Skiing on the Zugspitze glacier
A 4-star holiday right next to the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car
The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena offers skiers the ultimate skiing fun with 9 top ski areas. Furthermore, the Schneeferner Glacier, Germany's only glacier, also extends onto the Zugspitze. Top snow conditions exist in the glacier ski area from the end of November to after Easter. You can get to the peak directly from the Zugspitz Resort by cable car and sample the glacier's sporting opportunities there or simply just enjoy the magical panoramic view from the peak restaurant.
On Tyrol's roof: the Zugspitze glacier ski area
The Zugspitze is not just Germany's highest mountain. It also has Germany's only glacier with the Schneeferner Glacier. In addition to the 9 fantastic ski areas that extend around the Zugspitze, the perpetual ice at the top also guarantees the very best snow conditions and a unique ski area high above the Tyrolean mountain peaks. A few years ago you could even ski here in the summer – it's worth a visit today for the magical view and a walk on the glacier alone.
You can head for the glacier directly from your 4-star holiday resort. You glide up to just under 3,000 metres in 10 minutes with the Zugspitzbahn cable car. Unimaginable panoramic views open up during the steep climb while 1,725 metres difference in altitude are overcome between Ehrwald and the top station. The Zugspitze glacier cable car links up to Germany's highest peak from the Bavarian side.
Skiing on the glacier: sport and relaxation on Germany's highest mountain
The Schneeferner Glacier on the Zugspitze provides the very best snow conditions from the end of November to mid-April. Skiers and snowboarders can really go wild on 22 kilometres of perfectly prepared slopes. The ski area also offers superb conditions on foggy days – when dense wafts of mist are hanging over the valley the sun is usually shining up on the glacier. It's worth visiting the peak restaurant here – you can enjoy the magical panorama of the surrounding Tyrolean mountain peaks from the sun terrace.
Fancy skiing, sunshine and the most stunning panorama over the Alps? Then send a non-binding holiday enquiry to the Zugspitz Resort, your hotel in Tyrol's mountains, now and enjoy the unique feeling of glacier skiing.