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Top tips for Garmisch?

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In 3 weeks my company is taking a bunch of us to Garmisch for a sales meeting, and thrown in with the deal is a day skiing Very Happy (the Friday, to avoid the crowds). Could anyone (and I'm thinking in particular of you Steilhang and ami in berlin wink ) give me any tips for good runs, lunch stops, places to avoid?

We did the Zugspitz a couple of years before when the snow was limited further down, so I'm favouring the Alpspitze at the moment. I can ski any piste of any steepness/bumpiness and am OK off, but I just noticed my travel insurance only covers me off-piste if I'm with a qualified instructor, PLUS it'll be my first ski of the season so best limit that to anywhere I could be dragged back onto the piste. Madeye-Smiley

Just thought of something else. Last time, we rented skis from the place next to the car park near the Hausberg chairlift, and they were absolutely shocking! No choice, no edges, no life. Skullie Any tips for rental shops with reasonable prices and kit would also be welcome.
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andyph, Sales meeting huh? Just like all those important chaps meeting up in Davos recently Puzzled wink

At the moment the snow conditions in Garmisch are excellent, everything is skiable and has decent cover. I hope it holds for the next three weeks. Fairly sure that things will be OK for you.
In the classic area my favourite cruising run is the world cup downlhill on the Kandahar. There's pleanty of cruising up on top as well though with the run from the very top at the Osterfelderkopf (Alpspitze) down to the Hochalmbahn or taking a diversion down to the bottom of the Bernadein drag.
For off piste there are a whole load of variants coming off Osterfelderkopf towards the Hochalm, but you have to be a bit careful cos it's easy to ski off a cliff if you don't know where you are going!

The Zugspitze is in fantastic condition at the mo, if powder is what you are after!

Unfortunately I don't know much about ski hire in Garmisch, but there are loads of places dotted around the town, so no need to hire at the lift.
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Hmm, all I can say is what Steilhang already has.

I know nothing about ski hire there.

With just one day and from the sound of what you wrote, the Classic Area is probably the place to go. Bombing down the Kandahar and Olympia runs is good fun. Steep and fast. There's been quite a lot of improvement for next year's World Championships, so there well could have been a few changes since I was last there.

There are huts all over the mountain, and every one I've been in has been very good. I really don't think you can go wrong in terms of lunch.

There's some fantastic food in town, too. I can't remember any names, but see if this makes any sense: There is the main street through Garmisch that includes Marienplatz. There is a street (more of an alley) the runs parallel this this one street over in the direction of the mountain. That small street as well as some of the streets connecting it with the main drag include lots of great restaurants. When in doubt, get the Hirsch.
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Danke sehr, alles klar. Very Happy
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andyph, habe die Ehre!
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