Garmisch Classic

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Garmisch Classic
Kandahar course in January 2008
Kandahar course in January 2008
Garmisch Classic is located in Germany
Garmisch Classic
Garmisch Classic
Location in Germany
Location Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Bavaria, Germany
Nearest city Innsbruck, Austria
Munich, Germany
Coordinates 47°28′16″N 11°03′50″E / 47.471°N 11.064°E / 47.471; 11.064Coordinates: 47°28′16″N 11°03′50″E / 47.471°N 11.064°E / 47.471; 11.064
Vertical 1,350 m (4,429 ft)
Top elevation 2,050 m (6,726 ft)
Base elevation    700 m (2,297 ft)
Runs 40 km (25 mi)
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 17% easy - (blue)
Tabliczka DK empty.svg - 60% intermediate - (red)
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 23% difficult - (black)
Lift system 2 aerial trams
2 gondolas
4 chairlifts
10 surface lifts
Snowmaking 30 km (19 mi)
Website Garmisch Classic

Garmisch Classic is an alpine ski area in the Bavarian Alps of southern Germany, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.[1] Its maximum elevation is 2,050 m (6,726 ft) above sea level at Osterfelderkopf, with a vertical drop of 1,350 m (4,429 ft). Other peaks of area are the Kreuzjoch at 1,719 m (5,640 ft) and Kreuzeck at 1,651 m (5,417 ft).[2]

The area hosted the World Championships in 2011 and 1978, and alpine skiing debuted at the Winter Olympics here in 1936. Run only as a combined event in 1936, the downhill portion was run at Garmisch Classic and the slalom was run at Gudiberg, adjacent to the ski jumps (Große Olympiaschanze). Garmisch Classic is known for the classic Kandahar slope, descending from Kreuzjoch, where the speed events are held for the World Cup and World Championships.

Skiing is also available above Garmisch Classic on the Zugspitzplatt, a glacial plateau below the summit of the Zugspitze, the highest point in Germany at 2,962 m (9,718 ft). The lift-served summit for skiing is 2,720 m (8,924 ft), descending to 2,000 m (6,562 ft).[3][2]



  1. ^ "Trail map Garmisch-Classic". 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Zugspitze and Garmisch-Classic trail maps". Ski 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Glacier ski area". Ski area Zugspitze. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 

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