Ski area with a long history
The slopes of Klínovec (1,244 m above sea level), the highest peak in the Ore Mountains on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, offer ideal conditions for winter sports and attracted the first individual skiers at the beginning of the 20th century already. In the interwar period, earthworks were carried out to create natural ski jumps and a toboggan run. And organized skiing was not long in coming, either. Following tree felling to harvest the timber, the first local ski slopes were made available and, in addition to recreational skiing, downhill ski races were also held. After the 2nd world war the area was included in the restricted zone on the border with Germany, and public access was not permitted again until the 1960s. In 1965 the first ropeway was built: a single chairlift serving Klínovec from the southwest. Then, starting in 1968, surface lifts began to mushroom in the area. In the 1980s the first snow groomers went into service, and one of the trails was illuminated for evening skiing.