Where to Ski & Snowboard in Germany

While skiing in Germany is often outshined by the massive ski resorts of Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and France, what Germany lacks in size is easily made up for with its incredible powder, stunning mountain vistas, and more.

But, knowing where to travel on your ski trip to Germany isn’t easy. So, we’ve done the hard work for you. With thousands of acres of skiable terrain explore, these are the destinations you need to visit on your ski and snowboard trip to Germany.

Most Popular Ski & Snowboard Resorts in Germany



Arber is an ideal ski destination for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. The resort offers a dedicated children’s area with four magic carpets for beginning skiers. To add to the resort’s family-friendliness, chairlifts also feature a safety bar for children. Arber is the tallest mountain in the Bavarian forest and boasts some of the most modern facilities in all of Germany.



Garmisch-Partenkirchen is most famous for hosting the Winter Olympics in 1936. The German Alps serve up almost 50 miles of ski runs with even more miles of cross-country skiing. The slopes do tend to cater to intermediate and expert levels of skiers, but the resort still offers world-class instruction for those new to the sport. Plenty of dining and après ski options are available in the nearby village, too.



Closely located to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Zugspitze is Germany’s highest peak at nearly 10,000 feet. The area also tends to see the longest ski season due, in part, to its high elevation. Zugspitze offers acres of free-riding along with more manicured trails, too. In total, the resort features more than 10 miles of trails accessible by 10 lifts.



This resort features some of Germany’s longest downhill trails as the highest ski resort in the Allgäu region. Often referred to as the “grandstand of the Alps,” Oberstdorf-Nebelhorn features three stops on the way to the top of the mountain where visitors can see more than 400 different peaks across the horizon.



These two combined ski areas, located on the German-Austrian border, feature several terrain parks, miles of cross-country trails, and 25 miles of terrain for skiing and snowboarding. Steinplatte-Winklmoosalm also features a modern lift system with safety restraints, seat warmers, and more. From beginners to experts, all levels of skiers and snowboarders will find comfort on the varied slopes at Steinplatte-Winklmoosalm.

FAQs About Winter Vacations in Germany

Are ski resorts in Germany open?

Ski resorts in Germany remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. Please be advised that some locations have suspended indoor activities. We recommend contacting your intended destination to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your skis, snowboard, and snow boots directly to the slopes with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

Can you ski in Germany in November?

The ski season in Germany typically lasts from December to March depending on the quality and quantity of snowfall.

How to ship skis on your ski trip to Germany?

Tired of dragging your skis and snowboard through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your skis, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Skis will collect your skis from your home, business, resort, or lodge. Arrive at your destination to find your skis and snowboard waiting! Ship Skis will send your skis back home at the end of your ski trip to Germany, too.

Why ship your skis on your ski trip to Germany?

We know you love skiing and snowboarding at venues all over the globe. That’s why Ship Skis is dedicated to ensuring your skis and snowboard arrive safely and on-time on your ski trip to Germany. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Skis is the best way to ship your skis and snowboard on your ski trip to Germany.

How much does it cost to ship skis on a ski trip to Germany?

The cost to ship a small ski bag (under 25 lbs.) from the U.S. to Germany is $169.99 USD for the outbound leg and $179.99 USD for the return. The cost to ship a small snowboard bag (under 25 lbs.) from the U.S. to Germany is $179.99 USD for the outbound leg and $184.99 USD for the return. Transit time shipping to Germany from the U.S. is 2-7 business days for the outbound leg and 3-5 business days for the return.

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