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Ski tours in Erzgebirge

Saxony, Germany

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The Ore Mountains in eastern Germany are not known as a fairytale winter wonderland for nothing. The low mountain range in Saxony offers everything you need for an active winter holiday on and off the slopes. Enjoy the solitude and silence of the picturesque landscape on your ski tours in the Ore Mountains and let yourself be enchanted by the sight of snow-covered forests.

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The 10 most beautiful ski touring routes in Erzgebirge

Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge
Winterwanderweg Rundweg Pöhlberg
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
4.8 km
0:50 h
87 m
87 m
Eine relativ leichte Winterwandertour. Bei guter Sicht Ausblick auf den Erzgebirgskamm mit den höchsten Erhebungen Fichtelberg und Keilberg.
Blick zum Fichtelberg
Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge
Rundweg Annaberg - Morgensonne/Cunersdorf - Kühberg
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
13.1 km
3:45 h
128 m
104 m
Eine leichte Skiwandertour auf dem Höhenrücken zwischen den Flüssen Sehma und Pöhla. Es besteht die Möglichkeit am Endpunkt der Tour (Kühberg) in die Loipen bzw. Winterwanderwege der Gemeinde Bärenstein einzusteigen.
Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge
Von der Sauschwemme zum Zaječí Hora
recommended route Difficulty moderate
18.5 km
4:00 h
338 m
338 m
Skitour von der Sauschwemme zur Aussichtsplattform am Zaječí Hora. Hin- und Rückweg sind identisch.
Stonemen on Snow
Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge/Vogtland
Stoneman Miriquidi Snow
recommended route Difficulty difficult
130.6 km
26:40 h
1,891 m
1,876 m
Experience a unique winter adventure through snow-covered forests and enchanting winter landscapes on the trail of the legendary Stoneman Miriquidi! All information about registration, the route and checkpoints can be found on the Stoneman Miriquidi Snow website
Aussichtspunkt Amtssteigfelsen
Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge
Skitour auf Fichtelberg im Erzgebirge
recommended route Difficulty easy
7.9 km
2:30 h
440 m
440 m
Oberwiesenthal bietet nicht nur Skispaß in den Skigebieten Fichtelberg und Klinovec/Keilberg sowie auf den Langlaufloipen, auch einige Skitourvarianten sind möglich.
Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge
Skitour zum Schneehübel
recommended route Difficulty moderate
33.8 km
6:30 h
501 m
501 m
Skitour von Johanngeorgenstadt zum höchsten Berg des Vogtlandes
Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge
Skitour zum Plattenberg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
42.1 km
7:00 h
773 m
773 m
Skitour von Oberwiesenthal zum Plattenberg
übers freie Feld
Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge
Skitour nach St. Sebastiansberg
recommended route Difficulty difficult
43.3 km
8:00 h
652 m
653 m
Durch den Erzgebirgswald von Kühnhaide nach Satzung
am Zajeci hora
Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge
Skitour um Johanngeorgenstadt
recommended route Difficulty difficult
45.5 km
8:00 h
946 m
946 m
Auf Loipen rund um Johanngeorgenstadt und die Bergstadt Platten
Back-country skiing · Erzgebirge
Buchholzer Wald - Frohnau
13.8 km
4:00 h
332 m
299 m
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Ski tours between Germany and the Czech Republic

It's high time for an extended winter holiday? You want lots of fun in the snow, great ski tours and summit experiences in a landscape that inspires? If you think that your journey has to lead you straight to the Alps, you are very much mistaken. The German low mountain ranges also have a lot to offer winter sports enthusiasts.

The densely forested Ore Mountains stretch for about 150 kilometres along the German-Czech border. In winter, the region in Saxony and Böhmen shows its most beautiful side: on ski tours in the Ore Mountains you climb small but fine mountain peaks. Once at the top, let your gaze wander over endless forests that look as if someone has sprinkled them with icing sugar.

But where can you find the best ski tours in the Ore Mountains? On the one hand, of course, where the wildly romantic low mountain range shows its highest elevations: The highest peak on the German side is the Fichtelberg (1,215 m) near Oberwiesenthal. On the Czech side, the 1,244-metre Keilberg (Czech: Klínovec) is the highest peak in the Ore Mountains. Both peaks are in the immediate vicinity and together form the InterSki Region Fichtelberg - Klínovec - which can also be wonderfully discovered on a ski tour.

It is worthwhile exploring the region.

Another worthwhile destination for ski tourers is Annaberg-Buchholz, located north of Oberwiesenthal on the Sehma River. Johanngeorgenstadt in the western Ore Mountains also offers several ski touring routes and is known as a stage stop for the Stoneman Miriquidi Snow.

Ski tours in the Fichtelberg - Klínovec ski area

If you want to climb the Fichtelberg, the best place to strap on your skis is at the Himmelsleiter valley station. Here you set off on a ski tour suitable for beginners, which makes ski mountaineering twice as much fun: the tour takes you up to the summit twice, so that you can also enjoy the descent twice - via two different pistes. On the almost eight-kilometre-long route, you can expect great viewpoints and opportunities to stop for refreshments, such as the Fichtelberghaus or the Baude Waldeck.


Tip: Don't miss out on a ride on the Fichtelberg suspension railway. Germany's oldest aerial cableway was built in 1924. In the cabin high above the ground, you can climb a good 300 metres in just a few minutes and enjoy the fantastic view of the spa town of Oberwiesenthal and the wintry Erzgebirge mountains.

Ski tours with the best view: Annaberg-Buchholz

You will have a wonderful view of the Fichtelberg and Keilberg on your ski tours in Annaberg-Buchholz. Here you will also find tours that are perfect for beginners. For example, the 13-kilometre ski tour from Annaberg über Cunersdorf to Kühberg offers a beautiful view of the two highest elevations of the Erzgebirge. The route is very flat, so that this is one of the more leisurely ski touring routes.

When the snow conditions are good, the winter hiking trail around the Pöhlberg (831 m ü. M.) is also ideally suited for an entertaining ski tour. There are less than 100 metres to climb on the five-kilometre tour. If you like, you can make a detour to the summit and stop off at the mountain hotel there.

Are the Ore Mountains safe from snow?

The Ore Mountains, along with the Bavarian Forest, are considered to be particularly snow-sure low mountain ranges in Germany. The best conditions for ski touring are from the end of January to the beginning of March. Nevertheless, you should always get the latest information about the snow conditions so that your ski tours in the Ore Mountains are a complete success.

In addition to great tours on skis or snowshoes, the Ore Mountains have other exciting winter sports activities to offer. For example, you can let off steam with your skis or snowboard in freeriding or on well-prepared slopes. Another winter highlight of the region is the Skimagistrale: The Skimagistrale, together with the Kammloipe and Osterzgebirgsloipe, forms an approx. 200 km long long long-distance ski trail that starts in Schöneck in the Vogtland and ends in Altenberg in the Osterzgebirge.

Distance 24.5 km
Duration 4:41 h
Ascent 144 m
Descent 355 m

Die Skimagistrale verbindet Marienbergs Ortsteile Satzung, Reitzenhain, Kühnhaide und Rübenau, die alle unmittelbar an der Grenze zur ...

from Vanessa Bergelt,   Stadtverwaltung Marienberg

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