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Backcountry Skiing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Leap into breathtaking Bavarian mountains from a golden alpine town

A leading resort for skiing exploration. Wooded slopes and spectacular views carpet the alpine landscape of Bavaria. The world-class town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the perfect springboard to leap into the deep backcountry for breathtaking skiing tours. Visit in the wintry months of January and February for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The southern Austrian mountains have a long and strong reputation are being some of the best in Europe for quality skiing. Whether it’s the prominent Zugspitze (2,962 m), the highest peak on the German side, or a ski tour on Alpspitze, the wild and rugged Austrian landscapes form a dramatic background to some of the best backcountry skiing in the whole of Europe.


Good to know:

Country code





German and Bavarian

Best time to visit

Visit in the wintry months of January and February for ideal backcountry skiing conditions

What’s the weather like?

Temperatures are very cold in winter, often dropping below 0 degrees, while snow blankets the slopes

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen:

A hiker’s paradise and outdoor playground. The town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen rests at the core of the Bavarian countryside. Peaceful, picturesque and idyllic, the landscape is vibrant with lush meadows, natural lakes, rolling fields and mountain peaks. Summer months present a large bundle of hiking routes, while the wintry months offer a snowy landscape perfect for backcountry skiing

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