Skiing in the Czech Republic
Great downhill runs, fun snow parks and cross-country trails
Czechs love winter sports and the country side offers a lot of great mountains for skiing. There are countless of ski resorts that attract skiers from the all over the Czech Republic and beyond. While it is impossible to say which the best ski resorts are, here is a list of seven places, each offering a set of unique perks.
Špindlerův Mlýn Ski Resort
Probably the best known ski resort in the Czech Republic, Špindlerův Mlýn has 20 slopes with vertical drops varying from 40 meters to 510 meters with a length of 270 to 2,700 meters. There are also three snow parks, one of which has a half pipe. Two of the mountains there are Svatý Petr, popular sporting events and Hromovka, that offers the longest night skiing slope in the Czech Republic.
Dolní Morava Ski Resort
Ranking among the best ski resorts in the Czech Republic, Dolní Morava has 2 four-seat chairlifts, 4 ski lifts and the possibility of night sledging and a year round open bobsled run. Along with over 50 kilometers of cross-country trails, Dolní Morava also offers a unique 'adventure night'. The shows are held ever Saturday and include freestyle exhibitions, fire jugglers, laser effects and danging machines.
Rokytnice Ski Resort
Boasting the longest ski slopes in the Czech Republic and panoramic views at 1,315 meters above sea level. Rokytnice has 2 four-seat chairlifts and a station on Lysá hora. They have over 56.7 kilometers of cross-country trails . The longest slope length is 18 kilometers and there are 10 ski lifts, 1 kid's playground and new snow making technology with a cannon that covers 13.1 kilometers.
Chotouň Ski Resort
The closest ski resort to Prague where you can get by bus from Smichov or Budějovická metro stop. There are three ski lifts, one of which is ideal for small children. There is one slope and one small kids area as well as a skiing and snowboarding school and a refreshment stand. This is a small ski resort but popular because of it's proximity to Prague. While it is small, it has a fair capacity. The two large lifts can transport 1,100 people an hour.
Lipno Ski Resort
Popular for Czechs and foreigners alike with activities suitable for families with children irregardless of age. The scenic ski resort offers 40 kilometers of trails , ice skate rentals for the Lipno Dam which is the longest maintained natural ice skating track in the world. There are slopes for lovers of speed, cross-country skiing and beginners. There is also a treetop walkway with beautiful views, a large lake and a small aqua park. Since this is a family friendly ski resort, there are plenty of easy slopes as well as other entertainment for children.
Buková Hora Ski Resort
Offering over 8 kilometers of slopes and two 1,688 meter four-seat chairlifts. According to their website, they are the fastest chairlifts of the Orlické mountains. With three snow park attractions, Buková Hora has a capacity of more than 7,200 people an hour. The ski resort offers a variety of restaurants, ski bars and buffets, perfect for regaining one's strength after a day on the slopes. With apartments, hotels and cottages the resort has affordable accommodation starting as low as 160 CZK/person/night.
Černá Hora Ski Resort
Ski on one of the highest mountains in the Czech Republic, Pec pod Sněžkou, the ski resort offers five ski areas and over 41 kilometers of slopes. The ski resort offers night skiing, kids parks and ski tours on a special snowcat. A unique attraction of the resort is the 3.5 kilometer long sledge track with a 560 meter elevation. Some of the places along the route welcomed sledges as long as 100 years ago. Sledging there is free but has strict rules and invites people to sled at their own risk.
Up to date snow map and open slopes you can find here: czechtourism.com
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