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Grainau Ski Resort

Grainau Resort Guide

Grainau, Germany

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Grainau Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length116km72 miles
Highest Lift2,830m9,285ft
Resort Height750m2,461ft
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Memmingen
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Grainau at a glance

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.

 When will it snow in Grainau?

The next notable snow forecast for Grainau is 1cm-, expected on 22 July.

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Grainau Facts, Stats and Ratings

Grainau Rated

Ratings for Grainau
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Grainau?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Grainau
Highest Lift2,830m9,285ft
Lowest Piste750m2,461ft
Resort Altitude (Grainau)750m2,461ft
Max Vertical2,080m6,824ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Grainau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Grainau
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 11km7 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2187km54 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1318km11 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
116km72 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
150km93 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Grainau Summary

The German Ski Resort of Grainau has direct access to 116km72 miles of downhill skiing, with 44 marked pistes, served by a total of 14 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,830m9,285ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

On the Mountain

The most difficult run is the 'Kandahar'.

Skiing in Grainau

Grainau offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Grainau

Grainau offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Grainau.

When is Grainau open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Grainau.

Usual opening is early December (Zugspitz glacier may open earlier in autumn), and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Grainau.

Snow Making

Grainau is able to make snow, on 7km4 miles of ski runs,.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 14 ski lifts of Grainau are able to uplift 12,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Grainau?

Grainau is in the Bavarian Alps in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, Germany.

How can I get to Grainau?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Grainau are Innsbruck Airport, Memmingen and Munich. There are eight airports within three hours drive. Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


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