Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

Skiareál Klínovec

While I've already skied in Czech Republic, I wanted to see if I could briefly visit a nearby ski area after my monster 8-day meeting was over. And I found Skiareál Klínovec!

This is a medium-sized ski area, that was running well on the last days of March, plenty of snow left. The ski area is right on the German-Czech border, and there's actually a German-side ski area as well, even if the actual ski slopes do not cross the border. The ski area is easy to get to from Prague, just 1.5 hour drive away. I had fun skiing in the sun, and using the yellow-bubble-covered chair lifts.

You can park either at the bottom (on multiple sides) or at the top. Ticket sales exist only at the bottom lifts, and there's more restaurants and other services at the bottom stations.

The ski runs are in general relatively easy, but the longest run, slope nr 1, Jáchymovská, is the most interesting as it winds around the forest, dropping steeply into the valley from the top of the Klínovec (see map).

More lift pictures:

Slopes:

The tower at the top of the mountain. Sadly, these old buildings are roped off and not used. Perhaps in danger of collapsing? There's only very simple cottage for a restaurant at the top.

Read all my articles from the Planetskier's page in TGR or Planetskier.net! This article has also appeared in Blogspot. Ja tämä artikkeli löytyy myös suomeksi Relaasta. Photos, text, and video (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved.

Play
READ THE STORY
Jeremy Jones, Sage and Tommy Moe on the Importance of Family Skiing for Father’s Day
Up Next Ski

Jeremy Jones, Sage and Tommy Moe on the Importance of Family Skiing for Father’s Day

Jeremy Jones, Sage and Tommy Moe on the Importance of Family Skiing for Father’s Day

There might be no greater joy in life than skiing/snowboarding with your family and passing on the love of riding to a new generation. And, chances are pretty high if you enjoy sliding down frozen water, your old man is the one who taught you how to do that. So call your dad today and tell him thanks: Without him, none of this would be possible.

Play
READ THE STORY
Owen Leeper Finds a Tight Colorado Couloir
Up Next Ski

Owen Leeper Finds a Tight Colorado Couloir

Owen Leeper Finds a Tight Colorado Couloir

Even as June slips away, Colorado's alpine snowpack is still solid. As a case in point, Owen Leeper recently investigated some lines in and around Yankee Boy Basin in southern Colorado. Yankee Boy offers incredible late-season skiing, with noteworthy lines including the Snake Couloir on Mt. Sneffels and the couloirs off Stony Mountain. RELATED: RMNP Outhouse is the Coolest Place to Poo in the Backcountry Stony Mountain as seen from Yankee Boy Basin. Zack Skovron photo. Owen Leeper is known

Play
READ THE STORY
Technology is Allowing This Blind Racer to Ski Alone
Up Next Ski

Technology is Allowing This Blind Racer to Ski Alone

Technology is Allowing This Blind Racer to Ski Alone

Noemi Ristau is a German ski racer with Stargardt disease, a disease which has progressively impaired her vision. As Paralympic skier, she normally trains and races with a spotter who skis in front of her and directs her via a headset. That might be changing, though: As a commercial stunt to advertise their new 5G network, Vodafone decided to help Noemi ski without a spotter in close proximity. They strapped a cellphone to her head which livestreams her "view" to her spotter, sitting at the