Ski track opens in Prague 6

Ski track opens in Prague 6

An artificial snow-covered cross-country ski circuit has opened in Prague 6 at Vypich, near the entrance to the Hvězda summer palace.

The oval track called Skipark Praha is now especially suitable for children and beginners, according to the Prague 6 website. It will gradually be extended to at least 300 meters, though this depends on the weather remaining below freezing.

It is open daily from 8 am to 9 pm, with ski rentals and facilities available from 9 am to 7 pm. The track is illuminated after dark. A changing room is available.

Entry to the track is free, but ski rental does cost money, for those who do not own skis. Instructors are also available, but in the mornings they will usually be occupied by school groups. The general public can use them in afternoons and evenings.

The track will remain open as long as the snow can be maintained. Last year due to a cold March it was open until the start of Spring and was used by about 500 people per day, for a total of 30,000 visitors.

This is the second year it will be at Vypich. The location is easy to access by public transit, as it is next to tram and bus stops. It is also 500 meters from the Petřiny metro stop.

Previously the track was at Velká Chuchle, where it operated for five years.

Skipark Praha is run by the city in cooperation with the ski school of Olympic skier Kateřina Neumannová and Prague 6.

The ski track is in addition to several skate rinks that are already open in Prague, including the popular rink at Letná Plain, which will be open to Feb. 24.

For people who want to go skiing outside of Prague but don’t have a car, an affordable solution is going to Liberec in North Bohemia, where you can get to a ski slope using public transit there and rent skis on the spot.

For more information about Skipark Praha visit

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