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Bozi Dar – No 1 Best Ski Resort in Czech Republic
Bozi Dar / Oberwiesenthal – Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region
The Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region is located in the Ore Mountains, which form the natural border between Saxony in Germany and Bohemia in the Czech Republic. 15 kilometers of slopes on the Fichtelberg in the Oberwiesenthal region and 18 kilometers of downhill runs on the Czech Keilberg near Klínovec await skiers at the two highest elevations in the Ore Mountains.
1) General information on the Bozi Dar / Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region
- 33 kilometers of slopes
- 16 lifts, including 9 drag lifts, 6 chair lifts and 1 cable car
- Ski pass for the entire Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region
- 1 snow park each on the German and the Czech side of the ski area
The Flichtelberg Klinovec ski region can score with two superlatives. Oberwiesenthal on the German side, at 914 m, is the highest place in Germany. The Czech town of Boží Dar in the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region is at an impressive 1,208 m altitude, making it the highest place in the Czech Republic. Of the total of 33 kilometers of slopes in the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region, 15 km run in the German state of Saxony and 18 km on the Czech side.
A total of 16 lifts bring winter sports enthusiasts to the mountain stations, for which there is a joint ski pass for the entire Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region. The Czech ski paradise is only 5 km away from the Fichtelberg. The slopes themselves are divided into 14 km of easy runs, which are well suited for beginners or families with children, 13 km of red slopes and 6 km of black slopes for the professional skiers. There is also a 1,000 m long ski route available.
For fun athletes, there is a snow park on both sides of the border with interesting challenges for beginners and advanced skiers.
In the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region, the lowest point is 763 m and the highest point is 1,244 m. The weather conditions in the winter season are identical on both sides of the border.
Three to four hours of sunshine a day and an average snowfall of nine to 15 days in the months of November to March ensure pleasant conditions. The snow depth is on average between 15 and approx. 64 cm. There are no differences between the mountain and valley stations.
The duration of the snow days and the measured snow depths lead to three out of five stars in our expert rating. The lifts in the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region also achieve this result.
2) Bozi Dar / Fichtelberg / Klínovec trail map
3) Skiing in the Bozi Dar /Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region
Snow reliability is very important in Oberwiesenthal. 120 snow cannons are available if there is not enough natural snow. All slopes in Oberwiesenthal and the slopes on Keilberg in the Czech Republic, about 5 km away, can be used with the ski pass for the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region. Depending on the location, tow and chair lifts as well as a gondola lift ensure that the skiers can easily reach the respective mountain stations.
The slopes are varied and mostly classified as medium-difficult. This makes the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region the perfect terrain for beginners, those returning to alpine skiing and families with children. In Oberwiesenthal there is a special family run about 2 km long. Children can make their first attempts at driving on a children’s practice area. On the Czech side, the six runs on the northeast side of the Keilberg are particularly popular because they lead idyllically through the snow-covered winter forest.
Oberwiesenthal has the only FIS World Cup runs in East Germany. The 1.2 km long FIS route below Germany’s oldest cable car is just as much a challenge for experienced skiers as the “Am Wäldchen” piste. Skiing under floodlights is a special experience when the headlights bathe the glistening snow in brilliant light in the evening.
The 2 km long FIS route below Germany’s oldest cable car is just as much of a challenge for experienced skiers as the “Am Wäldchen” slope. Skiing under floodlights is a special experience when the headlights bathe the glistening snow in brilliant light in the evening.
The entire Erzgebirge is also a paradise for cross-country skiers. Of the total of around 200 km of cross-country trails, 75 km are around Oberwiesenthal. The level ranges from a medium level of difficulty to very demanding trails that require a little experience in this sport. The panoramic trail in Oberwiesenthal offers fantastic views.
It is about 7 km long and has a medium level of difficulty. Beginners can also enjoy a panoramic view on the approximately 5 km long high-altitude trail, which runs through the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region at an altitude between 1,114 m and 1,124 m. Skiers who love the sporty challenge try their hand at the elite trail, which has a demanding height profile over a length of 5 km. 17 of the approximately 75 kilometers of cross-country trails are designed as skating trails.
The particular attraction in the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region is the fact that cross-country skiing often crosses the border between Germany and the Czech Republic or vice versa.
Fun sports are also not neglected in the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region. Two snow parks, one on the small Fichtelberg and one on the Czech side in Neklid on the Keilberg, offer freeriders and snowboarders perfect terrain. Jumps, kickers, rails, tubes and a wallride in Oberwiesenthal as well as a DIY wood line with pole jame, down slider and coping offer riding fun for beginners and advanced.
