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Garmisch Classic

Garmisch Classic
Kandahar course in January 2008
Kandahar course in January 2008
Location Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Bavaria, Germany
Nearest city Innsbruck, Austria
Munich, Germany
Coordinates
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)
- 17% easy - (blue)
- 60% intermediate - (red)
- 23% difficult - (black)
Lift system 2 aerial trams
2 gondolas
4 chairlifts
10 surface lifts
Snowmaking 30 km (19 mi)
Website Garmisch Classic
GarmischClassic is located in Germany
GarmischClassic
Garmisch
Classic
location of Garmisch Classic in Germany

Garmisch Classic is an alpine ski resort in southern Germany, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria. In the Bavarian Alps, 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 are Kreuzjoch at 1,719 m (5,640 ft) and Kreuzeck at 1,651 m (5,417 ft).[1]

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).[2][1]

Video

  • You Tube.com – a trip down the Kandahar course – 2012
  • You Tube.com – Didier Cuche wins 2012 World Cup downhill at Garmisch Classic (Kandahar 1)
  • You Tube.com – Lindsey Vonn wins 2012 World Cup downhill at Garmisch Classic (Kandahar 2)

References

  1. ^ a b "Zugspitze and Garmisch-Classic trail maps". Ski Maps.org. 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Glacier ski area". Ski area Zugspitze. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 

External links

  • Garmisch Classic - official site - (English)
  • Ski Map.org - Garmisch-Partenkirchen - 6 maps
  • Alpine Ski Maps.com - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • GaP 2011.com - 2011 World Championships - host site
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