Thanks to Wolfgang we now know the difference between apfelstrudel and topfenstrudel and a lot about Bavarian culture and history. We heard about his ancestors, the development of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and of the winter Olympics there in 1936; we sampled seven different Wiess biers, worked our way through the local specialties at the delightful Bräustüberl and we even managed to ski tour in Bavaria!
The weather and avalanche conditions in the northern Alps resulted in us driving a total of 1271km in our luxury Sprinter bus to find the sun and good, safe snow to ski in a total of four different countries. Ski hard but smart Wolfgang said. I like that.