Good winter conditions in Czech Republic allow for winter sports to be enjoyed for several months. One can take advantage of hundreds of kilometres of well-kept cross-country trails, which are very well marked and regularly maintained, as well as of downhill runs of varying difficulty, snow parks, and skating and sledding facilities. Most winter resorts in the Czech Republic are situated in national parks or in protected areas.Ski areas also provide a variety of services, including mountain pubs and restaurants.Newcomers to the winter sports scene are also looked after in the Czech mountains, as rental shops provide both ski equipment and experienced instructors to help first-time skiers.
The most popular places are:
The country’s best-known ski areas are in this mountain range, including Špindlerův Mlýn, Pec pod Sněžkou, Harrachov and Rokytnice nad Jizerou. Excellent conditions ensure that even the most demanding skier or snowboarder will have something to choose from. The cost of a three-day pass in high season is 1590 CZK for adults, while a one-day ski pass costs 750 CZK for an adult. The Krkonoše cross-country track is something of a novelty in Europe,as it comprises 520 km of maintained trails. 69 km are used for regular competitions.
This is a favourite destination for cross-country skiers. It has some 130 km of well-kept trails.
Zadov, Špičák and Kramolín make up the ski areas of Šumava. A three-day pass here costs 1130 CZK. Snowboarders have their own area within the confines of Zadov, while cross-country enthusiasts have more than 150 kilometres of trails to choose from.
Cross-country skiers travel to Beskydy to take advantage of more than 100 kilometres of trails. The Lysohorská trail, the Těšínských Beskyd trail and the Pustevny trail are just a few of the famous routes in the area.