Visitor reviews for Lenggries Ski Resort
November 22, 2008
GLENN JENSEN from United States
I was a military brat that had the privalidge to grow up and spend 17 years in the Bad Toelz/ Lenggries area. My last 5 years in Germany I lived in Lenggries and can tell you it was an awesome experience. The locals are great and welcoming. I also know many of the bar/restaurant owners personally in town and, more importantly, on the ski slopes. I haven't been to very many resorts/towns in Germany. Austria, Italy or the USA that still have that hometown feeling and are not yet commercialized as if skiing into a McDonalds on the slopes. Lenggries is a very traditional town and yet only 1 hour by train from Munich, which makes it a very popular destination for people in that region. Sure there are larger and more popular resorts to ski in the area, but you can't beat that Bavarian Gemuetlichkeit in Lenggries and the lift ticket prices compared to Garmisch or some of the other larger resorts. I have skied many resorts in southern Europe and am always drawn back to Lenggries every year for that typical Bavarian charm.
Overall: 4.3. Based on 1 vote and 2 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Lenggries.
Public Transport: 5.0
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Lenggries, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Lenggries, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 5.0
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.0
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Lenggries.
Ski in/Ski out: 3.0
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Lenggries, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Lenggries is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Lenggries relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 5.0
(1) There are no snow groomers at Lenggries, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Lenggries are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Lenggries is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 3.0
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Lenggries, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 3.0
(1) Lenggries usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 5.0
(1) The staff at Lenggries are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Lenggries are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 5.0
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 5.0
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 5.0
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Lenggries has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Lenggries, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 2.0
(1) Not even a kicker at Lenggries, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Lenggries, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Lenggries has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 5.0
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 5.0
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 5.0
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 5.0
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 5.0
(1) Overall, Lenggries is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 5.0
(1) Overall, Lenggries is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
January 12, 2004
t tHOMPSON from United Kingdom
A great working bavarian village, an hours drive from Munich airport, probably more suited to a long weekend rather than a week. Our children learnt to ski on the small uncrowded, and cheap runs of the wegshied. Very limited skiing for the Big kids, just a couple of blacks and a handful of reds on the brauneck, all skied in a morning. However as a first ski for kids it cannot be faulted, it is very child friendly. when youve had enough skiing hire a toboggan or go to the swimming pool/spa (half inside, half outside)and swim whilst admiring the slopes. Great restaurants, not crowded or overpriced. Great Bavarian fodder...filling with a sprinkling of lederhosen. We thoroughly recommend the 'bunker' for a great meal by an open fire, and schwarz on the crossing for strudel and hot chocolates. Lots of good accomodation to be found. Chocolate box houses, and very large apartments. We have stayed in a couple, very clean and very reasonably priced even at Easter/half term. If you go self catering use the small shops rather than the supermarket...much more fun even if your German is limited. Important to note...little english spoken(hooray!) and credit cards not readily accepted...they like their cash!!
As a ski experience it is very different from the tour packages, full of locals doing what locals do,and the odd ski bodies like our good selves.Don't expect wild apres ski!
Finally if you get there and the snow disappears, head south to Austria....Seefeld only an hours drive away and also great for kids.
Garmish and kitzbul are aslo close if you are easily lured to the glitzy resorts...we know which we prefer.
Hope you enjoy your stay.