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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 Length116km
Highest Lift2,830m
Resort Height750m
 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 4cm, expected on 5 June, with around 59cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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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 Lift2,830m
Lowest Piste750m
Resort Altitude (Grainau)750m
Max Vertical2,080m

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Grainau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Grainau
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 11km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Grainau Summary

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

With ski lifts as high as 2,830m, 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 7km 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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