Spring in the Park

With the snow melting and the first spring flowers blooming down in the valley, a big party is held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to bring the ski season to a close. The winter send-off party on Mount Zugspitze goes on this year until 15 April 2012 and is a last opportunity to say goodbye to the slopes. During this time, Germany's tallest mountain also plays host to the Spring in the Park festival, a chance for freestyle skiers and snowboarders to show off all their tricks.