Ski touring

in the Garmisch-Classic ski area

In the Garmisch-Classic ski area, ski tourers can use a groomed ascent track if there is enough snow. In order to avoid conflicts and accidents, we ask ski tourers to observe the following information and the DAV rules for ski tours on slopes.

BEHAVIOR ON THE MOUNTAIN

Whether the ascent track (from the Hausbergbahn valley station, via Tonihütte, Hausberg to the Kreuzeckhaus) is open can be found in the live area Garmisch-Classic, under the heading "infrastructure".

In general, the right of free access to the nature applies. This means that you can go up the mountain as a hiker, ski tourer or tobogganist, for example.

However, we would like to point out that the signs and closures on site must be observed. Entering the free areas is self-dependent and always at your own risk; no liability is accepted in the event of accidents. Signs with the wording “Keine Gefahrensicherung” indicate this.

There is a potential risk when sections of the piste are being groomed: There is then an acute danger for skiers / ski tourers / hikers / tobogganists, the section of the piste will therefore be closed. LED boards with the ticker "Gesperrt wegen Pistenpräparierung oder Beschneiung" are activated. It is then expressly forbidden to go up on these sections of the slope! Life can be in danger here because the snow groomers also work with steel cables on winches that run over the slopes. It is essential that ski tourers pay attention to these closure signs!

In order to avoid conflicts and the risk of accidents, we ask all ski tourers to observe the 10 rules for ski tours on the slopes of the German Alpine Club! It is particularly important to take into account the on-site signage: when slopes are groomed or get covered with snow, they are also blocked for ski tourers via the on-site signs, as there is a risk to life. Unauthorized
entry therefore is an administrative offense.

In order to avoid accidents, we would also urge you not to leave the ascent track. The Garmisch-Classic is a strongly frequented ski area. When ascending along the piste (not via the ascent track) there is a great potential for danger due to the large amount of oncoming traffic from alpine skiers.

According to the order of the city Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the slopes are closed during preparation and snow-making work in order to protect ski tourers, hikers and tobogganists from the dangerous situation. During this acute danger situation, the closure is clearly visible on the slopes by means of LED signs (where possible) or with common "Piste gesperrt" signs.

Anyone who disregards this closure and enters the closed slopes must be aware that they are consciously exposing themselves to an enormous risk. In these areas, snow groomers are operating, sometimes on the steel cable. The ropes can be up to 1,500 meters long and shoot out of the snow very fast when the snow groomer moves. Since the ropes are often not visible in the snow, anyone who accidentally gets too close to the rope is at risk. The BZB therefore appeals to common sense and asks not to enter any restricted areas!

If the slopes are not closed via the clearly visible “Piste gesperrt” signage, the right of free access to the nature applies: the slopes are considered to be free nature and can be accessed by anyone. However, we would like to urgently point out that the signs and closures on site must be observed.

Signs with the wording “Keine Gefahrensicherung” indicate that entering the open areas is your own responsibility and always at your own risk. No liability is accepted in the event of an accident.

Ski tourers should also keep enough distance from one another. No mask or 2G(+) proof is required to simply enter the ascent track. However, if ski tourers visit the restaurants on the mountain or use the cable cars (e.g. for the descent), the applicable corona rules must be observed.

K2 ski touring evenings

Swap office for mountain

After dusk, ski tours develop a special charm. The quiet winter landscape, the slow ascent under the night sky and get-together in the huts are a excellent after-work program. The popular touring evenings will again take place until March 17, 2022 on every Tuesday and Thursday if there is enough snow. After the ascent, ski tourers are rewarded with a warming hut and hearty delicacies.

The ski tour evenings take place every Tuesday and Thursday between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. depending on the snow conditions. 
The last ski touring evening will take place on March 17th, 2022

Please note: Drehmöser 9 is only open on Thursdays!

Tuesday:
Kreuzalm, Kreuzeckhaus

Thursday:
Drehmöser 9, Kreuzalm, Kreuzeckhaus

On every ski touring evening, a slope is open for the descent into the valley. Which run exactly will be opened can only be decided at short notice, depending on the snow conditions.

The ascent takes place via the designated ascent track (Toni-Hütte). The entry is accordingly at the valley station of the Hausbergbahn cable car.

No, no lifts or cable cars are open on ski tour evenings.

Ski tourers should also keep enough distance from one another. No mask or 2G(+) proof is required to simply enter the ascent track. However, if ski tourers visit the restaurants on the mountain or use the cable cars (e.g. for the descent), the applicable corona rules must be observed.