Approx 70 kilometres of trails are cleared around Zwiesel and make the Glass Town into a paradise for cross country skiers. The trail at Bärnzell, a small village on the southern edge of the town - is sunny and easily mastered. Four trails of different length – 1.5 to 12 km – start at the stadium on the west of the town. All four trails are prepared for skaters and also prepared for the classic method in parallel. And there is, of course, also a trail for night skiing.
The Kasersteg Trail in Rabenstein with an altitude of 750 metres offers pure cross country enjoyment. Three trails prepared for classic skiing are six, ten and 14km long. Because of their altitude, these trails are very snow sure. They are also part of the 150km Bayerwald Trail. Even professionals are happy here: with an altitude differential of up to 150 metres, they are much more demanding than other trails. In addition, there are signposts to a 3.5km skating trail near the ski lift.
And for all those who can take deep breaths, Zwiesel is situated on the 160 kilometre long Bayerwald Trail, which stretches from Silbersbach/Lohberg on the north side of the Arber via the National Park in a southerly direction to Haidmühle on the Czech border and a bit further to the National Park Centre Lusen at Neuschönau.
Other much-loved cross country areas near Zwiesel are the winter sports centre at Zwieselerwaldhaus with around 30km of prepared trails and, of course, the highest trail area on the Arber, Bretterschachten, which has 65 km of prepared classic and skating rails. Zwiesel’s free ski bus travels there 3 times a day. An up to date winter sports map (trail map) of the area, available for a small fee from the Tourist Information Zwiesel, shows the variety of trails and cleared walking paths in the area.
Das Parken an den Loipen im Langlaufzentum, am Kaiserstein und an der Bärnzeller-Loipe ist kostenlos.
Alle Loipen sind "Klassisch" und "Skating" präpariert.