Spitzingsee’s the place to ski in Germany
EVERYBODY’S been to Munich, but in winter, the appeal lies outside the city – in the Alps and if your client is keen on winter sports, Bavaria and the Alps are the perfect destination.
For generations many of Munich’s inhabitants (and others) have been taking their first steps in learning to ski at Spitzingsee, 70km away from the metropolis. The flat and sun drenched slopes between Taubenstein, Firstalm, Sutten and Stümpfling offer particularly good skiing. The two longest slopes are also suitable for children and beginners: on the Sutten, the skier glides westwards through forest lanes to the Suttenbahn valley station in the Tegernsee valley, eastwards on the Lyra down to Spitzingsee.
Experienced skiers can put their skills to the test on the steep slopes of the Rosskopf or the untreated downhill slope above Grünsee. The resort region with guaranteed snow - the season can last right through to mid April - offers around 25km of slopes between Taubenstein, Stümpfling and Sutten at a height from 1000 to 1600 metres above sea level. Access to these is provided by 16 ski and tow lifts.
Talking about the joy of skiing on Spitzingsee that also includes cross country skiers. Skiing on 30 km of prepared runs in the classic or skating style is a lot of fun.
In the snowboarding community Spitzingsee enjoys a good reputation as a small but exquisite district. A key part of this is provided by the Fun Park on the North Slope lift of the Untere Firstalm where boarders and freestylers will find everything to suit their hearts desire: kicker table with two jumps, wall ride, roller, step-up-London-gap-box with straight-rail, spine, corner and boarder X.
Half-day and hourly tickets are available for runs on Spitzingsee. The day pass for adults costs approximately 23 euros ($29.1).
Whether on snowboard, ski or foot: the visitor to Spitzingsee deserves some relaxation after strenuous physical activity and the ArabellaSheraton Alpenhotel located right on the lake meets the need. There’s plenty of special ways to relax at the AltiraSPA: in addition to Germany’s highest salt water spa , a bio-sauna, a Finnish sauna and mountain bloom sauna, aroma showers, a steam bath and much more is provided for wellness guests on a site covering a total area of 700 square meters, lake and mountain views included.
More information at spitzingsee.de