Ski holidays in Czech Republic: Snow up your life!
Why book your ski holiday in Czech Republic?In the Czech Republic, you can find familiar ski areas for every kind of winter sport. Whether you ski, snowboard, like cross-country or hiking, you can do all of this surrounded by a fascinating landscape covered in snow. The Czech Republic is suitable especially for families with children and ski beginners. Nevertheless, advanced skiers and snowboarders will also have fun on the excellently prepared pistes. Furthermore, new ski lifts in the Czech ski areas are planned for upcoming new winter season.
Where to go skiing in Czech Republic?There are several ski regions in the Czech Republic such as the Eagle Mountains, Izera Mountains, Ore Mountains, with the two largest mountain chains in the Czech Republic being the Bohemian Forest and the Giant Mountains (CZ: “Krkonoše”).The Bohemian Forest is in the southwest of the country and stretches along the German, Czech and part of the Austrian border. The Mountain range measures up to 200 km length in total. The highest peak is the Great Arber, with an elevation of 1,456 m and is located on the German side of the German-Czech border. There are a lot of smaller ski resorts within the Bohemian Forest. You can spend your winter holiday in resorts like Frymburk, Kašperské Hory, Liberec, Lipno nad Vltavou, Mariánské Lázně, Stachy or Železná Ruda.
The second largest and most popular mountain range are the Giant Mountains (CZ: “Krkonoše”). They are the largest part of the Sudetes, and lie along the Czech – Polish border, with its highest elevation, the Sněžka mountain, reaching 1,603 m. Mountain lakes and jagged stone ridges are typical for this region. Modern lift systems, well-prepared pistes and endless cross-country ski trails provide the opportunity for a successful skiing holiday. Černý Důl, Pec pod Snezkou, Špindlerův Mlýn (Spindler's Mill) and the most well-known winter sports centre, Harrachov, are all Czech ski resorts located in the Giant Mountains.
What else can you do in Czech Republic?Besides trying out the excellent Czech cuisine and enjoying wonderful winter hikes in the valleys and along the mountain tops, you can take some excursions to the most popular cities. Be sure not to miss the most impressive city in the Czech Republic: Prague. See the Metropolitan St. Vitus Cathedral, the Prague Castle, the Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge, the latter of which being the most famous historic bridge and crosses the Vltava River. The capital of the Czech Republic is a tourist magnet due to its timeless, impressive buildings, beautiful bridges and international lifestyle.
Liberec is the biggest and most important city in the northern part of the Czech Republic. Some attractions include the Liberec Botanical Garden, the Liberec Town Hall and the Ještěd, which is the highest mountain peak near Liberec. If you are looking for a little spa atmosphere or another fun attraction, you can take a visit to the Centrum Babylon. This city is the perfect place to visit during your winter holidays since it is so close to the Giant Mountains.The university city of Budweis is the largest city in the southwestern region of the Czech Republic. You can reach Budweis from the southern Bohemian Forest in less than 100 km. Besides the Town Square, Samson Fountain and Black Tower, you can visit the Budweiser Budvar Brewery, from where the world-famous Budweiser beer comes from.
Regions in Czech Republic
The Bohemian Forest is a mountain chain which stretches along the German and Czech boarder and extends over 200 km in total. Although it is one mountain range, depending on where you are, it is called differently: on the German side people speak of the Bavarian Forest, in the Czech Republic they call it Šumava and in Austria it is known as the Bohemian Forest. It is dotted with a number of smaller ski areas, all with their very own special charm. So you have a range to choose from. Generally all ski areas provide soft hills and a ski crêche for the little ones, but also some more challenging pistes which lead through wonderful winter forest landscapes.
The highest and most well known mountain range in the Czech Republic are the Giant Mountains. It consists of the skiing regions Špindlerův Mlýn (Spindler's Mill), Harrachov, Pec pod Snezkou, Janske Lasne and Rokytnice nad Jizerou, as well as the highest peak of the mountain range, the Sněžka (Snow Top, 1,602 m). Here you will find the best equipped skiing stations in the Czech Republic! Due to the fantastic tourist infrastructure many world and continental cups as well as ski jumping contests have been regularly held in Harrachov. This region is especially attractive for those who are looking for moderately priced ski holidays.
Resorts in Czech Republic
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