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Best Skiing Near Munich

post #1 of 6
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Well, my super flyer husband has done it again. He found this dirt cheap fare to Munich. It will only be a 5-day trip, becasue I can't spend that much time away from my studio. We are going in early March. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 6
The Zugspitz (Garmisch) and St. Anton are two excellent places I have skied when flying out of Munich, Lisa.
post #3 of 6
What Nolo said. I've skied both and if snow is good you'll love it.
post #4 of 6
Ask, or PM, DB.

Although still a dirty Manc, he lives there now.
post #5 of 6
I live in Austria, 1.5 hours from Munich (just over the border). Your options in Austria would be:

1. SkiWelt (Soell, Sheffau, Ellmau, Westendorf) and it's not as expensive as St. Anton (more about the skiing than the nightlife).
2. Hintertuxer glacier which has skiing at a higher altitude and should have nice conditions in March.
3. Near Innsbruck is Soelden (2.5h from Munich) or the Stubaier Glacier (2.5h from Munich)
4. The Zillertal region also has nice slopes in March.
5. Kitzbuehel (Hannenkamm downhill...need I say more)

Almost all of the slopes are open in Austria until the end of March and early March can be real nice.

My preference is the SkiWelt due to it's local charm and 250km of piste. Not a lot of off-piste skiing in March though.
post #6 of 6
Are you going to stay in Munich and try to drive to different places every day or ar you looking for a resort close to Munich?

For day trips consider
Steinplatte, Austria or access via Reit im Winkel, Germany
St. Johann im Tirol (near Kitzbuhel)
Obertauern (not too far from Salzburg)

St Johann & Steinplatte are small compared to your typical Alps skiing experience and are more similar to eastern US ski areas. Not sure how to describe Obertauern, but lots of off piste opportunities. Maybe like A-basin or Loveland.

If you're looking for a nice resort area not too far from Munich consider:
Hintertux and the entire Zillertal area (Mayrhofen is the main town)
The Arlberg region (St Anton, Lech, Zurs, St Christoph, Stuben)

Of these, the most varied is the Arlberg region.
Ischgl is pretty cool for decent skiing and night life
Hintertux offers a snow guarantee because it's glacier skiing and quite high. Innsbruck is always iffy because it's fairly low and if it's a poor snow year in Europe you'll be shopping instead of skiing. I never liked Garmisch because there are too many Americans there.
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