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Ski Resort Hochficht in the Bohemian Forest: Position on map

Hochficht Ski Resort

Klaffer am Hochficht, Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald

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The Fotopoint is located on the standard slope.
The Fotopoint is located on the standard slope. © Skigebiete-Test

In the upper part of the standard slope there is a newly built photo point which, in good weather, offers a magnificent view of the Alps and is also a great background for cool photos.

The Ski Resort

The new gondola leads up to the Reischlberg.
The new gondola leads up to the Reischlberg. Hochficht

The family ski area Hochficht is located in the beautiful Bohemian Forest in Upper Austria. It is only 60 kilometres from Passau in Bavaria and 75 kilometres from Linz in Austria. As the ski area is easy to reach without taking any toll roads, it is a popular destination for a day trip to the mountains. Hochficht offers 20 kilometres of runs, most of which are marked blue or red.

The resort is therefore a great place for beginners to hone their skills thanks to the gentle gradients of most slopes. Although the Rehberg run no. 6 is specially designed for inexperienced skiers, the other blue-marked trails are also relatively straightforward for beginners who are not skiing for the first time – the Stierwiese (no. 1) and Hochwaldabfahrt (no. 3) runs stand out in this respect.

Kids are in good hands at the Fichtl Kids Park at the base station. The park is a stone’s throw from the car park and offers a magic carpet lift to keep the little ones happy. The kids ski route through the forest from the Hochwaldabfahrt to the Rehbergabfahrt is particularly popular with youngsters looking for adventure. 

Hochficht is also an enjoyable skiing area for advanced skiers. There are 10 kilometres of red-marked trails to enjoy and beautiful views over the Bavarian and Bohemian Forest comes along for free. We highly recommend the Zwieselbergabfahrten (no. 7, 7a) and Standard-Abfahrt (no. 2), if you are looking for more of a challenge. At the Standard slope there is also the Fun Slope for those who are looking for some action and a FunPark is not missing either. There are also two off-piste ski routes on Hochficht mountain – the Krumauer-Skiroute and Zwieselberg-Skiroute.

Every Wednesday and Friday evening, the Wenzelwiesen slope plays host to floodlit skiing between 5 PM and 8:30 PM.

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Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
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Snow Making Machines: 130
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On Mountain Dining

Popular place to stop for a bite to eat: the Zwiesel Treff.
Popular place to stop for a bite to eat: the Zwiesel Treff. © Skigebiete-Test

If you spend all day on the slopes, you will no doubt work up a healthy appetite sooner or later. Luckily, Hochficht offers everything from rustic homestyle fare to sweet temptations. The newest restaurant at the resort is located in the Skiarena and it offers delicious food in modern surroundings.

In contrast, the Gasthaus zum Überleben has more of a rustic charm, serving authentic Austrian delights as well as coffee and cake. The highest restaurant in the ski area is the Zwieseltreff on Zwieselsberg mountain, some 1150 metres above sea level.

Must-Ski Runs

Advanced skiers visiting Hochficht should make a point of trying the FIS runs. These include the Standard-Abfahrt (no. 2) down to the base station of the Hochfichtbahn and the Zwieselsbergabfahrt (no. 7, 7a), which is also the steepest run in the entire ski area.

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Nightskiing

Night skiing is also possible.
Night skiing is also possible. © Hochficht Bergbahnen

Starting from Christmas until the end of February, depending on snow and weather conditions, you can ski on the Wenzelwiesen slope on Wednesdays and Fridays between 16:00 and 19:00 in the floodlight.

Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: km

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Activities

There are designated winter hiking trails.
There are designated winter hiking trails. © Skigebiete-Test

If you fancy a change of pace, the sled run is great fun for all the family. The Bohemian Forest provides the perfect landscape for enjoying walks through the snowy backcountry, too. Moreover, the region is known for its extensive network of cross-country skiing routes and is a real mecca for fans of this type of skiing.

Number toboggan runs: 1
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Dining and Restaurants

Number of Restaurants: 3
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Infrastructure & Rental

Skischools

Number of Skischools: 1
Number of Snowboard Schools: 1
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental

Getting here

The parking spaces at Hochficht are free of charge.
The parking spaces at Hochficht are free of charge. © Skigebiete-Test

The ski area is very well signposted from the surrounding towns and is therefore easy to find. From Germany, Hochficht is best reached via Passau. From there, you can either head towards Waldkirchen (B12) or Hauzenberg (B 388) then on to Schwarzenberg or Klaffer – the ski area is within easy reach of both of these towns. From the Linz direction, you can head to Hochficht on the Rohrbacher Bundesstraße (B 127) and then via Rohrbach, Aigen and Ulrichsberg.

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  • Accommodation as booked
  • Board as booked
  • 2 days, 4 days or 6 days lift pass Hochficht (value of lift pass up to €195) Exceptions see booking process
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children's bed (on request)
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Mountain Stats

Elevation2822 ft - 4390 ft
Opening DayDec 8, 2023
Closing DayMar 16, 2024
Capacity 14700 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Lifts

9
2
3
2
2
Total 9

Skiable Terrain

12.4 miles
Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Ungroomed
Overall Slope Length 12.4 miles
Number of Slopes 13

Weather (4390 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails

Rates

€55
1 day adult €55
1 day youth €42
1 day child €26
All rates & fees