Grainau, Germany

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Grainau ski holidays

Established in ? the German ski resort Grainau lies at 750 metres altitude in the Werdenfelserland region of the German Bavarian Alps. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2830m the area is snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 7km of trails, which equates to around 6.5 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Grainau is Munich / München at a distance of 145km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to May.

SNO-man says

A short distance from Garmisch - Partenkirchen, the cable-car from just outside Grainau reaches the peak of the Zugspitze and accesses the glacier skiing beyond.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 8 runs 0km
18%  Intermediate Trails
 13 runs 18km
17%  Advanced Trails
 21 runs 87km
74%  Expert Trails
 2 runs 11km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€? - €?
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2015
Resort ClosesMay 2016
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs120km
total length of Grainau trails
Longest Lift-Served Run3.69km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationS W
direction Grainau area faces
Top Altitude2830m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude750m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude750m
centre of Grainau ski resort
Vertical Drop1350m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 1350m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Grainau

43 pistes and trails means approximately 120km of runs. 12 Grainau lifts have capacity to transport 12000 per hour. The longest run in the German ski resort is over 3.69km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 18% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 17% intermediate, 74% advanced slopes and 9% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 3.7km Kandahar run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Grainau

Of the 12 ski lifts, 9 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Grainau is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 2 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Grainau Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

3 apres ski bars 31 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 2 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 1 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Bavarian Curling, Curling, Folklore Evenings, Slide Shows, Solarium, Squash, Indoor Tennis.

SNO-man says


Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

"Grainau" by any other name

The German resort is also known as Alpspitze, Zugspitze and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Grainau slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Grainau has slopes facing S W.

Rating for snow gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Grainau

Grainau ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Zugspitze and has 20 teachers teaching in English, German and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 8466

Grainau for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Grainau for intermediates  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Grainau for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Grainau for snowboarding  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Grainau

Grainau snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Grainau: 150km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 150km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 1km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Grainau

Grainau snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1km Paragliding schools: 1

Grainau non skiing facilities also include Bavarian Curling, Curling, Folklore Evenings, Slide Shows, Solarium, Squash, Indoor Tennis.

Grainau reviews, 1.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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