Garmisch-Classic ski area
3 winter sports mountains – 1 mountain experience
All of three ski mountains - Hausberg, Kreuzeck und Alpspitze – are joined together in the Garmisch-Classic area. 40 kilometers (25 miles) of slopes at an altitude of 700 to 2,050 meters (2,297 to 6,725 feet) are there to tempt you with runs of infinite diversity and unforgettable impressions.
This is where your young ones call the tune. This practice area at an altitude of 1,310 meters (4,298 feet) is especially popular among families with children and skiers who prefer to take it easy.
The slopes here are mostly of relaxing easy to medium difficulty. In Kinderland right next to the Hausberg mountain station, toddler skiers can play and learn at the same time – the ski freaks of tomorrow get off to a perfect start here.
Olympic tradition and World Cup future meet at Kreuzeck. Today, top athletes tear down the racy Kandahar course at break-neck speeds where the history of winter sports in Garmisch-Partenkirchen first began more than 80 years ago. The course spans an altitude difference of 940 meters (3,084 feet), which the fastest accomplish in just under 2 minutes. Of course, you can take it a little easier on your run. In 2011, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup took place here. Two parallel variants provide sporting diversity on runs of 3 kilometers each which represent the grand final of the Kandahar Roundtrip.
Many winter sports lovers consider the panorama beneath the majestic Alpspitze pyramid one of the most beautiful of the northern Alps. A winter mountain wonderland high above Garmisch-Partenkirchen, skiing over the tree line and pure natural snow. The enjoyable pistes beneath the Alpspitze pyramid have the right run on hand for every skier – high-alpine snow fun with grandiose views included. And a very special view, provides the new viewing platform AlpspiX. The platform is located right next to the Alpspitzbahn mountain station. Here, you have a sensational view of the nearby cliffs, the breathtaking alpine panorama and almost 1000 meters (3300 feet) down into the depths.