Garmisch, Germany Ski Slopes: The Rematch

Another fabulous day of vacation with the family (and Matt!) here in Garmisch, Germany! This morning’s adventure: a rematch with the mountain that dominated me on our first day of skiing. ;)


Check out how crazy foggy and snowy it was!


But, despite the foggy/snowy/super cold weather — today was a success! We started at the same slope that we started on on our first day of skiing, and I thought it was a different one because it seemed so much easier! I must be getting better :)




I did take the gondola down the mountain at the end of the day, though, ha. Still not quite ready to tackle the lower mountain scariness again! Maybe the last day we’re here… the gondola was fun, anyway.

My foggy view:


(For those of you that were wondering — I’ve just been stuffing my point and shoot camera in my pocket when we go skiing!)

Look what was awaiting us at the bottom of the mountain!   038

Oh, yes. When in Germany, eat sausage bigger than your arm. 040

My brother chowing down while we waited for Matt (he’s a better skier and was up exploring the higher mountain slopes!):


I love all the outdoor sausage, hot spiced wine, beer, and hot chocolate stands they have in Europe. So fun!



After our skiing adventures, Matt, my brother, and I headed back to the hotel to shower, pick up my mom, and head into town for a late lunch (soup and salad for me — I had the sausage snack an hour and a half before but skiing makes me HUNGRY!)! Check out the name of the place where we had lunch — heh. Awkwardddd


Unfortunately my Dad caught a cold and was down for the count today, boo! :( We’re hoping he’s feeling better tomorrow.

We hadn’t actually been to downtown Garmisch itself during the day yet (just for dinner) since we’ve been so busy skiing, castle touring, and hiking, so it was fun to wander around after lunch. Garmisch is super cute :)


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The buildings here have so much character!

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Look, another hot wine/beer stand!


Random pig statue? Apparently people rub his nose and ears for good luck :)


Matt had to leave this evening, sniff sniff. He starts work tomorrow a few hours away! I’m so glad he was able to join us. I was sad to see him go, especially since he won’t be back in the U.S. until the end of January :(


I’m off to bed — we had a busy day and I’m pooped! Nighty night, friends :) Tomorrow my German friend Melli is coming to visit — there’s talk of snowshoeing! I’m excited — I love active vacations.


  1. 1

    Haha that sausage is HUGE! And the random pig statue is funny too! :D
    Your holiday looks like so much FUN! I’ve always wanted to go skiing, but never have!

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    Looks like so much fun and something I might try myself if I were a bit younger. Tell your Dad to take Zicam cold remedy in the oral mist form. It will flat knock it out. Your cold will not be as severe and will not last as long. It is over the counter.

    Anne, I have really enjoyed your vacation. It feels like we are there with you.

  3. 3

    I’m loving all these pictures. Makes me want to travel and see more snow…all the snow at my house melted

  4. 4

    looks like such a great time! :) that sausage is a little crazy. bigger than the bun!

  5. 5

    Haha that sausage is insane! Looks like such a great vacation! I’ve always wanted to visit Germany :)

  6. 6

    Beautiful vacation!!! :) And the name of that restaurant made me chuckle. ;)

  7. 7

    I’m pretty sure I’d visit Germany just for the sausage. That looks soooooo good.

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    Janet Knowlton says

    Germany looks like so much fun! Gorgeous pictures. How the hell do you NOT gain weight???!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 10

    I am loving all of these posts! It really makes me want to visit/move there. Congrats on finally conquering those mountains as well. Tough work!

  10. 11

    WHOA – that is so foggy, you are brave!

    Hope your dad is better by tomorrow :)

  11. 12

    Have you ever snow shoed before??? It’s a great workout!!

  12. 14

    Beautiful pics! It’s crazy how skiing works up such a major appetite! And wow Germany for a month is a lot! And P.S. Congrats on the Dole newsletter gig! That is really awesome.

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    Oh my gosh that sausage is hilarious!! The town looks so adorable- I’ve only skied in the US, but the mountain towns in Europe look so much more charming. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!!

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] says

    Everything is more beautiful with snow!

  15. 17

    I am so happy you got to spend some time with Matt!

  16. 18

    Another awesome day, it appears, Anne. Glad you felt more confident on the slopes. And thanks for the photos of Garmisch town. Very picturesque, indeed! Enjoy the linkup with your friend today!

  17. 19

    Those are awesome pictures. I love skiing in Europe vs the United States. For one, it’s still cheaper …. it’s getting ridiculous in New England. A day pass to Killington I think is getting close to $80 per person.

    I went skiing with my family in Italy at the Sellaronda back in 2003 (I think?) and it was so much fun. i love those huge sausages and I love that they literally build a bar in the middle of the mountain where you can pull up to it with your skis still on and get a Schnapps before you continue down the mountain. Great times! Some of my best memories of my childhood are skiing with the family.

  18. 20

    It looks like y’all are having such an awesome trip! Great pics – keep em coming. :)

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    Love the name of the restaurant. Reminds me of the door signs in France!

  20. 22

    Holy giant sausage!! I’m totally giggling at the restaurant name, I’m a 10 year old trapped in a 30 year old’s body ;)



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