The OIA invites you to a social day of skiing, networking and relaxing with colleagues before ISPO on Friday 26th January.
Many suppliers and retailers from the UK outdoor and ski trade will be making the annual trek to Munich in January for the international trade show ISPO and as a warm up to the show, the OIA is arranging an informal social and networking ski day on Friday 26th January in the German ski resort of Garmisch Partenkirchen. An hours train ride from Munich, the ski resort is perfect for grabbing a quick day on the slopes before the winter show.
The ski day is designed as a fun and informal event to spend some time with industry colleagues. It is primarily at your own expense, but the OIA is providing an experienced local ski guide for part of the day on the Friday and are endeavouring to get discounted group ski passes. The OIA are also hoping to attract some sponsorship for drinks and a meal (any offers welcome!).
Outdoor Enthusiast Retailer are supporting the event with the launch of our new Snow Business section in the magazine.
Dinner – Thursday 25th January – a table will be reserved at a local venue: TBC (based on numbers).
Ski Day – Friday 26th January with half day hosting provided by local instructor Jim Murray from Skischule Zugspitze-Grainau.
How to Get There
Getting to Garmisch from Munich is straightforward and only takes two hours by train from Munich airport. Cost ranges between €13 – €25.
It has been recommended to stay in the Sentido Berghotel Hammersbach Tel. 0049-8821-9830. This hotel is ideally situated next to the rail connection to the Zugspitze and classic ski areas.
The OIA have informed the hotel to expect a few enquiries in relation to the trip and have provisionally reserved a few rooms – please quote OIA when booking.
Andrew and Alasdair will be there on Thursday and will be scouting the area for the best snow conditions for Friday’s activity. They will be staying in the Sentido Berghotel Hammersbach on the Wednesday and Thursday evening.
The ski day is aimed at good to advanced level skiers. You should be confident on most pistes – certainly up to Red, and ideally happy to ski off-piste if conditions allow.
All expenses are at your own cost, though we will aim to generate some sponsorship. Please ensure that you have your own insurance arrangements.