As we first started mapping out this trip, Germany was not on our list of places to ride. This was not because of the lack of interest, but rather the lack of time. It wasn't until someone on a snowboarding forum said it was a grave mistake to leave out Germany on the Eurasian tour. Of course, we had to start looking into making Germany a point of interest. It wasn't until a light shined down on the logistical nightmare of planning this trip. It turned out that it was cheaper to fly from Moscow to Germany…go figure! With that said, we knew Germany had to be put on our shredding locales. Rich with history both famous and infamous, the trip to Germany is highly anticipated as it kicks off our European portion of this adventure.
Once we decided to ride in Germany, the rest was simple. Garmish-Partenkirchen better known as Zugspitz is home to Germany's highest peak and most popular and glitziest resort. Known as a skiers resort, we figured we would shoot in to see what snowboarding Zugspitz has to offer. Rumored to have a decent park and half pipe as well as some steep and accessible terrain, boarding in Zugspitz should prove to be quite fun. If not, then we will be forced to get back online and find that forum post and report it as SPAM… we'll show that guy who's boss.
Town Altitude: 830 m
Highest Lift: 2962 m
Vertical Drop: 2000 m
KM of Pistes: 60 KM