With more than 100 ski options within a couple hours of the city, Munich is a skier’s paradise. And despite the allure of the Corsican sun in this photo, there’s no question what locals are passionate about – snow, snow, snow. You can go by car, bus or train, as these two women coming out of the Hauptbahnhof or Central Station. Bavarian ski resorts have a reputation of being low key with less of the jet-set clientele as their Swiss, French & Austrian counterparts; however, they are inexpensive, packed with locals, and close by. Highlights include Garmisch, site of the 1936 Winter Olympics, as well as Sudelfeld, a resort with 22 different lifts connecting 25 miles of runs.