Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

Christmas / New Years

A Cherished Time of Year

Accepting Waitlist Requests : Our holiday rooms sold out in under 24 hours for dates 21 December through 4 January. Add your name to the waitlist and be notified should a room become available. Click here to join waitlist >


If you're looking for a truly unforgettable way to spend your Christmas holiday this year, look no further than the Bavarian Alps near Garmisch, Germany. Nestled in the heart of Bavaria, our picturesque town is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience the magic of Christmas in a way you'll never forget.

Of course, no Christmas in the Bavarian Alps would be complete without some skiing or snowboarding, and Garmisch delivers on that front. And when you're ready to warm up, there's nothing quite like coming back to Edelweiss Resort for a gluhwein by the fire. Another highlight of Christmas in Garmisch is the region's many Christmas markets. Here you can find handmade gifts, decorations, and traditional Bavarian foods and drinks, to the festive processions, concerts, and other activities that take place throughout the season.

Whether you're traveling as a couple, or with your whole family, spending Christmas in the Bavarian Alps near Garmisch, Germany is an experience that you'll cherish for years to come. From the cozy and charming atmosphere to the snowy outdoor activities and festive holiday events, there's truly something for everyone to enjoy in this magical destination.

We require a five-night minimum stay anytime from 21 December 2023 through 4 January 2024.  We will take a 50% deposit 60 days prior to check-in. If you plan on participating in our snowsports instruction, please arrive before or match your check-in date with the ski week check-in date below. 

Special events are planned throughout the holidays with more details to come later in the year. There is no shortage of things to do for the family!

Reserve Your Room

Rooms are sold out for the holidays. Please put your name on the waitlist and we will notify you should a room become available that fits your dates. 

Wait List


Holiday Snowsports Instruction

Our multi-day programs are designed to help you improve your riding skills while having fun and enjoying the picturesque mountain settings of the Garmisch Valley. We offer multi-day classes for beginner snowboards and multi-day from beginner through advanced for skiers. Once you reserve and get a hotel room confirmation, please submit your holiday snowsports instruction request here > 

Snowsports Week Dates

22-25 December, Check-in Sat 21 December

27-30 December, Check-in Thu 26 December

1-4 January, Check-in Tue 31 December

6-9 January, Check-in Sun 5 January

Program and Prices

1-Day Beginner Special with Backyard Lift Ticket
Adults $165 / 5 - 15 yrs $160

1-Day Beginner Special w/ Hausberg Kinder Ticket
Adults $195 / 5 - 15 yrs $180

4-Day Snowsports Week
Adults $575 / 5 - 15 yrs $485

Packages Include

• Daily transportation to/from Edelweiss Resort to Hausberg Lodge
• Rental equipment
• Helmet
• Snow jacket and pants 
• Lift ticket for appropriate slope
• 4 hour daily lesson from PSIA-AASI certified ski and snowboard instructors  

New Years Eve Party

*Youtube video might be blocked on military networks. New Years Eve Weekend 2023 at Edelweiss Resort - YouTube

Dance Party

One thing for certain is that Edelweiss knows how to throw a party. We will either have a DJ or band in the main ballroom. Bring in the new year dancing to your favorite hits with your favorite people. Then watch a spectacular fireworks display to start the new year on a great note. 

There is $75 entertainment fee added to your room rate for those staying on New Year's Eve. This covers everyone staying in the room. 

Bavarian Whiskey Tasting

Enjoy the aroma, variety and tastes of Bavarian whiskey during our tasting. Learn what you like by comparing samples side by side. Sharpen your palate, compare samples and have some fun with friends. We will offer multiple tastings throughout the holidays. Schedule will be completed in the fall. 

Market Station Buffet

Join us in Market Station for a beautiful spread of chef selections for Christmas Eve. More details to come later in the year. Our Christmas Dinner will be held in the General Patton Ballroom. Reservations will be available at a later date in the fall.  

Zuggy's Base Camp

Zuggy's Base Camp is the perfect place for a relaxed meal after a great day of exploring. Drink and food specials all week long. A la carte dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Open from 1700 - 1300 hours.

Reservations accepted. More details will be released later. 


No New Year's Eve would be complete without fireworks. Our show is the best in town all choreographed to music and directly in front of the Resort. A memorable way to bring in the new year. 0015 hours on the front lawn. 

Kids Activities

We can take care of the kids for the night while the adults spend some quality time together. Kids want to be kids and have a great time around other kids. Depending on their age we bring kids to the Hausberg Lodge for sledding, rock climbing and more. More details to come later this year. 

