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From novice to World Cup star

Come and explore the ski areas with the most reliable snow cover in Germany! Carve your turns against the awesome mountain panorama high above Garmisch-Partenkirchen and enjoy an unforgettable day of winter sports.

If this is your first time on skis, the “Am Ried” beginners’ slope in Farchant is the perfect place.

Just a snowball’s throw away from the winter resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The “Am Ried” slope in Farchant is groomed daily, snow conditions permitting, and especially offers children, adolescents, and beginners ideal skiing conditions. Snow machines ensure sufficient snow cover and optimum skiing.

Opening hours
The lift runs from 1 PM to 4:30 PM Mondays to Fridays and from 9 AM to 4:30 PM on weekends and during vacation times.
Every Friday, there is night skiing until 9:30 PM (snow conditions allowing)!
You can obtain information on the current opening times by calling +49 (0) 88 21 - 966 201

Night skiing in Farchant near Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Skiing at night – a winter athlete’s dream come true! Once a week, a night on the slopes is a highlight for adults and children alike.
If the daytime hours of skiing in Farchant aren’t enough for you, then you will love this special offer: Night skiing in Farchant!
Night turns into daytime every Friday until 9:30 PM. The ski slopes appear bright as day in the floodlight, but with a unique nighttime ambiance. Time to get on your boards and show off your ski skills!
(Night skiing is subject to snow conditions.)

Prices Half-day ticketOne-day ticket
Adult 8,00 €12,00 €
Kids 4,00 €7,00 €

Ski school: Courses for all ages on the Am Ried ski slope at the base of the Zugspitze in Farchant
Would you like to ski like a pro, but haven’t ever been on skis? Then it’s time to finally give it a try! With professional instruction, beginners and “re-beginners” get the optimum preparation for their career in the snow.
You can rent the appropriate skis, ski boots, and poles in Peter Fichtl’s shop. And you can conveniently store your rental equipment right at the Am Ried ski slope overnight.
Contact Peter Fichtl at tel. +49 (0)171 6122232 and +49 (0)8821 9260654 for information and to register.



Just a snowball’s throw away (3 km/1.9 mi.) from the winter resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The ski areas in Garmisch-Partenkirchen offer amazing pistes: Ambitious sports lovers will be just as delighted as families with children or ski novices. Get a sense of the tradition of an Olympic town and ski the downhill courses of famous World Cup races.

The Zugspitze glacier ski area

Even when the valley is submerged in winter fog, you will find the sun shining bright on Germany's highest ski slopes at almost 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) above sea level. In Germany's highest ski area on Zugspitze with a total of 22 kilometers (14 miles) of runs covered with natural snow, skiers and snowboarders can look forward to pure winter fun. Terrain Park Zugspitze is the perfect playing field for all freestyle skiers. There is also a dedicated sledding hill where young and old alike can have a great time on the top of Germany.


Three ski areas in one: Hausberg, Kreuzeck & Alpspitze

These three fantastic ski areas are joined together in the Garmisch-Classic area. 40 kilometers (25 miles) of runs at an altitude of 700 to 2,050 meters (2,297 to 6,725 feet) are there to tempt you with both challenging and easy slopes and unforgettable impressions, plus the racy World Cup courses of the Kandahar Round. Five long runs into the valley with snowmakers offer best conditions for unlimited snow fun, and even the smallest of ski bunnies can have a great time in Kinderland.