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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 Lift2,830m
Resort Height720m
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Munich
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The ski area of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is in the Bavarian Alps at an altitude of 720m.


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

With ski lifts as high as 2,830m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


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


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 3cm, expected on 2 August.

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Snow Forecast by day for Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Ski Area Stats

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,830m
Resort Altitude (Garmisch-Partenkirchen)720m
Lowest Piste700m
Max Vertical2,130m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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Ski Lessons in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Schools and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

This ski resort is in the Bavarian Alps in Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, Germany.


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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.


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 16km 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.

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