Additional Information

Reservations are available starting 29 February 2024 at 1500 CET. You must reserve through the link below or apply the booking code. Valid dates of stay between 21 December 2024 - 4 January 2025
(+$75 entertainment fee per room for guests staying over New Year's Eve)

Policies: Reservations require a five-night stay from 21 December - 4 January. Room rates are based on rank. The price is for 2 adults in a room. Children 17 and under stay for free on available bed space. Additional charges may apply. Prices are subject to change. There is a 50% deposit charged to the credit card on file 60 days prior. The remaining 50% of the room rate will be charged 30 days prior. Your credit card needs to have an expiration date past December 2024 otherwise the card can't be charged and we will cancel your reservation. Cancellations received within 60 days of arrival will result in the forfeiture of the deposit. Exceptions to the cancellation policy for military duty with proper documentation. 

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding reservations :

1) Why do you require a five-night stay?
To ensure we can maximize the number of service members able to utilize the resort during the holidays and provide our best quality service.

2) What if I would like to book multiple rooms?
Guests can book additional rooms for sponsored guests. To do this using the online system, you are required to make separate reservations for each room requested.  

3) I would like to arrive earlier than 21 December, can I do that?
Yes, guests can arrive before December 21. If your dates fall from 21 Dec - 4 Jan it is required you stay at least a total of five nights. 

4) I would like to stay later than January 4th, can I do that?
Yes, guests can stay additional nights after January 4th. If your dates fall from 21 Dec - 4 Jan it is required you stay five nights.

5) Can I rent the cabins online?
Yes. You can rent our comfy and simple cabins online using the link above. For more information about our vacation cabins, please click here. 

6) Can I bring my dog?
We have a limited number of dog-friendly rooms and cabins at the Edelweiss Resort. These rooms are also bookable online using the link above. There is an extra charge of $25 per night, per room to bring your dog. Dogs are not permitted in any guest area during your stay. We cannot leave your dog unattended in the room. No dogs are allowed in rooms that are not specifically designated as dog-friendly rooms. For further information on the rules regarding bringing your dog, please refer to our Dog Room page. 

7) It says you are sold out for the Holidays, is that true?
You have to use the booking link on this page to reserve. Do not use the top "book now" button. The booking link applies to the reservation code to open our inventory available during the holidays. We have rooms available until December 20 for people interested in visiting the famous Christmas markets in the area. There is no minimum stay for dates before 20 December. 

8) Can I call or email to make a reservation?
If you have specific problems or technical issues, please email vacation@edelweissresort.zendesk.com. Otherwise, the online reservation system shows in real-time the rooms available. Please use the link above to reserve. 

9) When will you publish the list of events and tours going on for the holidays?
We will email all confirmed guests a schedule of events in November. 

10) I didn't receive my email confirmation?
Please give the system a minimum of five minutes to email you the confirmation. Also, please check your spam mail or junk mail folders. We suggest you not use a .mil address. Please only provide commercial addresses like yahoo or gmail.

11) Do you charge my credit card at the time of reservation?
No, we don't charge your credit card at the time of reservation. It is only used to hold the reservation. We do charge a 50% deposit 60 days prior to arrival. The remaining room amount will be charged 30 days prior. Please cancel before 60 days to ensure we maximize the number of service member families that can enjoy the resort during the cherished holiday season. Exceptions to the cancellation are for military duty with proper documentation.

12) I don't want to stay five nights, can I stay for less?
Unfortunately, we are only accepting online reservations for a five-night stay anytime from 16 December through 1 January. Guests will be charged for five nights should they choose to depart early or arrive late.  

13) When is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is at 1600 hours with check-out at 1000 hours. It will be difficult to get into the room prior to that time or be granted a late check-out during this time. Thank you for your understanding.

14) Should I sign up for a snowsports instruction week now or just wait till I am there?
We suggest you sign up in advance so you don't miss the chance to join. We have a limited number of instructors and therefore it is not guaranteed that you can get into a class without prior reservations. You should check in the day before the class starts. Registration is at the Hausberg and you can pick up your skis, snowboards, and equipment ahead of time. This saves time in the morning. There are lockers at the lodge so you don't need to carry your equipment back and forth to the Hausberg. To sign up please fill out the SnowSports Instruction form and include your confirmation number so we can attach your snowsports instructions to your reservation. The four-day package is the most affordable option and gives you adequate time to actually improve on the slopes. The ski instruction programs start on select dates. If you are participating, please check in the day prior to the program start date so you can register.