© Tiroler Zugspitzbahn/Foto Somweber
© Tiroler Zugspitzbahn/Foto Somweber

Zugspitze ski resort

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Open lifts 2/8

What the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn resort lacks in size it certainly makes up for in other areas. Located on the slopes of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, it can be accessed from both Bavaria and Tirol. The ski pistes extend all the way up onto the glacier, ensuring excellent conditions throughout the season.

Measuring a mighty 2,962 metres, the Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany and home to a spectacular ski resort just a few hundred metres below the summit on the Schneeferner glacier, Germany's largest. Although the pistes are actually on the German side of the mountain, they can be reached from Austria using the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car running from the village of Ehrwald. The journey from the valley floor to the summit takes only 10 minutes. Form there, a second lift takes skiers and snowboarders down onto the glacier.

The high alpine location at up to 2,720 metres above sea level and the cooling effect of the glacier make the resort very snowsure, with seaons often lasting up to seven months. On the sunny south-facing side of the mountain there is a small selection of blue (easy) and red (intermediate) pistes as well as some excellent freeriding. One highlight not to be missed is the view from the summit – on clear days you can see as far as Munich and the Bernina Mountains in Switzerland.

There are several huts and restaurants, including one on the summit, and an igloo village in the resort where visitors brave enough can even spend the night. Attractions away from the slopes include the permanent exhibition in the small museum on the peak. 

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19 km/h


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Next snowfall

Oct 19, 2021 2 cm


6 km/h


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No data available

Next snowfall

Oct 19, 2021 2 cm

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Start of season: Nov 26, 2021

End of season: Apr 24, 2022

Operating hours: 08:40am - 4:40pm every 20 minutes more information 

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Ski pistes

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Calculation of piste kilometres

The following calculations are used to measure the kilometres of pistes within the marked ski area:

a. measured length (straight downhill)

b. skied length (with dynamic turns)

This website displays the ski resort’s measured kilometres of slopes (variant a).


39 % / 6.6 km


61 % / 10.2 km


0 % / km

Total kilometres of pistes and ski routes17 km
Piste area17 ha


2,962m 1,225m








Open lifts    2/8


  • Ski area incl. ski rental
  • Ski area incl. ski school


Day ticket: €52.00

Child discount: 2006-2015
Youth discount: 2003-2005

  • Top Snow Card
  • Snow Card Tirol
  • Tirol Regio Card

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Ihr Ziel: Obermoos 1, Ehrwald, Österreich

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