Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort

With Germany’s highest mountain, the mighty Zugspitze (2962m; 9,781ft) towering over them, the twin-towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen jointly comprise by far the best known ski resort in Germany. This is the great Bavarian original: its architecture and ambience have been copied the world over.

This is quintessential Bavaria. And the scenery, crowned by the mighty Zugspitze, which is partly in Germany and partly in Austria, provides a breathtaking backdrop. There are five mountains in all, several interconnected, as well as the only glacier skiing in Germany, on the Zugspitze itself. The whole area - which includes the surrounding communities of Ohlstadt, Eschenloe, Farchant and the Austrian ski resort of Oberau and its neighbours, is known as "Zugspitzland".

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Statistics

  • CountryGermany
  • RegionTop Snow Card
  • Base1,144 m
  • Peak2,830 m
  • Vertical1,350 m
  • Beginner16 %
  • Intermediate65 %
  • Advanced10 %
  • Ski Lifts33 
  • Cable Cars
  • Funiculars
  • Gondolas
  • Chair Lifts
  • Surface Lifts20 
  • Riders per hour 30,000 

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  • 26th Sunny 26° 6° Clear skies New Snow 5cm
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  • 29th PartlyCloudyDay 26° 7° Partly cloudy skies New Snow 5cm
  • 30th PartCloudRainThunderDay 27° 8° Thundery outbreaks possible New Snow 5cm
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