Skiing in Germany has previously been a poor relation in the winter package holiday stakes.
Package tourism pushed the development of the villages of the Austrian Tyrol and the high-rise blocks of the many French ski resorts.
And long-haul powder on the other side of the Atlantic attracted those looking for something new.
Yet Germany's ski resorts have retained their special qualities - accessible, friendly and with a southern German charm all of their own.
Glacier skiing and World Cup races, quiet mountain hideaways and cosmopolitan resorts - Germany can boast of a selection for most tastes.
With a position in the centre of Europe, most of the resorts possess easy access to both scheduled and passenger flights.
And the growth of budget flights and ski charters to the central European airports has meant that it has never been easier to arrange a short break in the Alps.
Time then to mingle with the chic set in Garmisch-Partenkirchen or Oberstdorf, hit the hidden gems of Berchtesgaden, Schliersee or Lenggries or sample the village ambience of Oberammergau or Mittenwald...
Try one of the ski resorts in Germany this winter!