Powder snow, fun on the slopes and après-ski delight – winter sport fans can find everything they're looking for in these five Bavarian ski resorts. No need to worry about snow chains, icy roads or looking for a parking space, these slopes are easy to reach if you are travelling by train
World-class skiing in the small Allgäu town of Ofterschwang
In summer, the Allgäu Alps are covered with flower-filled mountain pastures, and clear mountain streams carve a path down the side of them. In winter they transform into a ski paradise for the whole family. The two-valley ski resort of Ofterschwang-Gunzesried offers 18 kilometres of slopes for both beginners and advanced skiers. There is also a long cross-country trail, 36 kilometres of cleared hiking paths, a snow shoe park, a toboggan slope and a ski area for children right next to the mountain station.
Nesselwang: Paradise for freestylers, snowboarders and slopestylers in the Allgäu
Wide family slopes, a black run and a mogul slope – there's something for everyone on the mountainside in Nesselwang. If you haven't got your fill of it during the day, you can ski or snowboard down the mountains on freshly prepared slopes under floodlights from 18:00 to 21:00. The snow park has now become a trendy meeting place for freestylers in Allgäu. Competitions also regularly take place there.
The longest descent in northern Bavaria on the Ochsenkopf
Good news for those of you from North Bavaria – if you're looking for easy and moderate runs, you're in the right place in Ochsenkopf in the Fichtel Mountains. You can find ten kilometres of slopes, pistes with floodlights, a snowboard park and a night-time cross-country ski trail here. The rustic inn Bleaml-Alm is perfect for après-ski.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort: Zugspitze and Garmisch-Classic
What's the result when you combine the ski mountains Hausberg, Kreuzeck and Alpspitze? The Garmisch Classic ski resort with 40 kilometres of slopes and four snow-covered valley runs. Whether you want to speed down into the valley on your board, you're planning to get on your snowboard for the first time or you want to leisurely glide through the snow – this is the place for you. At the Hexenkessel resort there is also a freestyle park of 6,500 square metres in size for skiers and snowboarders.