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Grainau (Zugspitze)

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98 % Recommendation rate:

Resort 9.1
Ski area 8.7
Information about the ski area
Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze
Highest point: 2,720 m
Lowest point: 732 m
Altitude ski resort: 758 m
Lifts in total: 29
Tow lifts: 15
Chair lifts: 6
Gondola lift: 8
Pistes in total: 60 km
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31 km
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Ski routes: 4 km

Ski area Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze

Ski area Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze

With the "Top Snow Card" you have access to 87 lifts and 213 kilometres of piste between 740 - 2,720 m in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald and the Austrian side of the Tyrolean Zugspitz region (see ski region).

In Garmisch-Partenkirchen you have direct access to the Classic ski area (local mountain, Kreuzeck and Alpspitz/Ostenfelder) and the Zugspitze. A total of 40 km of pistes and five valley runs that can be covered with artificial snow can be found in these ski areas. A diverse ski area with the famous and very challenging 3.4 km long Kandahar run awaits you at the local mountain. The longest slope in the ski area is the valley run from Osterfelderkopf mountain: it offers a length of 8.8 km and a difference in height of 1,330 m.

The Zugspitze offers 20 km of superbly prepared pistes and deep-powder snow areas with freeride zones. Soft practice slopes on the Zugspitzplatt ensure that the lesser experienced can enjoy some fun in the snow on Germany's highest peak.

With the "Twin Ticket" you have access to the Classic ski area and the Zugspitze. The area is also known for its ski events such as the FIS World Cup and the annual New Year's ski jumping sessions.
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Après ski Grainau (Zugspitze)

After a day on skis, there are further possibilities to stay active. Toboggan fans will enjoy the child-friendly natural toboggan slope (approx. 1,5 km) directly in Dorf am Gschwendt, a hire shop can be found close by. For more toboggan fun, the neighbouring Garmisch-Partenkirchen has a total of 5 km of toboggan runs available.

The natural ice rink in Grainau invites with ice skating and curling possibilities. With a bit of luck,, Lake Eibsee will be frozen so that you can go and have a walk or slide on the natural ice. Guided snow shoe tours start at the Grainau Kurhaus where two different routes lead you through the fairytale region of the Zugspitze. For those who have the Grainau Card, this experience is for free.

In order to relax you like to go for a swim? Then a visit to the spacious spa Zugspitzbad Grainau will be perfect for you. The little ones can have a splash and the adults have time to relax.

To end the day with a highlight, let your palate enjoy the tasty Grainau cuisine. The guest houses and restaurants serve fresh fish from Lake Eibsee, must-try "Brotzeitbrettl" with bread, cheeses and cold cuts, Bavarian roast pork but also meals from the Haute Cuisine - the choice is yours. Those who prefer a more eventful day and want to go for a dance will find a large variety of bars and discos in the close-by Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Or why not go on a nightly torch hike, where you can enjoy the cool evening air and feel the mystical mountains work their magic.

Furthermore, the ski area Garmisch-Classic awaits you with many events like Early Bird Kandahar, K2 grill out, Schneebeben, ski world cup cup competition and Snow down.

Snowpark: Grainau (Zugspitze)

Freestyle fans can get their money's worth in the Garmisch-Classic ski area (local mountain, Kreuzeck and Alpspitz/Ostenfelder).

The small but fun Easy Funpark in the Hexenkessel area is especially suited for beginners and newcomers in order to get some freestyle experience. The approx. 6,000 m² area offers 9 obstacles consisting of rails, boxes and kickers, providing for ideal practice conditions for the first tricks and jumps.
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Expert rating report Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze

The rating report Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

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(3.5 out of 5 stars)

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Families & children
Experts & freeriders
Snow parks
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Après ski
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Mountain restaurants, huts & gastronomy
Getting there & parking facilities

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