Cross-country skiing holiday in Bodenmais

Cross country skiing in Bodenmais

The Bodenmais region in Bavarian Forest should be on the bucket list of all cross-country skiing lovers. Because cross-country skiing in Bodenmais promises impressive heights and high-altitude cross-country ski trails, absolute snow guarantee and beautiful panoramic views of the Bavarian Forest. And as the icing on the cake, the former Bretterschachten active centre – one of the most significant cross-country skiing regions in the whole of Central Europe. Here you’ll find 114 kilometres of perfectly prepared cross-country ski trails at heights of between 1,100 and 1,300 m above sea level – both skating and classic.

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114 km
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High-altitude trails

Highlights of the cross-country ski region

  • 30 km high-altitude trail at Bretterschaten via the Chamer hut and Schareben to the Eck
  • Free bus to the Bretterschaten active centre

Altitude of the tracks: 1.100 - 1.308 m

Cross-country ski season: Mid December - late March

Guaranteed blanket of snow

Traditions are maintained in Bodenmais. Such as the tradition that the cross-country skiing season only starts when enough snow has fallen. You glide only on natural snow on 114 km of perfectly prepared cross-country ski trails. On your winter holiday in Bodenmais, you won’t find any water or snow depots or ugly snow cannons on the meadows or in the woods. The natural white blanket comes only from the sky and 100% from Frau Holle herself.

The snow blanket is (virtually) guaranteed by January at the latest. That’s what Bodenmais is known for. And for the Bretterschachten cross-country skiing centre. And it’s all due to the favourable location of between 1,100 and 1,300 metres above sea level. Even in times when some winter regions struggle with a lack of snow. It’s not uncommon to find a snow covering of 100 to 150 centimetres here.

A cross-country skiing holiday in Bodenmais offers not only enough snow, but also enough variety – for both beginners and experienced skiers. Beginners can do gentle laps around the stadium in the Bretterschachten centre, while experienced skiers set off along the 18 km or trails alongside the Großer Arber. And hobby skiers? They can take a break and enjoy some hot coffee at the cosy Chamer Hütte at over 1,300 m. Rounded off with wide-reaching views of the Bavarian Forest.

Shop, rental and cross-country ski schools in the region

Skischule Koller
Lehmgrubenweg 16
94249 Bodenmais
  • Cross-country ski school, rental
Sporthaus & Skischule Weinberger
Jahnstr. 20
94249 Bodenmais
  • Cross-country ski school, rental, shop
Sport Alm Bodenmais
Rechensöldenweg 14a
94249 Bodenmais
  • Cross-country ski school

Winter holiday: Bavaria


The diverse landscape in Bavaria offers you everything you need for a successful winter holiday. On cross-country ski tracks of all levels of difficulty, you leisurely explore the individual regions on cross-country skis.

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