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.
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.
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