Winter in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The Joys of Winter

Active. Cosy. And more.

Short days of winter. But endless adventures are waiting. In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany’s Winter Sports Resort No. 1. On the mountain. In the valley. In town. The bespoke holiday. For everyone: Athletes and savourers. Enjoying some time off, away from it all, alone or with the family. To suit every taste. Sound too good to be true? Come and see for yourself!

ACtivE & sporty

skiing & Snowboarding

Nothing but the ultimate! No wonder, in these stunning mountains. The Zugspitze. The highest mountain in Germany, with a glacier ski area included. Or the Classic ski area with the legendary Kandahar run. The best black run according to, the largest ski resort test portal in the world. Ski where the great ski stars compete every year. 60 kilometres of immaculately groomed slopes, virtually at your doorstep. Actually a sensational 231 km, counting the neighbouring ski resorts of Seefeld, Mittenwald and Tiroler Zugspitzarena. Not to mention: Fantastic powder runs off-piste. Best conditions from December to May are the norm. That, you can count on.

The Included Extra for our guests
Ride in comfort to the Classic ski area in our ski bus. Daily. Free of charge.
Sharp edges. Perfect performance. Rely on us to prepare your skis.
Ski rental. Ski, helmet & sticks. € 35,- per day.

Skifahren und Snowboarden in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Cross-country skiing & biathlon

Improve your endurance by skate skiing. Or gently glide through nature in the classical style. You can do both on the tracks of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. 29 km are groomed daily. And you can even take a shot at the biathlon. At the cross-country ski centre in Kaltenbrunn. Where Magdalena Neuner and the other champs practice.

The Included Extra for our guests
Cross-country skis available on loan. For free. Suitable for SNS bindings. Sorry, but we do not have boots available.


Great fun. On the Hausberg sledge run with a length of 3.9 kilometres. Sledging can also be great adventure. For example, the run down from the St. Martins Hütte, a cosy lodge on the Grasberg mountain. This one takes some extra courage. Night-time sledging is also very popular. You can do that twice a week, at Hausberg. So bundle up for some sledging fun!

The Included Extra for our guests
Sledges available for loan. Free of charge. Day by day. For the ultimate in sledging between your other activities.

Rodeln und Schlittenfahren in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Ski touring

Untouched nature. Tranquillity. Make your own tracks. Uphill and downhill through the snow. For many, the most beautiful form of skiing. For example, on the Wank. Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s most popular mountain for ski touring. Another fantastic option: Ski touring evenings in the Hausberg ski area.

Nature & enjoyment

Winter hikes & snowshoeing

Schneeschuhwanderung in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Explore the winter wonderland around Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Enjoy the soft silence. Step by step. Admire the views. Reenergise yourself. On 110 km of regularly groomed winter hiking trails. Where you can hike on your own or with a guide. A most special experience: a snowshoe hike. Tread silently through deep, untouched snow. Truly fascinating. And unforgettable.

Familie beim WInterwandern in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Families & children

Wildlife feeding

Watch wild animals feeding peacefully from up close. Bucks and does and fawns. You can see all that and more when you come to the feeding station (“Futterplatz”) along the Kramerplateauweg trail. Around sundown. Memorable experiences. Impressive encounters. For animal lovers, both young and old.

Kinderland & Ski schools

Let your little ski bunnies romp and play. While learning to ski. In Kinderland in the Hausberg ski area. With ski instructors from the local ski schools. With them, kids learn to love skiing! And get to enjoy some good excitement: During the weekly final race – with an awards ceremony and medals included.

Alpspitz-Wave pool

Time to get wet! Take a break from the snow and head for the waves. At the Alpspitz-Wellenbad, where all kinds of aquatic fun awaits you. A tube water slide and a speed slide. Wave pool and diving pool. Even a mini slide for mini water rats. Really exciting and lots of fun. Not bad, a day at the pool between all the snow fun.

Culture & Tradition

Christmas market

What would the Christmas season in Bavaria be without a Christkindlmarkt? The one in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is especially charming. Breathe in the scents. See the glow and glitter. And maybe even watch some snowflakes dancing in the sky. Magic, this small world of booths, horse & carriages, Christmas music and delicious Christmas sweets and other delicacies. Yes, Christmas is in the air! Dates: End of November through the 23rd of December

The Included Extra for our guests
Alpine Advent atmosphere in Staudacherhof. Every saturday with live music in the Fireplace Lounge.

Horn sledge race

The sledge, which used to be a work tool. The women and men who whiz down into the valley are blessed with a generous portion of courage. And the right technique. You need both for the daring horn sledge race. Adventurous manoeuvres. Spectacular falls and crashes. All par for the course. No wonder – the Bavarian champion is selected here every year. Date: 6th January


New Year’s Ski Jumping

New Year’s Day in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Traditionally under the banner of the high flyers. Namely the world’s best ski jumpers. They all compete in the Vierschanzentournee (Four Hills Tournament). Every year. Since 1953. And attract up to 30,000 enthusiastic visitors to the stadium. A sporting event of unsurpassable suspense and excitement. Which is why tickets sell out quickly – so don’t wait! Date: 1st January

The Included Extra for our guests
Cheers! Happy new year! We pop the corks. At our New Year’s Eve party. With surprises included.

Skiing World Cup Race

All the big names in the Skiing World Cup. With Garmisch-Partenkirchen as the host. Where it will be all about split seconds. On the legendary Kandahar run. Breathtaking: the neck breaking speed of the ski stars shooting down this challenging course; The distance of the jumps; How they give it their all to make it onto the podium. In the Downhill, the Giant Slalom and the Super G. Dateshere.

The Included Extra for our guests
We will be in the World Cup mode: With our “World Cup Menu” in the restaurant. And the Active Massage in World Cup Style.


Your Winter. In Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Let yourself be inspired. Enjoy the winter in Garmisch-Partenkirchen à la Staudacherhof.
Pleasure. Recreation. Enjoyment. And lots of fun.

Skifahren in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Staudacherhof

Passion for Skiing

Our absolute highlight for our guests with a passion for skiing is truly special: test an Atomic D2 Race World Cup ski for one day and get a whiff of fame while carving tracks on the Kandahar World Cup run and other slopes. A wicked run you won’t forget!