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New skier in Munich - Garmisch

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Hello everyone, 

 

I am a student from Spain that is going to do Erasmus in Munich (will arrive in 2 weeks). I know classes start here a bit later, but I decided to come earlier to go skiing and enjoy the free time. I have been in Munich for vacations, but always in the summer, so I need to get used to the winter here. I haven't seen the weather in Garmisch, but in Munich there was still no snow, so I'm worried there is no snow in the mountains... How was the snow until now there? Or is there some website you could recommend watching the weather conditions. Also, what do you think about this ski region? Is it good, or should I try some others?

 

Appreciate the answers. 

 

Kind regards

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We've been going to CZ for several years because it is much cheaper.  i.e. I just booked 6 days of equipment rental, ski passes and 2 hours (group) classes in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.  All for ~350 EUR for adults and ~280 EUR for kids.

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If you are talking about Garmisch then you probably will Ski in Zugspitze Area. Should be fine there. Or go further to Austria. Plenty of fine skiing area there.

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Hiya, I live near the Alps. Quite honestly this winter is lousy, the snow is crap. Complete opposite to last year.

 

A train journey out of Munich is Lenggries:

 

https://www.lenggries.de/

 

Has a webcam which is useful on Brauneck. (this town is our base for skiing). Recently renovated new sixer seat lifts. Wife said it is awesome when she went last Friday. it has one Black Run Galanthang, if you are good. Very good ski school at the bottom Michi Gerg. 

 

Near Schliersee is Spitzing:

 

https://www.alpenbahnen-spitzingsee.de/winter/skigebiet/

 

Near that is Sudelfeld:

 

https://www.sudelfeld.de/

 

Has the wonderful Black Run Rosengasse which is huge fun. Very wide runs and lots of space.

 

Christlum - Austria:

 

http://www.christlum.at/skigebiet

 

Because of the aspect this is better late season almost Easter.

 

Near that is Rofan:

 

http://rofanseilbahn.at/winter/

 

And for the girlies, Pertisau is fun. Almost all blue and red:

 

https://www.tourismus-pertisau.at/

 

If you are flexible, it's actually better to nordic ski than piste ski this winter. We were in "Drei Täler" near Pertisau last week and had a blast. 

 

Servus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, SpiderPig said:

But we dont know the OPs level of Ski abillity...

 

Total starter... 100m slopes are fine...   

 

It says "New" in the title, so I would assume he is a total beginner.   I would recommend a small family oriented place, the first blue slope should be enough for a few days.

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Skiing Resort Spain

It may come as a surprise to some that Spain is more than Benidorm or Magaluf. They actually do have great skiing resorts. So OP may or may not have skiing experience. However the way he asked made me think he was worried about the skiing conditons not in a beginners way. 

Anyway. My recommendation  for getting an overview of skiing conditions, size of skiing resort, altitude, slopes and snow both for Germany  and Austria is Bergfex.de or Bergfex.at

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Plenty of ski resorts have snow machines, so even if the weather is not helping there is a big chance you can ski.   Of course Greta wouldn't like it.

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Hello everyone, 

 

Thank you for the replies. I am going to be new in Munich and not at skiing. I have already skied before, but only in Spain (sierra Nevada and Andorra). Also heard that in Austria mountains are amazing, what would be the best way to get to some from Munich?

 

Thank you again

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Yes your mountains in the south are spectacular. The "white towns" of Andalusia re spectacular, especially for hiking, as are the Pyrenees and Andorra. 

 

If you are carless as I'd imagine being a young 'un, I'd recommend again the railways to the south such as Lenggries, which has buses I believe to the pistes. 

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To go skiing from Munich without a car, use on of the companies that go to the Austrian resorts by bus, e.g.

https://www.skibusmuenchen.de/en

The price (including the lift ticket) is just 5 Euros more than the price of the lift ticket, they must be getting

better prices on the lift tickets to actually make a profit.

I have used them rather often, extremely comfortable and convenient. Hochzillertal/Hochfügen and Lenggries

are really in a different league, and considering that it takes just a long (train->transfer bus) and is more expensive

to go to Lenggries...

 

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15 hours ago, jeremytwo said:

Yes your mountains in the south are spectacular. The "white towns" of Andalusia re spectacular, especially for hiking, as are the Pyrenees and Andorra. 

 

If you are carless as I'd imagine being a young 'un, I'd recommend again the railways to the south such as Lenggries, which has buses I believe to the pistes. 

Wouldn't say I'm the typical guys that go speeding down the mountains... I enjoy my time and do everything at my pace, without putting anyone at danger...

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I'm also not going to take my skis with me (kinda old) and only my boots. Are rental places good and can I for example rent the skis and if I like them buy them afterwards, if I like them (looking to upgrade my actual ones)?

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No problem with the rental places, but buying a set of used rental skis could be iffy this early in the season. That's something you'll want to clarify before you rent, if that's your aim.

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1 hour ago, El Jeffo said:

No problem with the rental places, but buying a set of used rental skis could be iffy this early in the season. That's something you'll want to clarify before you rent, if that's your aim.

What do you mean by iffy?

 

When would be the best time to buy them? March?

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