Winter Sports

The Czech Tourist Authority's overview of skiing and snowboarding resorts around the country

Winter sports fans have well-equipped mountain centers at their disposal, offering high-quality slopes, tracks, bobsleigh runs and a great deal of technical expertise.

In the past, several resorts have been selected to host prestigious sports events, including the skiflying World Cup (Harrachov) and the Golden Ski cross-country event (Nové Město na Moravě).

There are ski and snowboard schools in every skiing centre, and ski rentals are also available.

The highest plains and mountain ranges, where meadows alternate with pine forests, offer perfect conditions for trekking and offer beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Downhill skiing

All ski centers are equipped with ski lifts and visitors of all abilities will be able to find a slope to suit them. The conditions are suitable for everyone from beginners to professionals, and adults and children can both take advantage of ski courses led by qualified instructors (also available in English and German).

Snowboarding

As well as dedicated, professionally equipped snowboarding centers, many regular ski slopes are also available to snowboarders. Many snowboarding centers also organize courses catering to boarders of all ages.

Winter resorts

Most of the Czech Republic's winter resorts are located in national parks or protected areas. The choice is grand indeed. Visitors can choose between the best-known and most popular resort, Krkonoše, which offers excellent infrastructure and equipment, and one of the lesser-known ski centers tucked away in romantic corners of Šumava, Orlické hory, Jizerské hory, Jeseníky or Beskydy. The big difference in the level of equipment and services offered here is reflected in the prices.

Krkonoše

The Krkonoše Mountains are the highest and the most popular Bohemian range. The main skiing centres: Špindlerův Mlýn, Pec pod Sněžkou, Harrachov, and Rokytnice nad Jizerou.

A tip for the snowboarders: Prkenný důl – Žacléř

Orlické hory

Ski resorts: Říčky, Deštné. The terrain is also suitable for bobsleighing and has long, attractive ridges ideal for trekking.

Jizerské hory

Ski slopes: Bedřichov, Špičák. Also suitable for trekking.

Krušné hory

Ski slopes: Klínovec, Boží dar, and the popular Bouřňák ski resort

Šumava

Ski centre Zadov is suitable for all skiing disciplines.

Trekking: Plané

Ski slopes: Špičák – Železná Ruda

Českomoravská vysočina

Good conditions for trekking.

Skiing resort: Nové Město na Moravě

Jeseníky

Good skiing conditions in the area of Ovčárna – Praděd. Červenohorské sedlo is a popular ski centre.

Beskydy

Beskydy is the largest mountain range in Bohemia. The most popular resorts are Lysá hora and Pustevny.

Ski-jumping: Frenštát pod Radhoštěm

The original version of this article appears on the official Czech Tourism website.

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