well, after i often visit the zugspitze area for skiing because of its natural snow, today i have been to the garmisch classic area below the alpspitze. why? 1st of all because there was enough snow for the first weekend this season and was was minus 15 degrees celsius at the top (2033m restaurant alpspitz) and 2nd because the ski area is much, much, much better than at the zugspitz glacier. i liked especially the kandahar track and the 'alpspitz' area at osterfelderkopf (2050 m).
btw, why do we not have more snow and earlier in europe the last few years? well, if you asked me, it was probably not the best idea to burn all that oil, gas and the half of our forest in the last 2-3 generations :-(((
few pictures from december, 19th + 20th: