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Ski resorts in the Czech Republic – The Eagle and Lusatian Mountains

 
photo: Čenkovice (skicenkovice.cz)
 

Part 5 – The series on ski resorts in the Czech Republic

 

ORLICKÉ HORY (EAGLE MOUNTAINS)

The name of the mountain range is derived from the name of the Orlice (Eagle) River, which flows here along the Czech-Polish border. The best-known ski resorts are Deštné, Říčky and Čenkovice.

Deštné (map)

This is the largest ski centre in the Orlické Mountains. It is located at an altitude of 610 to 850 metres above sea level. The difficulty of the downhill courses will satisfy skiers of all skill levels. The total length of the downhill courses, fully covered by artificial snow making equipment, is 4 km. The centre offers comprehensive services, a snowpark, night skiing, mountain pubs, etc. The centre has 6 ski lifts with a capacity of 6,800 persons/hour.
  • Cross-country routes: approximately 70 km
  • Downhill routes: you can find a map of the downhill courses here.
You can find more information about the ski centre, accommodations and sports activities here.

Říčky (map)

The mountain village of Říčky is a sought-after winter resort in the Czech Republic. It is located at an altitude of 752 to 992 metres above sea level. Two ski lifts and one 4-seat chair lift that is 1,200 metres long will take you to the top of the downhill courses. There are regularly maintained cross-country skiing routes in the surroundings of the resort.
  • Cross-country routes: 42 km
  • Downhill routes: you can find a map of the downhill courses here.
You can find more information about the ski centre, accommodations and sports activities here.

Čenkovice (map)

The Čenkovice ski resort is located at the boundary of the Eagle Mountains and Jeseník at an altitude of 750 to 958 metres above sea level. It has 7 downhill routes that are almost 5 km long and a snowpark. There is a children’s ski tow with a 50 metre long downhill route for children.
  • Cross-country routes: 75 km
  • Downhill routes: you can find a map of the downhill courses here.
You can find more information about the ski centre, accommodations and sports activities here.

LUŽICKÉ HORY (LUSATIAN MOUNTAINS)

The Lusatian Mountains are a small mountain range running along the border roughly between the towns of Děčín and Liberec in northern Bohemia. Although they are ideal primarily for summer tourism, they also have several winter resorts where skiing is fun.

Ski centre - Snowpark Luž (map)

The highest peak in the Lusatian Mountains is Luž (793 metres above sea level), where the Ski centre Luž (673 metres above sea level) is located. The centre has two ski lifts and three downhill routes with night skiing. It has a 450-metre-long snowpark.

You can find more information about the ski centre, accommodations and sports activities here.

The Ski centre Horní Podluží (map) and Ski centre Polevsko (map) are smaller resorts for families with children. The quality of the downhill routes is assured with artificial snow. Lovers of snowboarding will really like the snowboard park in the Polevsko centre.
 


 
Author: Romana Kuncová
 
Added: 20.02.2011
 
 
 

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