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“The most beautiful place to ski on earth”

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Oceanside, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The most beautiful place to ski on earth”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

As a perfect Bavarian village representation, at Garmisch-Partenkirchen itself you can live a travelers gourmet pristine dream of an Alps vacation, but add the skiing at the Zugspitze and you have an experience you will remember and treasure for the rest of your life on this planet. "The Sound of Music" photography will have nothing on you and what you see as you travel to the heights of the Alps there are a real trip!

Visited November 2012
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48 reviews
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“Zugspitz excellent, Garmisch classic too many roads”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We've just spent a long weekend here. My son is an expert boarder, I'm an intermediate skier. Our first day it was cold and cloudy and we went up the Zugspitz. The snow there was beautiful due to the altitude and the pistes were largely empty with no lift queues. The pistes were all blue to red but no poling required and there wasd powder to the sides of the pistes to play on. Had an excellent pint of Franziskaner weissbeer Royal at the glass enclosed bar mid pistemap. It was very cold and the altitude tired me out but an excellent day.
Sunday was surprisingly sunny so lots of queues at the classic area. We had expected this area to be better but were disappointed as the harder runs were icier than at the Zugspitz and we seemed to spend alot of time on narrow green roads requiring poling.
If you don't mind the cold (I used a neoprene facemask and balaclava) the Zugspitz has the better skiing (on this weekend anyway).
Bavaria is beautiful though so I'll be back.

Visited February 2013
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“Good red and black runs”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The Classic area is Easy to get to by road or rail. Good red runs and two very good blacks, Kandehar and Horn. Not too many beginner slopes though. Piste 16 can be fantastic after snowfalls, no snow machines on this run, unfortunately it has a T-bar lift so no rest for tires legs. Lots of restaurants and prices are fair. On the negative side the staff at the hausberg ticket office is an unfriendly bunch. they are not likely to dish out any advice regarding ticket purchase options. They have actually overcharged me twice for an afternoon pass, so check your ticket before you leave the window.

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Ballina, Ireland
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119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great ski ing,”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

beautiful runs, and don't miss the kandahar run, it is wonderful, quite long and difficult.
Covered chairlifts are also a great bonus in this ski area .

Visited January 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“unmatchable!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

incredible views, great weather. Spectacular.You can see for miles to Austria,
even Italy on the horizon.

Visited December 2012
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