The Czech Republic not only offers "the Golden City of Prague" to travel fans, but also has many more fascinating destinations - for instance a wide variety of wonderful ski areas! Many lower mountain ranges like the Bohemian Forest, the Ore Mountains or the Giant Mountains promise exiting winter adventures. In the home of the "Rübezahl", the Giant Mountains (Czech Krkonoše) in the north, there are many possibilities for snow sports fans. Besides the well prepared pistes and cross-country ski tracks, the highly equipped ski centres also offer toboggan runs and lovely winter hiking routes.
Giant Mountains: 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 touristic 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.
Bohemian Forest: The Bohemian Forest is a mountain chain which spreads across 200 km along the Czech and German boarder. Although it is geographically only one mountain range, depending on the region and political boarder line, it is named differently: On the German side it is called Bavarian Forest, in the Czech Republic it is Šumava and in Upper Austria it is named Bohemian Forest. The numerous small ski areas all have their very own character. This means you have a huge choice to pick from. Generally you will find soft hills and ski kindergarten for the little ones, but also more challenging pistes which take you through wonderful forest landscapes.