Winter at Penzion U lípy
Lake Lipno and the surrounding mountains are also an area for winter sports. The pistes at Kramolín, or Hochficht on the Austrian side of the Šumava Mountains, are close by and offer quality skiing for all ability levels. Every year near Lipno, trails are set up for cross country skiers; the longest ice skating trail in the world is created on the lake itself.
Kramolín ski resort
You will find Kramolín ski resort close to Penzion U lípy, 2 kilometres from Lipno; the chairlift is on the northern side of Lake Lipno. The resort is designed above all for less demanding skiers, as well as hikers, and families with children, all of whom will enjoy the full range of opportunities the resort and its surroundings offer.
There are 8 pistes at the resort; They can be negotiated by experienced skiers and beginners. Freestyle skiers will appreciate the fully equipped snowpark, which is designed for them and full of ramps, rails, and long jumps. There is also a superb U-ramp, 120 metres long and 2 metres wide! The park is 500 metres long and reaches a height of 100 metres!
The Lipno district is ideal for cross country skiers, and you can find elevated trails close by, at heights of 800 metres and 1000 metres. They offer 3 different trails of varying length and gradation, with a total of 35 kilometres of constantly maintained paths.
Kramolín also has places to eat, drink and relax, including a snooker hall, a bar and discotheque. Other facilities include a climbing wall, which can be enjoyed by serious or more casual climbers, and a skating rink for mini hockey. If you want to enjoy summer experiences in winter, you can use the spa facilities of the waterpark, located immediately beneath the piste, by the shores of Lake Lipno.
Skiing in Austria – Hochficht resort
Hochficht (known in Czech as “Smrčina”) is well known for its skiing facilities, amazing atmosphere and typical Austrian welcome. The complex contains 20 kilometres of superbly groomed pistes and 70 kilometres of excellent country trails, with something for both snowboarders seeking thrills and spills, and skiers. The ski park has many hurdles, jumps and other features to enjoy.
The resort consists of 10 pistes spread over three summits. Ski tows connect the pistes, enabling them to be combined and freely used. They measure up to 20 kilometres and offer various levels of difficulty. You will also find a ski school, including a nursery for the youngest skiers, and ski hire and night skiing, on artificially lit slopes. The Hochficht resort has a restaurant and bar immediately adjacent to the funicular.
Come and stay with us in winter! We offer an attractive base, amidst lots of peace and quiet, for your winter holiday in the mountains!
Ice skating on Lake Lipno
Every year, with the help of special machinery, skating tracks 6 to 8 metres wide are created on Lake Lipno. This year it was possible to connect all the tracks, creating a total length of 38 kilometres, an unbelievable distance and the longest skating track in the world! Naturally, the snow-covered lake provides cross country skiing opportunities, and cyclists will love riding on snow sprinkled with ice.
Sports, entertainment and recreation in the summer
The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities for the whole family in the summer. On his coming cyclists, hikers, but also skaters and fans of water sports.