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 

5 Day Snow & Weather Forecast

  • 27th Sunny 27° 9° Clear skies New Snow 7cm
  • 28th PartCloudRainThunderDay 25° 8° Patchy light rain with thunder New Snow 7cm
  • 29th ModRainSwrsDay 25° 7° Moderate or heavy rain shower New Snow 7cm
  • 30th IsoRainSwrsDay 16° 1° Light rain shower New Snow 7cm
  • 1st ModRainSwrsDay 18° 1° Moderate or heavy rain shower New Snow 7cm
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