Garmisch

User rating 4 out of 10

Not worth the time

Tue 18 January 2011 by Maniak

This place has some alright runs, but nothing really special. In the classic valley area they have several "light runs" to get from place to place. You had better be good at skating though, because that's what you will be doing. There are a lot of skiers rolling around, and the German ones really disdain snowboarders. Expect to get a few nasty glares, they also seem to think they have the right of way no matter what - so look over your shoulder from time to time if you are taking it easy. Bottom line- Austria is only about 20 minutes from here. Do yourself a favor and find a nice place there. (your wallet will thank you too)

 

User rating 5 out of 10

Good on Pow days

Mon 25 September 2006 by Geno

Tip #1: Get away from town. Haus and Alpspitze are not good. Head up to Zugspitze on Pow days. It's best if you can catch it during the week when there's alot of fresh snow. It's small but the off piste is good if you just hit it hard all day and find good lines from top to bottom. A few pit stops in the Red Bull tent make it even better. The music is as good as the beer. If you love trees there's a killer time to be had, IF you know where to find it. When you leave the peak take the cog wheel train out, talk to the train operator and ask him to stop at the end of the tunnel. When you get out of the train all the skiers will zoom down one last groomer for the day, just look to your right and dive in. It's always easy to find untouched snow here and you'll never take the same line twice. Be warned it's steep and the trees are tight. You'll be having such a blast it's easy to wrap yourself around a tree.

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