkirchen has in store for you!