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Zugspitze 5-day private guided freeride skiing

Francis, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, wants to lead you on a 5 day free ride skiing trip around Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.

Mountain RangeWetterstein Mountains
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripNot specified


Germany is a country full of mountains, and Zugspitze (2,962m) is the highest of them all. Yet, despite the magnitude of this magnificent peak, it is but one aspect of the 5 day adventure I wish to lead you on.

On this amazing trip, you will get to see several peaks, not only the Zugspitze. And you will not only get to see them, you will get to descend down them as well. The descent of Zugspitze is a near 2000 metre steep, thrill ride. During the descent, you will not see many people. Instead, you will feel like you are completely on your own in the wild, surrounded by everything from forests and open slopes to couloirs. Meanwhile, when we visit the beautiful Alpspitze mountain (2,628m), you will get to enjoy a 1,650 metre descent. And while making our way to the summit of that mountain, you will also get to enjoy the thrill of via ferrata!

On top of those 2 incredible peaks, you will also get to enjoy days of ski touring in the Austrian resorts of Lermoos and Seefeld. And at the end of each day of the trip, you will get to rest and relax in a hotel in the beautiful resort town of Garmisch.

To enjoy a trip like this, which involves a great deal of physical exertion, participants should be in good physical condition. Also, due to the challenging nature of some of the descents, some previous skiing experience is a necessity as well.

With a mountain as amazing as Zugspitze being just one aspect of this amazing trip, it goes without saying that you are in for an  adventure. So if that sounds like the way you want to spend 5 days in Bavaria, just send me a request.

Please note that this is a private program. Unfortunately, for the time being, I don’t have any group departures planned.

I also offer a 6 day free ride skiing trip in the Arlberg region of Austria.


Hotel in Garmisch

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Participants should bring with them the following pieces of equipment: skiing socks, hat, gloves, goggles with extra lenses, boots, skis and poles, a small day pack 20-30L for food, water, and extra clothing, a mountaineering style harness with opening leg loops and a locking pear shaped HMS carabiner, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe, and an ABS style pack; however, the ABS pack is not mandatory.

Meeting point

Hotel in Garmisch




Day 1: Garmisch

On the first day, participants will meet and greet at the hotel in the Garmisch resort area, where we will enjoy some fun off piste runs.

Day 2: Alpspitze (2,628)

Today we will enjoy a thrilling via ferrata and go to the summit of the Alpspitze, where we will descend 1,650 metres before returning to the hotel at Garmisch.

Day 3: Seefeld

Today we will head to Seefeld where you can enjoy several back country skiing runs before returning to the hotel in Garmisch.

Day 4: Zugspitze (2,962m)

Today we will take a tram and go to the top of Bavaria, Zugspitze, where you will then get to enjoy an exciting and steep descent of nearly 2000 metres!

Day 5: Lermoos

On the final day of the adventure, we will go to the resort town of Lermoos, Austria, where you can enjoy a day of amazing ski touring before we say our good byes and you head home.

About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide

I am a professional mountain & ski guide. I have been guiding now since 1994. I have always been into the mountains – skiing at age 4 and secretly sneaking away for overnight bivouacs in the mountains behind my parents house. At age 13, I decided to pursue my airy scrambles for something that looked a bit more fun. I went to work as an assistant bringing out other young teenagers on exciting hiking and more importantly to me, climbing outings. One thing led to another and before I knew it my world revolved around the mountains.

At the age of 18 I moved to France to pursue my passions, later becoming actively involved with the French Alpine Club in Dijon and organizing outings and putting up climbing routes here and there in Burgundy.

In 1992, I entered the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix and became the first American to receive international certification (UIAGM/IFMGA) through this prestigious school.

Since then I have been making my living as a full time professional guide, climbing and skiing in many of the worlds great mountain ranges. I speak fluent French, some Italian and I am now learning German.

Previously I have worked as a technical consultant for Petzl, and Grivel.

If you are looking for a great adventure, skiing or climbing, please get in touch with and let's discuss about it.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2470 each

Group of 2

EUR 1232 each

Group of 3

EUR 1232 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

Price details

• the price includes guide fees and half board (double occupancy) accommodation, but does not include lift fees, food, equipment, insurance or transportation costs.

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