Cross-country Skiing

Regarding the condition and profile of their cross-country skiing tracks, the Šumava and Bayerischer Wald rank among the best winter sports resorts in the whole of Central Europe.

The municipality of Železná Ruda alone maintains 70 km of cross - country skiing tracks connected to other tracks leading to the neighbouring municipalities within the Šumava National Park as well as to those located in the Bayerischer Wald. There, within 20 km of the border, you will find five major cross-country skiing resorts.

That in the Bretterschachten saddle off Grosser Arbour is maintained on a daily basis, with, in normal years, satisfactory snow conditions from the end of November till the beginning of April. But come and see for yourself – make a tour on cross - country skis or snowshoes through the snowed-in countryside.

Should you need any winter sports equipment, visit Skimax at the centre of Železná Ruda where the staff will advise you on where to go and what to do to best enjoy your stay in the Šumava. Your children will go crazy sledging or tobogganing on the countless snow slopes.