The slopes

  • Extent 1 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 1 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 1 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 4 out of 5
  • Eating out 4 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 4 out of 5

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  • Garmisch Partenkirchen

Key facts

Resort710 m
Slopes720-2720 m
Lifts27
Pistes62 km
Price index90

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Germany

Garmisch Partenkirchen

The upside

  • Weather-proof combination of a fair-sized glacier area and wooded slopes lower down
  • Some spectacular views
  • Some excellent, challenging runs
  • Good-value hotels, cheap for eating and drinking, good for short breaks

The downside

  • Except on the glacier, very few long easy runs; beginners and timid intermediates beware
  • Many of the best runs descend to low altitude, where conditions are rarely good
  • Glacier access takes time
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    Summary

    Garmisch is Germany’s leading ski resort. It has two separate ski areas: one at low altitude with mainly tough runs, the other on a glacier with gentler terrain. It has plenty to amuse confident skiers for a couple of days, and with short transfers from Munich it makes a good short-break destination. We’re getting few reports from readers; if you go, do let us know what you think

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    The slopes

    • Extent 1 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
    • Snow 3 out of 5
    • Queues 3 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
    • Expert 4 out of 5
    • Intermediate 3 out of 5
    • Beginner 1 out of 5
    • Boarder 2 out of 5
    • X-country 3 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 1 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 3 out of 5
    • Convenience 2 out of 5
    • Scenery 4 out of 5
    • Eating out 4 out of 5
    • Apres ski 3 out of 5
    • Off-slope 4 out of 5

    Gallery

    • Garmisch Partenkirchen

    Key facts

    Resort710 m
    Slopes720-2720 m
    Lifts27
    Pistes62 km
    Price index90