Zugspitze ski resort
Germany’s highest ski resort attracts visitors with 20 kilometres of slopes with guaranteed snow, an extra-long season from mid-November to the start of May and a wide range of places to eat and drink. The fact that the sun also shines a lot on the 2,600-m-high Zugspitz Plateau is the icing on the cake for pleasure-seekers.
There’s a reason the Zugspitze is known as the “Top of Winter Sport”. Even the journey to the inviting slopes of natural snow is a spectacle. There’s the leisurely option on the cogwheel train that is almost 90 years old, which brings winter sports fans direct to the ski resort after passing through the tunnel. Or the cutting-edge Cable car Zugspitze that passes within a hair’s breadth of the summit at 2,962 m – and gives you the chance to enjoy a sensational panoramic view of 400 Alpine peaks. From the top station it’s just a few minutes on the Gletscherbahn cable car to the ski resort on the Zugspitz Plateau.
Glacier Ski Resort
Thanks to its enviable altitude between 2,000 and 2,700 metres, skiers and snowboarders can carve on perfectly groomed slopes of natural snow here from mid-November until 1st May. The slopes are often above the clouds, while the valley below disappears in fog. The easy and moderate downhill runs are nice and wide on the mountain flanks, which makes them perfect for beginners and families, as well as for advanced snowboarders and sporty carving fans who value large radii.
Perfectly refuelled on the ski slope
When it’s time for a boost or a coffee break, there are several outstanding options where it’s worth removing your skis. Depending on personal preference, visitors can indulge in fresh regional and international cuisine in the self-service Sonnalpin restaurant, the á-la-carte Gletschergarten restaurant on the Zugspitze glacier, or the new summit restaurant Panorama 2962 on the Zugspitze. The different areas of Panorama 2962 create a cosy ambience, whether for an espresso, a snack or a tasteful gourmet menu, always garnished with exclusive mountain views.
Equipment on hand
If you’ve travelled light, you can rent one of the perfectly prepared ski and snowboard models from the Zugspitze ski rental right in the resort. The Twin ticket is recommended to get the most out of the variety of slopes around Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This 2-day ski pass includes one ski day each on the Zugspitze and in the Garmisch-Classic ski resort, combining all the highlights that have made the legendary reputation of this winter sports destination