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Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze at 1480 m altitude issued: 7 am21 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Sun afternoon, min -4°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 43.0mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 2°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.
Friday 21Saturday 22Sunday 23Monday 24Tuesday 25Wednesday 26
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
Wind (km/h)
5 W5
5 NNW5
5 SSW5
0 SE0
10 NNE10
10 S10
10 SSE10
5 SE5
15 S15
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
15 S15
15 SSW15
5 WNW5
5 NW5
5 NW5
5 NW5
10 W10
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Snow map
T alps snow sum21.cc23
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)155016501450180020501800245029003250350035003650380033502900230023502000
Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze freezing level scale
snowy slopeGarmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze freezing level

Other resorts in Germany are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze at the specific elevation of 1480 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Germany.

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Visitor Reviews of Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze

Martin from United Kingdom writes:

I went to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for skiing in February 2010 and had a great time.
There are two separate ski areas, Classic and Zugspitze. Classic is closest to town: 8-10 minutes to most chair lifts and cable cars on the Zugspitze bahn. The lower couple of hundred meters on the Classic area is covered by snow cannon. Zugspitze is located on top of a mountain glacier at over 2400 metres. To get there you have to take the Zugspitze mountain railway and the journey takes 1 hour 15 minutes. The first train is at 8:15am and then at hourly intervals. To get in a good day's skiing you really have to get on the 8:15 train. On my first day I turned up to buy my lift pass at 9:15 and had to then wait an hour for the next train, so it was 11:30 before I started skiing... lesson learned. If the weather is clear on Zugspitze it makes for an excellent day's skiing. On mountain prices in both areas at Garmisch-Partenkirchen for food and drink are reasonable for ski resorts... 6-10€ for a main course and 3-4€ for a beer in cafeteria service places. Zugspitze also has an a la carte bar which is 10-20€ for main courses. Both ski areas are aimed squarely at intermediates. There's only 2 black runs, and they are both do-able for intermediates like myself. The skiing standard of other guests is not as high here as it is over the border on Austria so you won't feel like too much of a clown. If you buy the “Happy Ski Card” (99€ for 3 days but there are longer duration passes available) you can also ski in nearby resorts of Seefeld, Reith, Grainau, Ehrwald, Lermoos, Biberwier, Bichlbach, Berwang and Heiterwang; some of which can be reached by the “Schnee Express” train from the main station and is free for those staying at hotels, guesthouses and apartments in Garmisch-Patenkirchen. It's best for a short break than a main holiday. I managed to ski all the pistes of Classic and Zugspitze in 3 days.
Garmisch Partenkirchen is a regular German town but with skiing nearby so you're not locked into skiing for your whole holiday if you feel like doing something else. It's very well connected to Munich and Innsbruck by train. Overall, it was a great all round experience and good value and I'll definitely be back.

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