Chase away your winter blues in Schliersee

Chase away your winter blues in Schliersee

by Jessica Zen
Stripes Europe

Winter can be such a drag, no matter where you live. Cold temperatures, rain, snow, and clouds might have you thinking of spending your life savings on a tropical vacation to Greece for a week. Don’t bust out those flip flops and swimming suits just yet. Take a step back and consider actually enjoying the winter with a weekend trip to Schliersee, Germany.

Nestled in the Bavarian Alps, the small town of Schliersee, along with it’s namesake lake, lies patiently waiting for tourists to crowd its streets and admire the picturesque views. With a population less than 7,000 people, the small town of Schliersee is the ideal place to enjoy the snow, without the overwhelming crowds, while zipping down a ski run at either Spitzingsee or Sudelfeld resorts.

Spitzingsee ski resort caters to skiers of all experience levels. From the novice to the experienced skier, everyone can find the perfect slope on one of the 21 runs available. With groomed slopes, snow-making equipment, and 15 cable cars and lifts, this resort is fun for the whole family. If you just can’t get enough of the adrenaline pumping through your veins while you glide down the Alpine slopes, Spitzingsee offers night skiing on Thursdays and Fridays.

Sometimes one ski resort just isn’t enough. Sudelfeld is less than a 20-minute drive away and a great place for your second day of skiing. Boasting 31 km of runs in the lovely region of Wendelstein, Sudelfeld aims to please its skiers with modern technology. On the 14 lifts offered, you can enjoy child safety, heated seats, and weather protection hoods. These modern luxuries will keep your behind nice and warm and the wind out of your eyes while you take in the sights and soar above the snow covered mountains. Are you bringing young travel companions? Sudelfeld has 2 areas specially designed with children in mind. There’s something fun for everyone.

After a long day of skiing, sometimes a little rest and relaxation is needed. Head down the mountain to the town of Schliersee and stop at Slyrs, a local whiskey distillery. Slyrs offers self-guided or guided tours through their distillery. You can see the multitude of American white oak barrels that case the whiskey, and learn about the process of creating Slyrs single malt whiskey, which is made from Bavarian barley and pure Bannwald spring water. The windows in the tasting room allow you to bask in the beauty of the mountains while savoring the taste of local whiskey. At only 6 euros per person, it’s definitely worth the visit. Don’t skip the gift shop, where you can marvel at and purchase numerous types of whiskies and fruit spreads available.
Let this exquisite village sweep you away for your next weekend vacation.

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