From Munich Airport to the most beautiful ski areas

Whether it’s Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Kitzbühel, Zillertal or Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, from Munich the most beautiful ski areas in Germany and the Tyrol are never far away. On this page, we have compiled information for you about the best winter sports resorts.

World championship fun on the slopes: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

If you are the sort of person who likes to be active in the winter, you’ll think you’re in paradise high above the Winter Olympics ski town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A spectacular alpine panorama stretches out before you, and below you are the ski resorts with the most reliable snow in Germany, legendary pistes and convenient runs.

Even when the winter mists hang over the valley, the Zugspitze glacier ski resort, with its 20 km of pistes, rises like an island of sunshine out of the sea of clouds. The Garmisch-Classic ski resort links the Hausberg, Kreuzeck and Alpspitze skiing mountains with each other. Here, both beginners and ski aces will find their perfect runs.

A special highlight: the challenging World Cup downhill slope, Kandahar!

Only about 120 km away from Munich Airport.

The ultimate place to ski: Kitzbühel

The Hahnenkamm World Cup Races are not the only unique thing about Kitzbühel: in 2017, the Tyrolean skiing region of Kitzbühel/Kirchberg was again selected by ‘’ – the world’s largest ski resort test portal – as the ‘Best ski resort in the world’ for the fifth time running.

But what is it that really makes this region a hotspot for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts? On the one hand, there’s the 215 km of superbly groomed downhill runs suitable for pros and novices alike, the 54 comfortable high-tech lifts, the certainty of snow from October to May and the unspoiled countryside into which freeriders and ski-tourers can set out directly from their hotels. And on the other hand, there is a very special joie de vivre in ‘Kitz’ that has fascinated ski fans for years. It’s just the ultimate place to be for winter sports fans!

Only about 160 km away from Munich Airport.

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental 

The SkiWelt is one of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world and offers visitors 284 km of regularly checked, interconnected pistes, including 21 downhill runs, where the reliability of snow is 90%!

With 284 km of pistes, 90 of the most modern ski runs, over 70 rustic family-run huts, four fun parks, innumerable events, the Alpine Igloo Village, a ski cross run and three ski movie routes, three floodlit toboggan runs, 13 km of night ski runs, free-ride areas and so much more, the skiing fun is simply world-class here. For those who don’t ski, there are 250 km of cleared winter walking routes and over 190 km of cross-country ski trails.

Welcome to Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau, Söll and Westendorf.

Only about 140 km away from Munich Airport.

100% winter: Zillertal

Zillertal stands for unlimited winter sports enjoyment. 508 km of perfectly prepared pistes provide wonderful downhill runs for every taste and all levels of fitness. They range from wide slopes with gentle inclines to challenging routes that test even experienced skiers. The Zillertal super ski pass includes 179 lifts.

Zillertal’s wealth of possibilities and the size of its skiing area are its great plus points. The ski slopes generally start at about 2,000 metres and go up to 3,250 metres, guaranteeing snow throughout the entire winter season. But skiing isn’t just about the best downhill runs: no day’s skiing is complete without a convivial après-ski experience. In Zillertal, you’ll find some of the best huts in the Alps.

Only about 180 km away from Munich Airport.