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ABOVE: When you get tired of skiing or snowboarding, you can chill out on the snow.

Winter sports

You can ski or snowboard from October until May on the Zugspitze, where the permanent ice of Germany's only glacier helps to keep snow frozen at both ends of the ski season. The cogwheel-railway station at the Zugspitzplatt offers easy access to nine T-bars and a chair lift at elevations of more than 2600 meters. There's also a 140m halfpipe and a "Funpark" for snowboarders. Equipment is available for rent at Zugspitzplatt.

The Garmisch-Partenkirchen region has many other ski areas, with a total of about 40 lifts and more than 70 km of marked trails in five Skigebiete. You can buy ski passes that are valid for lifts through the region (including the Zugspitze's cogwheel train and cablecars).

For more information, select a language at and go to the "Winter" section via the navigation menu.

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Getting up and down Winter sports
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