25. 6. 2013
Great skiing in the shadow of the queen of mountains in Pec pod Sněžkou
At the very mention of the name of Pec pod Sněžkou many skiers think of the wonderful panorama of the main ridge of the Krkonoše Mountains, reigned over by the highest Czech mountain. They think of the perfectly groomed slopes of all difficulty levels, the excellent facilities for snowboarders, and the perfect cross-country trails with absolutely breathtaking views. Pec pod Sněžkou is simply one of the top ski resorts in the Czech Republic and an ideal place for a dream winter holiday full of active movement, fun and discovery.
The ski resort of Pec pod Sněžkou is located in the eastern part of the highest Czech mountains, the Krkonoše, Pec itself is also known as a gateway to the most beautiful parts of the area, including Sněžka and its surroundings. In addition to the 11 groomed slopes and a Freestyle park, it offers everything you need for an unforgettable stay. It has a wide array of hotels, guest houses, good restaurants, and also places for sporting activities. In the evenings you can play tennis or squash, take a swim, head to the fitness centre, or perhaps take a romantic ride in a horse-drawn sleigh.
Skiing, snowtubing, bobsleighing! Take a ride in Pec!
The total length of the slopes in Pec pod Sněžkou is more than 11 kilometres. For a burst of adrenaline coming from a fast descent on challenging terrain, the best place is the black slope on Hnědý vrch II (meaning Brown Hill II). Less experienced skiers often criss-cross their way down one of the seven red slopes. And for beginners there is a choice of three blue slopes. On three of the slopes you can also enjoy evening skiing. If you also would like to try some other winter sport experiences, on the slopes you can rent an inflatable innertube and try snowtubing. In Pec you will also find a popular bobsleigh track.
Give your snowboard an airing
Are you bringing a snowboard instead of skis on your holidays? That’s a great idea! At the ski resort in Pec pod Sněžkou you can enjoy an excellent ride at one of the most expansive snow parks in the Czech Republic, with a variegated rugged surface with boxes, rails, big airs, platforms and a jibbing zone. As befits a first-rate ski resort, Pec pod Sněžkou offers all the amenities for a flawless winter getaway on the slopes, including ski equipment rentals, a ski school, repair shops, ski taxis, babysitting, and plenty of places where you can eat well or pleasantly warm up with coffee or mountain herb tea.
Where else to go?
There is no better starting point from which to explore the Krkonoše National Park than Pec pod Sněžkou. You can set off on foot or cross-country skis to discover the mystery of one of the most rugged places in Europe, abounding in alpine wonders. If you’re a cross-country enthusiast, you can link up with the famous Krkonošská magistrála, which will reward your athletic effort with stunning views of this kingdom of nature.