Cross-country skiing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Always on the right track
Glistening white: the snow carpet under your cross-country skis. Bright blue: the endless winter skies above the perfectly-groomed trail. Happily smiling: you in the middle of it all – at the cross-country paradise of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
On 28 kilometres, you can ski, glide and skate while feeling completely at one with nature and yourself. Together with the first rays of sunlight in the morning, or in the evening as a perfect way to end the day: The cross-country trail network in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can be enjoyed around the clock – and completely for free!
From the easy trail on the Hausberg to the challenging routes at the Langlaufzentrum Kaltenbrunn – the extensive trails of Garmisch-Partenkirchen get groomed on a daily basis. The latter ensures even more cross-country fun by providing constant artificial snow on its circular trail. The icing on the cake: the floodlit trail for athletic night owls!
The path to joy
Not too easy, not too challenging, the perfect length. It’s already waiting for you somewhere: your favourite cross-country trail in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. How can you find it? That’s easy: with our cross-country trail map!
But wait, there’s more: From Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Hammersbach or from Kaltenbrunn to Klais? With our interactive GaPa tour planner, it only takes you a few clicks to find incredible cross-country skiing routes for all levels of difficulty!
Have a look into our Tour Planner
Winter highlight: biathlon
Cross-country skiing pleasure in Garmisch-Partenkirchen means: relaxing, enjoying and switching off. But also: action, precision and focus. Because those who crave some action and more of a challenge than just gliding through the wintry landscape, may use a particularly “cool” track.
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you’ve got the opportunity to try the sport of the pros under the guidance of experts: biathlon. Following in the footsteps of Laura Dahlmaier, Magdalena Neuner or Miriam Gössner, you can learn how to combine your sport with focused shooting practice at the “biathlon for everyone” training.
Biathlon for everyone – what you should know about it:
every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
- registration: until Tuesdays at 06.00 p.m.; please call +49 (0)8825/362
- costs: EUR 30 per person (for the rifle, 25 rounds of ammunition, shooting range fee and support staff); further purchases: 5 rounds for EUR 5
- for groups: to register, please contact Mr. Kröll; call +49 8825 362
Ski schools and ski rentals
There wasn’t enough room in your car to fit your cross-country skis? You’re usually swooshing down the slopes and have your first attempts on cross-country skis still ahead of you? Alongside the right equipment, you could use some guidance and support? Then you should stop by at one of the many ski schools and ski rentals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! That’s where you’ll find state-of-the-art rental equipment as well as various courses – cross-country skiing fun guaranteed!
Mountain huts and restaurants
Taking a break at one of the huts is an essential part of every ski day just like the snow is an essential part of winter. But let’s be honest: When cross-country skiing, there’s nothing better than unstrapping your skis, taking off your gloves and recharging your batteries after an extended tour.
You can do exactly that at the many cosy mountain huts, restaurants and inns surrounding Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Because alongside traditional delicacies – for little and big appetites, for those with a sweet tooth or for meat lovers – you’ll also get plenty of typical Bavarian hospitality and cosiness. That’s how amazing cross-country skiing pleasure tastes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
Your mouth is already watering? Then find out more about the opening hours of mountain huts & restaurants!