Out in the snow, on the slopes – winter sports are never too far away from Munich. Many ski resorts are only around an hour away from the city. This month we have compiled some beautiful ski resorts that can be reached from Munich in no time.
The Zahmer Kaiser ski resort in Walchensee-Durchholzen, Tyrol, close to Kufstein, offers easy to intermediate runs for beginners and families with children. Highway access makes the 100 km journey from Bavaria’s capital to the ski resort quick and convenient. There is a free shuttle bus between Kufstein train station and the ski resort for those arriving by train.
Highlight: The ski resort offers a supervised children's ski area with a school and night skiing (the slope at the Amberg lift is lit once or twice a week depending on snow conditions).
One of the most popular ski resorts near Munich is Sudelfeld, only 80 kilometers from the city. It is the largest contiguous ski resort in Germany. The ski resort's easy to intermediate slopes make it family-friendly, but it also offers challenges for professionals with its FIS World Cup trail. The season runs from December to April.
Highlight: The ski resort is focused on families, offering a family ski pass, a children’s area with a children’s lift, colorful characters and a learning area.
The Brauneck-Wegscheid ski resort at Lenggries is only some 60 kilometers from Munich. It's worth getting up early as the resort is one of Munich’s most popular ski areas, and can get full. Thirty-four kilometers of easy, intermediate and difficult runs on the slopes of Brauneck and Latschenkopf make the resort ideal for all skiers. The numerous cabins and a panoramic summit restaurant at 1,500 meters offer many opportunities to relax.
Highlight: Winter sports to suit all tastes are available at this resort, including a World Cup run for experienced skiers and easy runs for families and beginners.
The Spitzingsee ski resort is reached almost as quickly as Brauneck. The Sutten, Rosskopf and Taubenstein mountains around the lake await winter athletes. There are 25 kilometers of easy, intermediate and difficult runs to be discovered at the resort. Late risers also get their money's worth on Thursday and Friday evenings when the floodlit slope is open from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Highlight: There is a snow park that is of particular interest to snowboarders and a children’s park for the little winter athletes.
SkiWelt WilderKaiser-Brixental, in the Kitzbühel Alps, offers ski areas in abundance, including Scheffau, Ellmau, Going, Brixen and Hopfgarten. There are so many slopes that it's worth spending a few days here. Many skiers especially appreciate Söll’s proximity to the highway. Skiing nights start at 6:30 pm. Ten kilometers of lit slopes going almost as far as the peak of Hohe Salve are available from Wednesday to Saturday. The Brixen valley also features the Kitzbühel ski resort, which this year was named as the best ski region and offers 179 kilometers of slopes, exhilarating snowboard parks and beautiful natural luge tracks.
Highlight: SkiWelt WilderKaiser-Brixental offers 284 kilometers of slopes, 90 modern tracks and more than 77 quaint cabins.
The Reit im Winkl ski resort is some 90 kilometers from Munich. The ski resort is located on the Germany/Austria border and is therefore divided into two areas – Winklmoosalm in Bavaria and Steinplatte in Austria. The runs on the German side are easier, while those in Tyrol present more of a challenge. All winter athletes get their money's worth here, with activities including slope sports, cross-country skiing, winter hiking and family trips. The slopes here are usually open from November to the start of April.
Highlight: Winter athletes can show off their tricks on the ramps in the fun park.
Germany's highest ski resorts, Zugspitze and Garmisch Classic, are also around 90 kilometers from Munich. Snow is guaranteed at the Zugspitze resort as it is located at 2,000 to 2,700 meters. Sun lovers can also enjoy the winter sun off the 20 km slope. The second ski resort, Garmisch Classic at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, is primarily aimed at families with its mostly easy to intermediate slopes. The children's area at the Hausberg Gondola Lift offers a special experience for even the littlest winter sports fans.
Highlight: In addition to the World Cup runs, the challenging 92%-gradient Kandahar slope is also available for experienced skiers.
The Brauneck-Wegscheid and Spitzingsee ski resorts are around an hour's drive from Vaterstetten, where our new building project, „FreiRaum Vaterstetten“, is currently being developed. Garmisch-Partenkirchen can be reached in around 1 hour 15 minutes and Sudelfeld in around one hour from Perlach-Süd. In Perlach-Süd we are currently working on our „Irma-Uhrbach-Carré“ project.
Have fun on the slopes!
Your DEMOS Team