Thanks to many years of cross-border cooperation with the renowned slopes of Großer Arber on the German side (known as Velký Javor in Czech), which is the highest mountain in the entire Šumava range, the Špičák Ski Resort is one of the biggest resorts on the continent outside of the Alps.
Perfect slopes and a fairytale paradise for children
You can choose from ten main pistes of all levels of difficulty totalling more than 8 kilometres in length. If you are a true champion skier, take the black slope which is the steepest in Czechia.
Špičák also offers many options for beginners or families with kids from blue slopes to children's parks. You can also use the babysitting service here.
A board or two, with sticks or without
Enjoyment of the great winter experiences at Špičák certainly doesn’t exclude snowboarders. If you are just starting, the ideal place for you is the local FUNpark, which is designed specifically for novice snowboarders and freeskiers.
If you prefer to have a „good workout“ before you go downhill, bet on ski touring. The resort offers seven ski-touring routes of various lengths and difficulty levels in the immediate area.
Cross-country skiers will also find something for themselves here. There are dozens of kilometres of groomed trails that lead through the beautiful Šumava countryside.
Where else to go?
Železná Ruda is an excellent starting point for exploring the extraordinary beauty of the Šumava National Park. You can walk or ski to the Čertovo and Černé glacial lakes, which are among the most beautiful locations in the entire park. If you like fairytale cities, take a trip to Český Krumlov. Its charming historical centre with the second largest castle in the Czech Republic is one of the most valuable complexes inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.