Der Winter zeigt sich von seiner besten Seite im Skigebiet Hochficht.
alternate activities
to skiing and snowboarding

Hochficht Off the Pistes

Winter sports in the Bohemian forest

Winter sports doesn’t necessarily mean skiing or snowboarding. At Hochficht ski resort you find several attractive alternative winter sports activities. Enjoy the wonderful countryside which is similar to Scandinavian countries. Discover natural gems by winter hiking, x-country skiing or snowshoeing. Get enchanted by  impressive snow and ice sculptures.

A genuine winter wonderland!


Der Winter zeigt sich von seiner besten Seite im Skigebiet Hochficht.
Ein traumhafter Sonnenuntergang im Skigebiet Hochficht.

X-country skiing

Klaffer Scenic Trail

What about x-country skiing on your Hochficht holidays? Yes, you can do that  - on a 9 km intermediate scenic trail. It starts and ends at Klaffer village centre. You spend 1.5 hours in picturesque countryside including marvellous views!

Nordische Zentrum Böhmerwald boasts a total of about 150 kilometres of x-country trail criss-crossing the entire holiday region. 78 km of high-alpine trail, and if there is enough snow you find 70 km of trails in the valley.

Classic style or skating, beginner or sporty x-country skier: everyone finds the ideal x-country trail in the tri-border area of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic!

More info: This region is one of the most snow-reliable areas in Upper Austria. Most of the snow falls in February.


Winter hiking in the Bohemian Forest

Two winter hiking tips

Klaffer Tour

Length: 3.6 km, Duration: 1 h

The first tour is an easy hike starting at Klaffer village centre. Follow the asphalt street and turn left after 300m and walk along the edge of the forest. Turn to the left after 700m and take the asphalt road back to the village.

Take the road that leads you around the residential area. Take the second turn on the left after 500m. At the highway take the road leading downhill past the herb gardens and then back to the starting point.

From Hochficht Skiarena to Schöneben

Length: 12 km, Duration: 4 h

Looking for a more challenging hike? This hiking tour starts at Hochficht Skiarena and leads along a groomed path through wonderful snow-covered forests. Then walk beside the x-country trail near to the Czech border. Pass the Hotel Inn's Holz along the country road to the x-country trail parking in Schöneben.