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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort Guide

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift9,285ft
Resort Height2,362ft
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Munich
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The German ski resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is in the Bavarian Alps at an altitude of 2,362ft.

Summary

Garmisch-Partenkirchen has direct access to 43 marked pistes, served by a total of 38 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 9,285ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

The next notable snow forecast is 11in, expected on 1 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
25
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
10
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 3 
Cross Country
Total Length
24 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
38

Altitudes

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,285ft
Resort Altitude (Garmisch-Partenkirchen)2,362ft
Lowest Trail2,297ft
Max Vertical6,988ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Rental in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Ski Rental Shops in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Location and Map

Where is Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

This ski resort is in the Bavarian Alps in Germany.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is Innsbruck Airport, 60 minutes drive away.

Munich, Memmingen, Salzburg, Bolzano, Friedrichshafen and St. Gallen-Altenrhein airports are all within three hours drive.

Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 38 ski lifts are able to uplift 50,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10 miles of ski runs, with 25 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Garmisch-Partenkirchen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December (Zugspitz glacier may open earlier in autumn), and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourist Office for the latest.

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