The Bohemian Forest (Šumava) is situated near the border with Germany and Austria. The highest point of the region is located on the 1,456 m high Great Arber (Veľký Javor) on German soil and on the border with Austria the 1,278 m high peak Plechý is located. The region is divided by the River Vltava (Moldau) which has become famous by the composer Smetana. In the region of the Bohemian Forest (Šumava) you will find 27 ski slopes with a range of over 50 kilometers. These can be reached safely and comfortably by 82 ski lifts. Cross-country skiers can expect dozens of well-marked and perfectly groomed trails around Kvilda, Zadov and Modrava. The largest ski area in the region and the whole of Central Europe, besides the Alps, is called Špičák in Železná Ruda and extends across the German border. More slopes you can find in Zadov, near Nové Hutě or at the Lipno Lake with the largest ice rink in the world, with a length of 11 km.