There is also a 110 m long half pipe available. No less interesting are the various jumps, rails, boxes and tubes that await beginners and advanced skiers in the Czech Neklid.
In our expert rating, both the cross-country ski trails and the snow parks in the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region are rated with a good four stars.
4) Expert evaluation
With 3.3 stars in the overall rating, the Bozi Dar / Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region shows that it is well positioned across all evaluation criteria. In addition to the guaranteed snow and the lifts, which are among the top evaluation criteria, criteria for special interests and other evaluation criteria are included in the test result.
This includes, among other things, the suitability of the Bozi Dar / Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region for families, orientation (piste map, information boards & signage) and the appealing après-ski bars in the individual ski resort 5) Off-piste activities
The 1.8 km long toboggan run, a children’s practice area, the magic carpet and a ski kindergarten in Oberwiesenthal make the Bozi Dar / Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region a popular destination for winter sports with children. If you are looking for a little thrill, you can try snow skiing in Oberwiesenthal. A special school ensures that beginners can also get along well in this sport.
A natural ice rink is also available. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are particularly popular in winter. The guests sit wrapped in warm blankets on the vehicle and enjoy the snowy landscape. In Oberwiesenthal there are several providers who organize individual and group rides in horse-drawn sleighs.
Oberwiesenthal in the Bozi Dar / Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region offers just the right mix of offers for après-ski enthusiasts and those looking for peace and quiet. Popular destinations are the “Sabines umbrella bar” at the lift next to the open-air stage and the “Pistenblick” directly on the ski slope. In the village itself, numerous restaurants and pubs are waiting to spoil winter sports enthusiasts at the end of an eventful day with regional dishes, but also with international cuisine.
The typical local potato specialties are particularly recommended. On the Keilberg, an umbrella bar operated by a herbal schnapps manufacturer is a popular meeting place for party-loving guests. Since the locations of the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region are close together, après-ski also crosses borders here.
Those in need of rest will find relaxation after a strenuous day of skiing in the various wellness facilities. For a day away from the slopes there are around 20 km of beautiful winter hiking trails available. A special highlight is a trip with the historic stagecoach through the snow-covered Ore Mountains landscape.
6) Places in the ski area
The Erzgebirge is known for its arts and crafts. In numerous small workshops in Oberwiesenthal in the Bozi Dar / Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region , you can watch traditional lace making or the art of wood. Especially in the run-up to Christmas, Oberwiesenthal shines in a special light. The arches of the Erzgebirge light up almost every window and a popular souvenir are the smokers, which are still made here by hand.
Visitors interested in the history of the region and winter sports should plan a visit to the ski and local history museum in Oberwiesenthal. As a health resort, Oberwiesenthal also offers many wellness options.
On the Czech side, Boží Dar and Loucna pod Klinovcem belong to the Fichtelberg / Klínovec ski region. Boží Dar is at an altitude of 1,028 m, making it the highest town in Central Europe. The ski area located here extends all the way down into the village, so that when the snow conditions are good, you can almost ski to the door of the accommodation.
The place is widely considered to be the home of the Christ Child because of its proximity to heaven. That is why Boží Dar is nicknamed the “Christ Child City”. Children and adults can drop wish lists for the Christ Child in a mailbox in the town center. A special attraction is the “Christkindlehrpfad” for children who have to solve various tasks on a 13 km long hiking trail. At the end there is a small gift.
To the north of the Keilberg lies Loucna pod Klinovcem, in German: Böhmisch-Wiesenthal, directly behind the German border. The small town has barely more than 200 inhabitants, making it the second smallest continuously inhabited place in the Czech Republic. The Polava river forms the border to Germany and creates an idyllic atmosphere in the village. It is the perfect setting for winter hikes through the hilly, snow-covered landscape of the Bohemian Ore Mountains.
7) Arrival in the ski area
Our experts rate the arrival & parking facilities in Oberwiesenthal with three stars. Chemnitz, about 60 km away, is the traffic hub. Here, for example, you can change to a regional train that goes directly to the train station in the center of Oberwiesenthal.
Chemnitz is also the linchpin for car travelers. From here there are connections to the federal motorways A9, A13, A72 or A4. Travelers can take the B95 through Annaberg-Buchholz and then directly to Oberwiesenthal.
The nearest airports are Prague (130 km), Dresden (140 km) and Leipzig / Halle (175 km). From here you can continue your journey by train or rental car to Oberwiesenthal.
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