- Offering 9 miles of slopes and terrain, Mittenwald Kranzberg is among the 15 largest Ski Resorts in Germany.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1214 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Germany is 715 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 4429 ft.
- Season starts on Dec 20 and ends on Mar 17 (87 days). Average season duration in Germany is 86 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 20 to Mar 17) is 26 " at summit elevation and 23 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during January, offering an average snow depth of 32 " at summit elevation and 28 " at the base.
- Mittenwald Kranzberg features 39 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Germany is 25 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 17 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
The natural ski resort features about 15 kilometers (9,3 miles) of skiable terrain, situated in the beautiful mountain world of Karwendel and Wettstein mountains. Mostly blue and red trails, the manageable size and the family-friendly atmosphere makes it to a family´s favorite. A total of eight lifts service the runs and bring winter athletes up to 1350 meters (4429 feet). Ride up to the Kranzberg peak and you can hit an outstanding black trail which will even challenge the most experienced skiers. Furthermore, if you´re looking for long, consistent intermediate terrain, the ski tows at Wildensee service many runs that fit this description.
Bruno´s kids park at the base station of Luteenseen lift is perfect for little ones to find their ski legs. Kids appreciate the carousel, the Bruno mobile, the magic carpet and a special kids lift. To warm up on cold days or a small refreshment is the Bärenhöhle the place to be. The resort even offers special ski passes with a family rate.
Freestyle skiers should head to the terrain park, taking the Luttesee lift. Beginners will also be comfortable here while testing a jump or exploring their skills on a corner or rail.
Thanks to the pre-installed floodlights you can ski from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday even when it´s already dark outside.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
If you need a short break or if the hunger creeps on you after being so active, you´ll have four mountain huts and restaurants to your disposal. Whatever you prefer, the comfortable atmosphere in the Wildseehütte or the Korbinianhütte with plain and hearty cuisine, you´ll find what you´re looking for!
When you get out of the top station you´ll probably smell the Bavarian- international menu in the Sankt Anton hut. An other highlight is the Kranzberghaus, located at the peak. The huge sun deck features a 360 degrees view of the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains. Here, you can fuel up on great food and drinks to keep those legs swishing through the snow.
If you prefer extended and wide downhills, check out the run descending into the valley- with a length of 3 kilometers (1,8 miles) the longest run in the ski resort! Experts should hit the run at Kranzberg peak, the only black run.
Most Difficult Runs
Mittenwald never gets boring, even after lift closing time you can always be entertained since the town boasts lot of non-skiing activities.
From the mountain to the base station of Kranzberg chairlift you can speed on the 1,5 kilometer (0,9 miles) long toboggan run. You can also fix your action rush with ice skating.
If you want to try something even more exciting, go snow kiting. Find the perfect end to your day on the slopes with ice curling, the typical Bavarian winter sport. If you need relaxation at night, check out the local swimming hall. If you want to explore the beautiful surroundings, cross-country skiing, biathlon and ski tours are definitely an option. Snow shoe hiking tours are extra fun on the 60 kilometers (37 miles) tracks and you´ll discover the most beautiful areas in Upper Bavaria. You can also sit back, cuddle with a comfy blanket and enjoy the snowy winter wonderland on a horse sleigh ride.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Celebrate your successful day on skis in the apres-ski sports bar Kioxx at Wildensee. Other choices are Peppi´s Skiiglu (igloo) on the parking lot Luttensee. If the bed is still not calling you in, check out the Collage or the dance studio Rischon in the heart of Mittenwald. Here, you can really get the party going until the crack of dawn.
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Coming from the North, you can take B11 from Munich to Krün. From here drive on B2 that brings you to Mittenwald. An alternative is the A95 to Eschenlohe. From there continue on the B2, that takes you via Garmisch-Patenkirchen to Mittenwald.
Visitors coming from South can take the roads to Innsbruck. B177 or A12 bring you to Zirl, from where you can change onto the B171. Follow it for the fastest way to Mittenwald.
By Public Transportation:
Innsbruck is the closest airport and about 45 kilometers (28 miles) away. The Munich airport is also just 140 kilometers (87 miles) away and is easy accessible.
Skiers that want to come by train, should get out at the train station Mittenwald, just two kilometers (1,2 miles) outside the ski resort. The neighboring towns Krün and Klain also have their own train stations.