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Backcountry Skiing in Germany

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Germany

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Germany?

With neighbors including Austria, Switzerland and France, it isn’t so surprising that many overlook Germany as an excellent backcountry skiing spot.

However, the south of Germany, especially, is full of excellent opportunities. The small valley of Ehrwald is one of the country’s best kept secrets. There are tons of excellent backcountry skiing opportunities in this out of the way valley, including Germany’s tallest peak, Zugspitze.

Skiing in the Bavarian Alps also puts you in close proximity to Austria and many of the best skiing spots in gErmany’s southern neighbor as well. Many people head to Munich and start with some skiing in Bavaria before making their way into Austria.

Meanwhile, arriving in Stuttgart is an excellent starting point for a backcountry expedition into the Black Forest. While not as mountainous as Bavaria, the woodlands of the Black Forest and Rhine River valley make for scenic and exciting backcountry treks.

Why should I choose Germany for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Stunning scenery

From the top of Zugspitze, you will enjoy fantastic views of the rest of the Bavarian Alps. Exploring in the valleys and foot hills of these mountains is equally as impressive. As is the Black Forest with its few lonely peaks and undulating forested hills. Regardless of where you go backcountry skiing in Germany, it will be scenic.

**Neuschwanstein Castle **

No trip to Germany is complete without a visit to the iconic castle. Located in Bavaria, it is right in the foothills of some prime skiing locations and makes for the perfect vacation selfie. When Walt Disney visited the 19th century palace he was inspired by its imposing figure and modeled his company’s logo off of it.

Plenty of variety

From nice and easy starter slopes in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps to intense freerides down the side of some of their tallest peaks, there is plenty of different types of backcountry skiing for everyone to enjoy. Head out for a trek through the Black Forest or simply get your bearings for the sport in the Bad Hindelang. Either way, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

What can I expect from the weather in Germany?

Average winter temperatures are generally between 0ºC and 5ºC during the winter months. Temperatures dip to below freezing higher up in the Alps. The winter tends to be the driest time of year, but Germany’s ski regions still receive roughly 70 mm of precipitation per month, ensuring sufficient snow.

How many days should I allocate for my Germany Backcountry Skiing experience?

This depends on how much time you have and what you would like to do. Guides offer a variety of different trips from single-day excursions to slightly longer treks. Overall, one week should be plenty of time for a backcountry skiing trip to Germany.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Germany?

German, English

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What’s the high season for Backcountry Skiing in Germany?

December to February. However, some guides offer trips from November to May.

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Germany



Awesome trip! Communication was quick, friendly and efficient. We adapted the trip based on skiing experience, fitness level, and local conditions, which made for a perfect balance between learning touring & safety technique, and physical challenge. Highly recommended!





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