Seefeld Advanced & Expert Skiing

Seefeld is not an area for advanced skiers. The one black run down from Seefeder Joch towards Rosshütte is not very long, petering out into a red run halfway down.

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Though picturesque, Seefeld's two mountains have unimpressive drops. The Gschwandtkopf offers no more than 1,000 feet vertical descent and Rosshütte 2,500 feet. There are no black pistes at the Gschwandtkopf area and even the red pistes are overclassified.

On the Rosshütte side, experts will find a handful of short black pistes, such as the Jochabfahrt. However, Seefeld's black pistes are hardly distinguishable from their reds. Both, while fun, will not challenge skilled skiers. Advanced skiers and ambitious intermediates will enjoy cruising Rosshűtte for the first day or so but will soon want to take their Happy Ski Card to find more adventurous skiing elsewhere.

Mittenwald across the border in Germany is just 15 minutes drive away. Here the foothills of the Wetterstein mountain range include the Kranzberg downhill ski area. Opposite, the sharper peaks of the Karwendel range offer the unpisted Dammkar run, providing a long and challenging descent in good conditions.

The Zugspitze, across the border, at Garmisch-Partenkirchen is 20 minutes drive from Seefeld and has more to offer adventurous skiers.

While Seefeld's ski pistes are relatively benign, in Seefeld as anywhere else there are risks involved in skiing off-piste. The death of an experienced local skier in an off-piste avalanche between Rosshütte and Harmelekopf in March 2009 reminded everyone of the dangers of off-piste skiing even in a resort as safety-conscious as Seefeld.Ambitious freeriders in the Rosshütte and Gschwandtkopf area will find the usual warning signs declaring 'here you leave the safety of the marked piste' so if you are intending to ski off-piste we recommend you hire a local mountain guide.

In Leutasch Moos it's popular to climb 400m up to the Rauthhütte restaurant (the lift has been removed) and then using touring skis you can climb to the top of the Hohe Munde (1,000 metres above) and then ski back down. This area is also popular with snow walkers and those who want toboggan down.

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