The snow crunches underfoot, the natural world all around is still and silent, and the sun beams down from an azure sky – this is the perfect time to get to get up close and personal with the gentle side of winter in the area around Singers Sporthotel & SPA, where the season presents itself at its most charming.
Winter walking opens up all the magic of our beautiful countryside. The slow pace of walking is a source of meditative calm as it gives you time to pay attention to the small details around you. Over 60km of cleared winter hiking trails in the Tyrolean Zugspitze Arena invite you to enjoy the snowy landscape. You decide whether to take your time or pick up a more sporting pace as you make your way through the white idyll. If you prefer to walk with company, we suggest you join our SPA Manager Theresa on a Nordic walking jaunt – there are many different paths that will take you over hill and dale.
A snowshoe walk with our mountain guide Gerd is a special experience. As a local, he can tell you a great deal about the region around the Zugspitze Arena. Away from the slopes and trails, where nothing and no one disturbs the peace and quiet, you walk in knee-deep snow through easy terrain and natural forests.
As you glide silently across the landscape, your entire body is exercised and your lungs fill with mountain air while you delight in the Alpine panorama before you. Cross-country skiing (or Nordic skiing) has been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years. The sport's highly beneficial cardiovascular effects as well as its efficacy in exercising the entire musculature have no doubt contributed to this phenomenon. A vast network of cross-country ski runs (both classic and skating), over 110km in total, awaits you in the area surrounding the Singer Sporthotel & SPA. Both beginners and ambitious athletes will find the conditions here superb and will be able to indulge fully in the cross-country experience. Guaranteed snow is offered by high altitude cross-country ski runs as well as the circular 'Golfrundloipe' run with a snow cannon at the foot of the Zugspitze. For some extended cross-country fun, there are night-time runs in Hinterbichl and Heiterwang.
The romance of winter
Make your way by torchlight through the snowy landscape in the company of the quiet of the night: a torch lit walk is part of our weekly programme and an inspirational experience that we would like to share with you. A romantic atmosphere is also assured on a horse-drawn sleigh ride – we would be delighted to arrange one for you. Slightly more racy, but no less attractive, is tobogganing by moonlight. A short uphill walk is followed by a swift descent lit by head torches. Afterwards, enjoy a drop of hot mulled wine or a glass of fine wine at the bar – that's what we call winter!