The winter in Munich has so much to offer – you can enjoy everything from varied shopping opportunities with excellent restaurants, to cultural highlights in the state capital. However, Munich during the cold season offers a very special feature: Just outside the city there are numerous ski resorts which can be reached quickly and easily. The proximity to the Alps brings a few wonderful hours in the snow to anyone, whether beginners or professional snowboarders, cross country skiers or a family. After an eventful Christmas winter weekend in the Isar Munich spend a few days skiing on the slopes. To give you an overview of the nearby attractions, we have compiled a list of the most beautiful ski areas here for you:
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- 1. Ski resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Garmisch-Classic and Zugspitze)
One of the most popular ski resorts of Munich is the area around Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the most famous winter sports resort of Germany. The Garmisch Classic and Zugspitze mountains areas are a true winter paradise that you can reach in a 1.5 hour drive from Munich by car or train and free shuttle bus. Especially popular is the “World Cup course” on which celebrity skiers such as Maria Hoefl-Riesch or Elisabeth Goergl delivered exhilarating races in the last Alpine Ski World Cup
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2. Spitzingsee and Sudelfeld
The winter sports regions in Spitzensee and Sudelfeld are also popular areas for day trips, since at 64 and 75 km away they are virtually on the doorstep. The great advantage of these slopes is the high snow security in the region and the comfortable journey with Bayerische Oberland Bahn and associated shuttle buses. The region also boasts in between well-maintained slopes, modern lifts and rustic mountain huts for a little reinforcement. Particularly worth seeing is the Spitzingsee sparkling in the sun – a sight that should not be missed!
3. Wilder Kaiser in the Brixen Valley
If you like it a little bigger and more exclusive way, you should choose the Wilder Kaiser Brixen Valley for its white slopes. With 279 km of slopes, 91 modern lifts and cable cars as well as 84 cosy mountain pastures, it is the winter sports paradise of Austria’s largest ski area. In an only 1.2 hour drive you reach the powder snow coated Kaiser World and all ski enthusiasts who plan to travel without a car can reach their favourite slopes by bus.
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