zugspitze Freeride

Ski Camp

5 days of incredible high level skiing in the Zugspitze Arena.

There are some exceptional descents located on the Zugspitze, the highest summit of Germany. It takes a bit local knowledge and savy to uncork the potential of this surprisingly quiet massif.  

This exceptionally stunning area offers runs of nearly 2000m vertical drop. When the conditions set up, some very interesting lines are able to be skied and some really great links can be made by using the extensive lift/rail system found on the Zugspitze. The area is a great place to get started on steeper lines and fine tune for some of the bigger peaks of the Alps. Come spend a weekend to sample a few of them with me.

Week highlights include:

  • skiing from the highest summit of Germany

  • this course is a great intro for the bigger more committing peaks of the Alps

  • a good mix of off piste skiing and back country skiing

  • incredibly wild and unspoiled surroundings


Cost Includes:

  • Guide fees

  • accommodation and half board based on dbl occupancy

  • assistance for travel logistics and planning

Cost Exclusions:

  • lift fees

  • lunches or drinks

  • personal equipment

  • travel to or from the course departure point

  • rescue insurance


Zugspitze Freeride Ski Camp Details

The Zugspitze - highest peak in Germany and the surrounding ranges of the Wetterstein and Karwendel offer some of the most wild and unspoiled backcountry skiing in all of the Alps. This winter I've included a brief week to sample some of the fun.

Typical 5 day Program

Day 1 Garmisch Partenkirchen
We kick things off with a meet and greet at your hotel for a welcome breakfast and brief course description.
Then things really get moving with a warm up day spent in the resort of Garmsich - sampling some of the interesting off piste runs found in this typical Bavarian resort.
Night in Garmisch

Day 2 Alpspitze via Ferrata
Today we'll head back to Garmisch to sample one of my favourites - the famed Alpspitze - which we scale by the via ferrata to reach the airy summit. The 1650m run down takes us along the east ridge and finally into heavy forests before returning to civilization and a celebratory Weissbier.
Night in Garmisch


Day 3 Seefeld Backcountry Exploring
Off to Seefeld today to sample some of the great steep backcountry runs that this small gem has to offer. We will most likely make a few warm ups on some shorter steep sections before venturing deep into the backcountry and finally emerging down the valley.
Night in Garmisch


Day 4 Zugspitze - Neue Welt

Gets rolling with a quick trip to neighboring Ehrwald, Austria to catch the tram to the top of Bavaria - the Zugspitze. Imagine skiing nearly 2000 vertical meters amidst towering limestone walls without seeing a sole around...

The skiing is on wide open 45 degree slopes with afew narrow narrow pockets mixed in for god measure. Next comes a long rappel and finally a long hidden couloir that takes us down to the open slopes above a run through pine forests to finish off the day. 
If this sounds like a good time - well, you’re probably right. It is. In fact it is one of the best steep runs of it’s kind in the northeast Alps.
Night in Garmisch


Day 5 Lermoos Ski Tour
On our final we will most likely enjoy one of the many spectacular ski tours to be found around the neighbooring resort of Lermoos, Austria.
We will have a few different options yo choose from - all of which offer something unique.
Final afternoon apres ski and good bye farewells.

* Actual course details may vary due to safety reasons and the guide may modify the itinerary due to terrain, weather or other conditions


5 days, 4 nights

January 13-17
February 18-22
Custom dates are also available - please contact me for more information


Required Level:
Excellent base fitness
Solid off-piste skiing level, upper intermediate skiers capable of linking parallel turns

Skiing/Climbing Grade:
Skiing may include sustained 35 degree slopes. S2/3

Technical Level:
3 out of 5

Fitness Level:
3 out of 5


1,495 € / pp with min 2 guests
2,595 € private arrangement

Group Size:
Maximum group size is 3 : 1

Local links

Course Base:
Garmisch, Germany

Local Airport:
Munich, Germany - MUC
Innsbruck, Austria - INN

Equipment List

Off-Piste Skiing Courses

  • Your ski clothing (socks, hats, extra gloves, goggles w/ extra lenses).

  • Your personal ski gear (boots, skis – tuned and waxed, poles).

  • A small day pack 20-30l for food/water and extra clothing

  • A mountaineering style harness with opening leg loops and a locking pear shaped HMS carabiner

  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe

  • Optional ABS style pack (not mandatory)


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