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The slopes are served by one cable car railway, two cable cars, three chairlifts, and 14 drag lifts. The beginner slopes lie directly in the village center, and the base stations for ski lifts leading to Seefeld's main skiing areas lie less than 1km (1/2 mile) north of the resort (for the Gschwandtkopf runs) and less than 1km (1/2 mile) south of the resort (for the Rosshütte/Seefelder Joch runs). They, and virtually everything else in town, are served throughout the winter by the free shuttle buses that operate at 20- to 30-minute intervals during daylight hours. In addition to its downhill runs, Seefeld has more than 200km (124 miles) of well-maintained cross-country tracks.

Other winter activities offered here include curling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice-skating (Eislaufplatz Olympia Sportzentrum; tel. 05212/3050) on artificial and natural ice rinks, horseback riding, indoor tennis (Estess Academy; tel. 05212/4515), tube sliding, indoor golf, parasailing, bowling, squash, hiking (97km/60 miles of cleared paths), fitness workouts, swimming, and sauna sessions.

Summer visitors can enjoy swimming in three lakes, a heated open-air swimming pool near Seefeld Lake, or the Olympia indoor and outdoor pools. Other summer sports include tennis on 18 open-air and 8 indoor courts (Swedish Tennis School), riding (two stables with indoor schools), and golf on the 18-hole course, which has been rated by golf insiders as one of the 100 most beautiful courses in the world. There are 200km (124 miles) of walks and mountain paths to hike, as well as cycling, minigolf, parasailing, and rafting.

Whatever time of year it is, you can try your luck at the casino (Bahnhofstrasse; tel. 05212/2340), where roulette, baccarat, blackjack, seven-card stud poker, and slot machines are played.

While based in Seefeld, you'll find it relatively easy to explore part of Bavaria, in Germany. You might or might not get to see little Wildmoos Lake. It can, and sometimes does, vanish all in a day or so, and then there may be cows grazing on what has become meadowland. However, the lake will suddenly come back again, and if conditions are right, it will become deep enough for swimmers. Wildmoos Lake comes and goes a lot more frequently than Brigadoon. You might also visit the little German town of Mittenwald, an easy day trip from Seefeld.

For more information about these destinations, call the tourist information number in Seefeld (tel. 0508/800). Hours are Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 6:30pm, and Sunday 10am to noon.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.