Located southeast of Münich and west of Salzburg, Reit im Winkl / Steinplatte / Winklmoos-Alm ski resort is spread over two separate hills in Austria and Germany, and linked by one lift system. The runs are nearly all easy or intermediate and nicely groomed. You can also find some nice off-piste runs and there are some un-groomed pistes perfect for snowboarders and powder-seekers.
The town of Reit im Winkl is situated at 700m above sea level and is a genuine Alpine town with a wonderful authentic feel to it. Reit im Winkl offers 5,000 guest beds in a variety of pensions, guesthouses and hotels, and the sedate après-ski is ideal for a quiet beer. There is also a choice of livelier bars and discos as well as folklore evenings. A kinder ski school is also on-hand.
Reit im Winkl / Steinplatte / Winklmoos-Alm ski resort has a total of 50kms of pisted runs with a longest run of 9.6kms. There are 16 lifts, including one gondola, seven chairlifts, and eight surface lifts, with a total lift capacity for 24,000 people per hour. Skiing is predominantly intermediate and Winklmoos is great for beginners and kids.
Austria’s most famous ski resort, Kitzbühel, is only a 40 minute drive south. The town is glamorous and expensive and the long tree-lined runs range from baby slopes to the world's toughest downhill course on the Hahnenkamm. The nearby St Johann in Tyrol ski resort is a picturesque Alpine town with superb pistes and excellent cross-country trails.
The ski season runs from mid-December until after Easter and deals are offered at the beginning of the season to the Christmas holidays,in mid-January, and at the season’s end. The most common way to get to Reit im Winkl is to fly to Münich and hire a car, or take a bus, or train/bus combination to the resort.