Javorníky-Kohútka Ski Complex
It’s winter, the ideal time to take your skis and venture to the fairytale landscape of Wallachia. Every winter, skiers are attracted to the beautiful, well-maintained hillsides of the Javorník Mountains and the Beskids. The modern Kohútka ski complex is situated not far from Nový Hrozenkov.
Wallachia – winter’s promised land
The Kohútka ski resort is located in an exquisite corner of Moravia, on the border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is situated along the well-known ridge of the Javorník alpine zone, connecting the towns of Vsetín, Velký Javorník and Bubmálka. The complex centres on the Kohútka mountain hotel, at an altitude of 913 m.
The skiing complexes situated here, including Kohútka, are suitable for both demanding and recreational skiers. The complex offers excellent opportunities for both skiers who love fast, steep pistes, and lovers of long, drawn-out tracks, as well as families. Kohútka has ten pistes, which are served by both ski tows and a modern, four-seater ski lift. Bronze medal winner from the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Olga Charvátová, used to train on the appropriately named Velká (Great) piste.
An interesting tourist information centre
Thanks to floodlights, evening skiing is also possible at Kohútka. The centre’s location also ensures excellent snow, which frequently lasts until late spring. Apart from Kohútka hotel and numerous stalls, refreshments are also offered by a number of mountain chalets and the Kurník canteen above Velká piste. In the valley beneath Kohútka, next to the main car park, you’ll find a ski school, rental and service, as well as a traditional Wallachian wooden cottage, standing right on the Czech-Slovak border and home to the Slovak-Czech tourist information centre.
Kohútka also attracts cross-country skiers; well-maintained cross-country trails lead along the ridges of the Javorníky, both east towards the Kasárna mountain settlement, and to the west. Over 170 km of machine-maintained trails are spread along the valley of the Vsetínská Bečva river.
Enjoy the benefits of a joint ski pass!
As of the 2013 season, visitors can also purchase a joint ski pass, valid for pistes in the Kohútka Ski Centre, the Bílá Ski Complex and the Razula Ski Complex in Velké Karlovice. The latter offers four pistes spread along the Léskové valley in Karlovice, and also includes a ski school for children, snowtubing, a special meadow for sledging and a snow park.