Edelweiss is located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a small Bavarian ski town that was home to the winter Olympics in 1936. The town itself was quaint and cozy and I was excited about getting there. We flew into Munich and took the train down to Garmisch. It was super easy! What we didn't expect was to see green ground EVERYWHERE when we arrived!! Um, are we going to be able to ski??
Our first day up the mountain was relaxed and we ran into a group of friends on the mountain immediately! This would be a common occurrence over the next few days....how cool right? While we had a fantastic first day, I have to admit, it was a little disheartening to see the green landscape all around....I was worried about the snow conditions for the rest of the weekend. The mountain was forecasted to be packed with skiers and I was worried we would not get any new snow.....
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Until we woke up the next day......
To a winter wonderland!!
With all of the new snow, we had a great second day. We ran into another set of friends (awesome) and we just enjoyed the easy skiing. We skied the Garmisch Classic areas for the first two days of our trip. The runs were easy and fast and we quickly covered both sides of the mountain by day two. And no injuries thank goodness!!
We had a fun and hilarious evening that night with some of our friends after our day on the slopes. Complete with a tipsy snowball fight!! Oh, and let's not forget.....yummy German food!! Yessssssss!!
On our third and final day of skiing, we headed up to the Zugspitze Cable Car which serves the Zugspitze skiing area. First of all, riding this cable car was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. It took all I had to practice breathing methods and keeping a clear head as to not vomit all over my fellow passengers. Intense. And I have no photos...there was far too much trembling occurring for photos. But just take a look at this video and you will see what I mean!
But the cable car ride was completely worth it because skiing our final day at Zugspitze was fantastic. It was what I would call the perfect skiing day. Fresh powder, great off piste skiing, sun shining, small crowds, stunning scenery. Alps perfection!
Zugsptize is Germany's highest mountain at 9718ft. And the skiing area is actually on top of a glacier.
We ended the day with a smile and took the cog wheel train down the mountain, which is an incredible experience in itself. And on the way down I had to ask myself....Would I ski Garmisch-Partenkirchen again?
Thank you Germany for another fantastic stay!!
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