Altitude: 730-2720 Meters

Garmisch Partenkirchen in short

  • Guaranteed snow thanks to the glacier
  • Varied skiing with long runs
  • Many events and activities organised

Garmisch Partenkirchen has a long skiing history dating back to the 1930's. The ski area is situated at the foot of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. Here numerous cultural and sporting activities are organised. In the vicinity of Garmisch Partenkirchen there are many interesting sites to visit. The ski slopes of the Zugspitze (2964m) in the Garmisch Classic ski area have contributed to making this ski area renowned worldwide. The cable car and the railway take skiers up to the runs in no time at all!

The Garmisch Classic ski area offers 60km of extremely varied ski slopes with guaranteed snow. There are many highlights here, including skiing on the glacier, wide valley runs, beautiful hiking trails and an overwhelming four-country view from the summit with a 360 degree panorama. The Garmisch Classic ski slopes are predominantly of medium difficulty and are generally long - up to 6.5 km long. The most difficult run is the almost 4 km-long Kandahar World Cup run that most experienced skiers just have to have a go at when in Garmisch. Cross-country skiers and winter hikers have over 170km of trails to explore in the Garmisch-Classic ski region.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Garmisch Partenkirchen


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes19 km Drag lifts14Start of the season14 November
Red slopes34 km Chair lifts6End of the season2 May
Black slopes11 km Gondola lifts7Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train1Min. altitude730 m
Total64 km Capacity29050 Pers./HourMax. altitude2720 m

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Guaranteed snow on the glacier

Skiing on the Zugspitze means skiing on two levels on the Zugspitzplatt and in the Garmisch-Classic ski area. For over 80 years skiing has been practiced on the slopes of Hausberg (1,310), Kreuzeck (1,651 m) and Osterfeldkopf (2,050 m). The ski slopes in Garmisch-Classic are quite wide, mostly intermediate level and up to 6.5km long. The most difficult run is the Kandahar world cup piste, which runs almost 4km from the Kreuzjoch down to the valley. Cross-country skiing and extended hikes over 170 km in length can also be done in and around the Zugspitze. A detour to the Austrian side to the Tiroler Zugspitzarena is worthwhile and is included in the ski pass.

Off-piste & freestyle in Garmisch Partenkirchen

Snow parks 1Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Top Snow Card EUR 131.50 EUR 263.00 5 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Top Snow Card EUR 131.50 EUR 263.00 5 Years old

Blogs about Garmisch Partenkirchen

1 March 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

The Olympics made it look easy, skiers and snowboarders effortlessly whizzing down insanely steep slopes and beating each other by a matter of seconds. If you’ve ever tried tackling a real World Cup piste, you might have found out it’s not quite as simple as it looks. Thirsting to push your limits and follow in the tracks of the world’s greatest athletes? Here are 7 notorious World Cup pistes where you can show your friends and family what you’re made of. You might not master quite the same ... More ›

31 July 2017 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

It’s sport like no other, a sport that fills you with a rush of adrenaline as you sail down the side of a mountain in a whirl of white powder. Skiing has come a long way since its origins as a convenient mode of transport, and the Alps has almost always been at the forefront. Responsible for popularizing the sport and then making it accessible to the middle class, the Alps have overseen the rise of skiing from a rich person’s holiday novelty to one of Europe’s favourite pastimes. Today, horde... More ›

Snow report
Garmisch Partenkirchen

Mountain110 cm
Valley70 cm
open - dicht

The information applies for the ski area of Garmisch Classic. During the ski season information is updated daily.

Slope conditions powder snow
Km of slopes open 5.9
Open lifts6 from 28
Toboggan run open open
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