Guidebook

Germany's Finest Resort Ski Touring

There's a surprising amount of good resort touring in Germany - here are the highlights!

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Some skiers make the mistake of writing off Germany as a ski country, assuming that its best trait is that it's near Austria. It might come as a surprise, therefore, that Germany itself has a cluster of excellent ski areas.

In here you'll find a list of ski tours which take place in these resorts, and all of them are scenic and lead to typically hearty Germanic restaurants! For most of the tours in here you'll just need to bring a bottle of water and a bit of cash to buy a good meal when you reach the top! The food in Germany is, in fact, SO hearty that even after a 2 hour ski tour you might still go home having consumed more calories than you burned!

One final thing - resort touring takes place, by definition, in a ski resort. Before doing any of these tours, make sure that you’re allowed to do so at that time. With grooming machines driving around, and resorts entitled to stop tourers using their runs if the rules are ignored, please stick to the restrictions of each resort. We want to be able to keep ski touring next season and all the ones after that - as on every ski day, the goal should always be to “ski tomorrow”!

Ofterschwang Resort Ski Tour

Ofterschwang Resort Ski Tour

3.7 km
528 m
6 m
21 °
Easy ski tour slightly off to the side of the main pistes in Ofterschwang
Easy
Private
Hochschwarzeck - Skitour mit Pistenabfahrt

Hochschwarzeck - Skitour mit Pistenabfahrt

Berchtesgaden
3.5 km
352 m
352 m
24 °
Cosy half-day tour for connoisseurs and sun worshippers in the mountaineering village of Ramsau. This popular ski tour is especially rewarding after new snowfalls.
Easy
Private
Skitour Hochschwarzeck - Toter Mann

Skitour Hochschwarzeck - Toter Mann

Berchtesgaden
5.0 km
404 m
406 m
23 °
Ski tour - Hochschwarzeck parking lot on the Dead Man! Ski tourers are very welcome.
Moderate
Private
From the Olympic Ski Stadium via Schönau to Eckbauer

From the Olympic Ski Stadium via Schönau to Eckbauer

Garmisch-Partenkirchen
6.2 km
537 m
537 m
26 °
This is a beautiful, simple skiing tour, which is great fun even for the less experienced.
Easy
Private
PistenTour über Imbergbahn zum Berggasthof Falkenhütte 644 HM, D-Steibis

PistenTour über Imbergbahn zum Berggasthof Falkenhütte 644 HM, D-Steibis

10.9 km
807 m
807 m
32 °
PistenTour zur Falkenhütte Berggasthof Erster Tourenabend 01.12.2018- Last 16.04.2019 PistenTourabend - Tuesday opening time on Tuesday until 22.00 h Skiarena Steibis ski area 10 years PistenTour Hüttentrophy. Join the HÜTTENTROPHY now by APP or stamp sheet. Every App participant receives a 30% discount purchase voucher for the BCA Pro online shop by e-mail. From K2, Petzl, Contour and Thule there are great prizes to win again The stamp sheet is available for download at www.PistenTour.com. Join now
Moderate
Private
Ski tour – Kolbensattel

Ski tour – Kolbensattel

4.4 km
419 m
419 m
24 °
The slope tour to the piston saddle has become known as the first ski tour in Germany with a snow covered slope. A separate snow-covered upwards trail has been established at the edge of the slope for hikers.
Easy
Private
To the Hausberg

To the Hausberg

Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4.0 km
639 m
40 m
23 °
The new skiing tour route starts at the base terminal of the Hausbergbahn cable car and leads in the direction of the "Horn" skiing slope, continuing via the "Standard-Tonihütten" skiing slope and up to the top of the mountain.
Moderate
Private
MARKER - VÖLKL Skitourenlehrpfad Tegelberg Allgäu

MARKER - VÖLKL Skitourenlehrpfad Tegelberg Allgäu

8.3 km
922 m
920 m
30 °
The MARKER / VÖLKL ski touring trail to the Tegelberg was created in 2013. It enables the skiers to climb up the Tegelberg almost free of oncoming traffic. It was created in cooperation with the Tegelbergbahn due to the increasing number of skiers on the slopes. He was the first of his kind to serve to minimise risks in ski resorts and is still a model for other ski resorts in the Alpine region today. Numerous educational trail boards on ski touring themes, such as SPITZKEHE, LAWINENLAGEBERICHT, BEHAVIOUR IN THE FIELD, ... The ascent route starts at the Tegelbergbahn car park and starts on a separate forest path past the Mountain Lodge of the mountain guides, where the ORTOVOX LVS checkpoint is also located. At the Henkertanne junction you follow the Schutzengelweg through the forest up to the Rohrkopf hut. From there continue along the forest path and hiking trail to Grübel. Now parallel to the piste to the top station of the Tegelbergbahn. The descent then takes place via the most groomed ski slope into the valley.
Difficult
Private
Skitour Tegelberg Schwangau

Skitour Tegelberg Schwangau

4.5 km
906 m
20 m
29 °
Tegelberg ski touring nature trailThe importance of ski touring in leisure activities is increasing all the time. The Tegelberg in Schwangau has established itself as a very popular touring mountain, which also leads to conflicts with alpine skiers. For this reason, an exemplary solution for the Alpine region was worked out with the professional mountain guides on site under the currently valid guidelines, which do justice to both tourers and alpine skiers.
Difficult
Private
Von Garmisch-Partenkirchen Pistentour auf den Drehmöser

Von Garmisch-Partenkirchen Pistentour auf den Drehmöser

Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4.0 km
625 m
19 m
28 °
Tuesdays and Thursdays are ski touring evenings in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From the car park of the Hausbergbahn, you follow the specially provided and prepared ascent track to the mountain station of the Hausbergbahn and then directly to the stop at the "Drehmöser 9". After that the Pisen are closed and will be prepared again for the next day's skiing operation. It is essential to stick to these times and to the closures of the other pistes. It happens again and again that ski tourers who are not familiar with the area ski on the wrong slopes. As the pistes are worked with snow groomers on strongly tensioned steel ropes, this behaviour can be life-threatening.
Private
Skitourenabend Sudelfeld / Nur Mittwochs!

Skitourenabend Sudelfeld / Nur Mittwochs!

Sudelfeld - Bayrischzell
6.3 km
567 m
564 m
18 °
Relaxed evening opportunity to train. Sociable huts, nice atmosphere.
Moderate
Private
Taubenstein über die alte Skipiste

Taubenstein über die alte Skipiste

7.1 km
609 m
608 m
26 °
The classic for beginners in ski touring in the Spitzingsee area. Simple, fairly safe conditions and still a fantastic view with the possibility to stop for a bite to eat.
Moderate
Private
Von Grafenherberg auf den Vogelsang (Pistenskitour im Skiparadies Sudelfeld)

Von Grafenherberg auf den Vogelsang (Pistenskitour im Skiparadies Sudelfeld)

Sudelfeld - Bayrischzell
5.1 km
495 m
495 m
31 °
A popular piste ski tour in the Sudelfeld ski paradise. The last meters of altitude difference are done off-piste, and off-piste skiing is also possible. Comfortable tour for beginners and for those who want to go in and out of the piste.
Moderate
Private
Über den Grünsee auf den Roßkopf

Über den Grünsee auf den Roßkopf

Spitzingsee-Tegernsee
6.2 km
628 m
628 m
28 °
The easy ski tour in the piste area of the Spitzingsee ski area leads from the Stümpfling car park first to the Valepp and then over the Grünsee run to the Roßkopf and back.
Moderate
Private