Best German ski destinations for this winter
Among the other European countries that benefit from the presence of beautiful Alps, Germanyalso has to offer a large variety of ski resorts and other winter sports opportunities. These ski resorts are spread all over the German territory from the Black Forrest to the Alps. Whether you are passionate about downhill skiing, snowboarding or cross skiing, the ski resorts in Germany will not disappoint you. The German ski resorts are located in the centre of Europe and you can easily get to them by either car or plane. If you haven’t planned anything for this winter yet, you can discover here some of the best German ski destinations for this winter.
Garmisch and Partenkirchen
These two ski resorts joined their forces in 1936 for the Winter Olympics and this ski resort quickly became the most famous resort in Germany. It is one of the best German ski destinations for this winter as it offers 47 miles of downhill runs and 7 miles of cross-country skiing. The Olympic slopes are used for the seasonal World Cup Ski competitions. The resort is located in the foothills of the German Alps, one hour south from Munich.
You will find the Zugspitze resort, with the highest German peak, in the south of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This is located at about 1 hour and 15 minutes south from Munich. The peak of the mountain which borders Austria and Germany is over 10,000 feet high. The glacier with 13 miles of downhill runs offers the skiing and snowboarding opportunities all over the year. Snowboarders can enjoy here from a special snowboarding park with half pipes and tourists benefit from spectacular panoramic views. The sundeck at the restaurant on top of the mountain is a perfect place to rest after a ski day.
The small German village in the southern Germany is renowned for its history, for its wood-craving traditions and for its wonderful painted houses. Many skiers come here for its famous cross-country skiing trails. The downhill slopes here are ideal for beginners or intermediates. The town is about one hour southeast from Munich.
This ski resort is very close to Salzburg and easily accessible. The resort is located on the edge of Berchtesgaden National Park, which is a region of extreme natural beauty in both summer and winter. The famous „Eagle’s Nest”, which was Hitler’s mountain refuge during World War II, is visible from the ski area and can also be visited.