Lysá hora Ski Complex
Lysá hora offers skiing at similar altitudes to Praděd, but with even more beautiful views. The highest mountain in the Moravian-Silesian Beskids offers a unique view of the surrounding peaks, headed by the legendary Radhošť, the Jeseníky Mountains and the High Tatras. There’s just one catch – you have to be lucky with the weather.
Six months’ skiing per year at Lysá hora
As far as views are concerned, Lysá hora (1,323 m) is first-class. Under ideal conditions, which, however, only occur for a few days every year, you can even see, far in the north-west, the highest peak in the Czech Republic, Mount Sněžka, 200 km from Lysá hora as the crow flies.
Nor is Lysá hora lacking in snow, with a layer over 1.5 m thick regularly covering the area. Natural snow mostly stays from November until the end of April, meaning that skiers don’t even need artificial snow.
At slightly less than 400 m in length and with an elevation of 67 m, the piste is not too demanding. The surrounding area includes several marked cross-country routes, with several mountain chalets offering refreshments for hungry and thirsty skiers.
Lysá hora on snowshoes
Lysá hora also represents a challenge for ski mountaineers and lovers of a snowshoe tours, who, or course, don’t use pistes, but tracks around the marked hiking trails.
One of the shortest trails leads from the north, from where you’ll get the best views of Lysá hora. The route starts at the Petr Bezruč Hotel near the village of Malenovice, in the Satina river valley. Following the trail via Malchor and Ivančena, the excursion lasts two to three hours according to how fast you go. A more comfortable way up is along the asphalt road from Papežov, with an elevation of 720 m along its 7 km distance.