On the other side of Śnieżka
Just beyond the Czech border, in the eastern part of the Giant Mountains, there is the Pec pod Śnieżką ski resort. It is located in a picturesque valley under the highest mountain in the country (1602 m above sea level). Despite the fact that the length of the routes and the number of lifts does not match the Alpine resorts, for years it has been very popular among tourists, including Poles.
SkiResort Černa Hora - Pec
Only 17 km from the border with Poland is the Pec pod Sněžkou ski resort, which is part of the new SkiResort Černa Hora - Pec project. After purchasing one pass, skiers wishing to use the local slopes will have access to the slopes of several ski resorts: Janske Lazne, Wielka Upa, Svoboda nad Upa and Czarny Dół. The resort also includes some routes of Mała Upa. In the season, free ski buses run between individual resorts on four main lines, thanks to which you can easily get to the routes. In addition, tourists can use the City bus network in the resorts of Czarny Dół, Janske Lazne and Pec pod Śnieżką.
36 km of ski slopes await winter sports enthusiasts, of which 75% are artificially snowed. The resort operates 38 ski lifts and 6 cable cars. A great local attraction is the only 8-seater gondola in the Czech Republic . Tourists are also attracted by the possibility of night skiing - 3 slopes over 1 km long are perfectly illuminated. Those willing can also use the 3.5 km long toboggan run.
These are not all the advantages of the ministry. In Czarny Dół there is a modern, well-equipped Kid Park for learning to ski, while cross-country skiers will be satisfied with their stay in Janské Lázně. The resort cares about its routes very much, and their length is as much as 90 km. In Swoboda on the Upa you can try your hand at slalom - a solid track with free time measurement awaits you.
Pec under Śnieżka
According to many people, Pec pod Śnieżką is one of the best ski areas in the Czech Republic, and it is certainly one of the most magnificent in the entire eastern Karkonosze Mountains. Most of the slopes are artificially snowed, in addition, tourists can use a 4-seater chairlift with a total length of 7,500 m and 10 ski lifts with a capacity of 9,520 people / hour. The resort is very popular with families with children due to the wide variety of routes. Everyone will find a trail suitable for themselves, from traditional donkey meadows to slopes for skiers who feel confident on a difficult route.
Cross-country skiers can check their condition on the trail called Magistrala Karkonoska . After dark, you can ski on the Javor route (the longest and best-lit slope in the Czech Republic), and then take advantage of the extremely rich Après Ski offer. In addition, a huge fun park operates throughout the season, where fans of single-board skating can use, among others from the snowboard gutter.
The resort is an ideal starting point to the highest mountain in the Czech Republic - there is a cable car to Śnieżka in the region. The resort takes full advantage of its location (800-1602 m above sea level) and is easily accessible. There is a car park for several hundred cars in the center of the commune, so motorized tourists do not have to worry about finding a parking space for their vehicle.
Ticket prices in Pec pod Śnieżką in the season 2013/2014
Tourists who intend to visit Pec pod Sněžkou in high season, that is in the period 25/12/13-16/3/14, will pay from 430 CZK (children) to 620 CZK (adults) for a day of skiing on the slopes. The price of a 7-day ticket is CZK 2,170 and CZK 3,140, respectively. On the other hand, people interested in purchasing a season ticket for the entire season should take into account the costs ranging from CZK 6,000 to CZK 10,000, which amounts to PLN 975-1620.
Those who want to ride the Javor 1.2 routes at night will pay from 200 CZK (approx. 32.5 PLN, the price applies to the fee for children) to 280 CZK (adults). The Zahrádky 3 route is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and you can get there after paying 200 CZK. If we want to go on the trail after 7 pm, we will pay 150 CZK.
The resort offers tourists numerous attractions and a range of services - there are many sports equipment rentals, ski schools and ski services.
What besides skis?
Dolina pod Śnieżką can boast an excellent tourist infrastructure. There are many guesthouses, hotels, discos and restaurants in the beautiful surroundings. After spending the whole day on the slopes, skiers won't have to think about how to spend the rest of the evening. They can relax in the sauna or let their weary muscles rest in the indoor pool. If they don't feel tired enough, they can burn more calories while playing squash, bowling or taking a sleigh ride.
Pec pod Śnieżką is famous not only for its excellent skiing conditions (the snow cover lies on the local slopes for 5-6 months). For many years, thousands of tourists visit it both in winter and summer. The routes around are beautiful and extremely varied. The landscapes invite to long hikes and cycling. More active guests can also have fun on the tennis court or on the bobsleigh track, while those with a little less condition can use the chairlifts that will take them to the Krkonoše peaks. Pec pod Sněžkou offers the Hnědý vrch lift, Wielka Upa - Portášky, and Janské Lázně is tempting with the Černohorský Express cable car. It is worth spending a holiday in this beautiful valley, the more that it is so close.
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