Skiing in the Fichtel Mountains: Success on the slopes
It’s not unusual to have 100 days of snow in the Fichtel Mountains: ideal for elegant descents down into the valley or for first attempts at mastering the slopes.
17 modern ski lifts ensure plenty of fun in the snow in the Fichtel Mountains. And to ensure that you start off with confidence, it’s well worth taking a course with the Nordbayern Ski School in the winter sports resort of Bischofsgrün, certified through the German Ski Instructors’ Association. The school offers high quality instruction, deemed “excellent”, for children from the age of four, teenagers and adults. It relies on the principle of “increasing ski lengths”, a teaching process developed in Bischofsgrün that is unique in the world.
It guarantees that participants will be able to master parallel ski techniques after just one week, and is therefore ideal for beginners – given that it even has its own beginner area with conveyor belt and rope lift – as well as for more advanced skiers. A course at the ski school is an outstanding way to start exploring the pistes of the Fichtel Mountains. Here you can ski on pistes that are up to 1,000 metres high or have fun at night on floodlit stretches.
At more than four kilometres in total, the longest descents in the whole of northern Bavaria wind down through the north and south faces of the Ochsenkopf/Fichtel Mountains: ideal terrain for downhill skiers and snowboarders. The Fichtel Mountains may be reliable in terms of snow, but the Ochsenkopf/Fichtel Mountains also has high-performance snow-making equipment on the easier southern slope and the medium-difficulty northern slope to ensure snowy-white pistes at all times. As well as coming down the mountain in style, visitors can go back up on drag lifts or take an aerial cableway up to the summit of the Ochsenkopf/Fichtel Mountains.
The Ochsenkopf/Fichtel Mountains, featuring places such as Bischofsgrün, Warmensteinach and Fichtelberg, is by no means the only destination for skiers in the Fichtel Mountains. Winter sports enthusiasts can also enjoy the pistes in Arzberg, Immenreuth, Großen Kornberg, Mehlmeisel and Wunsiedel.