For skiing – Czech Republic
The ski resorts of our southern neighbors are not as spectacular as those located in the Slovak Tatras, but despite this, the Czech Republic can positively surprise lovers of white madness. The largest ones are located in the Karkonosze Mountains and will satisfy both advanced skiers and families with children who are just starting their adventure with winter sports. All these places are easily accessible by a comfortable car from the PANEK Rent a Car rental company.
It is the largest and most popular ski resort in the Czech Republic. It is located less than 60 km from the border crossing in Lubawka and offers 24 ski routes of varying difficulty. One of the most interesting slopes is Medvedin, whose routes wind picturesquely among dense forests. For beginners, the Horni Misecky piste with four lifts will be the best, but there is also a demanding black and red piste for advanced skiers. Those practicing freestyle will surely be satisfied with the local snowpark, which is very popular among snowboarders. A big attraction, but only for experienced skiers, is the slope called Svaty Petr, located on the other side of Špindlerův Mlýn. There is the most difficult black piste certified by the FIS with a length of 1375 meters. Local legend has it that the name of the route comes from less experienced skiers who prayed to Saint Peter to help them get down safely. But don’t worry, right next to it is the longest blue run with a length of 2700 m.
Harrachov, located just across the border in Jakuszyce, is considered one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the Giant Mountains. Situated on the slope of Czarta Góra, the resort offers ideal conditions not only for skiing and snowboarding, but also for cross-country skiing. In addition to downhill runs, the resort also offers cross-country skiing trails. The famous Karkonosze Running Line runs through here. Czarcza Góra can be reached by one of the 4 lifts, marked with the letters of the Greek alphabet, and then down one of the four routes of varying difficulty, from gentle, blue, 2,200 m long, turning into red (the total length of the descent is as much as 3,840 m), extremely demanding black route.
Cerna Hora – Pec
Pec pod Sněžkou is known primarily from the fact that the cable car to Sněžka starts here, which is the easiest way to get to the highest peak of the Giant Mountains, which is also the highest peak in the Czech Republic (1602 m above sea level). Pec is also an interesting center for winter sports, and due to its specific microclimate, winter can last up to 6 months! SkiResort Pec pod Sněžkou – Velká Úpa has a total of 14 km of downhill runs, 2 chair lifts and 13 lifts, and the routes will satisfy both beginners and experienced skiers and snowboarders. Two slopes are illuminated and offer night skiing. An interesting offer for cross-country skiers has also been prepared there.