Wintertime in Lipno
Lipno is the only place in the Czech Republic that is a significant summer as well as winter destination. In the winter, you can enjoy skiing in Lipno, but also skating, cross-country skiing as well as the beautiful views of the frozen dam surrounded by Šumava’s landscape, which you can appreciate from the Treetop Walkway.
The Lipno Ice Trail is one of the longest skating natural tracks in Europe. That is why you should not pass up the opportunity to visit this unique attraction in Lipno. The track connects three towns – Lipno nad Vltavou, Frymburk and Přední Výtoň. There is nothing easier than to get on the ice close to the hotel and to enjoy yourself on the frozen surface of the dam.
There is no lack of machine-groomed cross-country skiing trails in Lipno and the surrounding area. There are up to 40 kilometres of trails, and in case enthusiastic skiers would not be satisfied, we can recommend trails on the Austrian side of Šumava in Schöneben, located less than 40 minutes away from the Hotel Albatros.
More information: www.lipno-in.cz/en
It doesn’t mean that when you are by the water, you have to climb another 500 m higher in order to have awesome skiing conditions. There are plenty of opportunities for skiing in Lipno and the surrounding area. There are instructors, restaurants and excellent facilities for adults and children prepared for you everywhere.
Lipno Ski Resort
This ski resort is mainly for families with children. All the slopes, totalling 11 km in length, have snowmaking technology and are groomed daily. The entire facility is very user-friendly thanks to its location and accessibility. You can spend the entire day here without even leaving the resort. The facility includes snack bars, a rental and ski shop, a ski school, a learning playground with carpet lifts and many other amenities.
More information: www.lipno.info.cz/en
Sternstein Ski Resort
Sternstein is a smaller family ski resort with 5 km of runs, which will entice both families with children as well as experienced skiers. It is located only a 20-minute drive away from the Hotel Albatros and if you don’t like a high concentration of skiers, we especially recommend visiting this resort. There is a minipark with a carpet lift and a beautiful playground prepared for the smallest visitors. It is possible to arrange for a Czech-speaking instructor at this resort.
Hochficht Ski Resort
Hochficht is the largest Austrian ski resort, which is located outside of the Alpine region. It is located near the border, only a 40-minute drive from the Hotel Albatros. You can ski down 21 km of downhill runs of various difficulty. There is a playground prepared for children, which boasts the longest covered carpet lift in Upper Austria.
More information: www.hochficht.at/en