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Winter Resorts in the Czech Republic - Introduction

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The location of the Czech Republic is the reason why lovers of winter sports will definitely have a wonderful time here. It is surrounded by mountain ridges virtually from all sides. In addition, most of the inland is occupied by downs, uplands and highlands. This all means it offers ideal preconditions for any winter activities.

The Czech mountains offer winter resorts with top-class equipment, high-quality slopes, cross-country tracks, bobsleigh runs as well as complete sports services such as skiing and snowboarding schools, schools for children, ski rental facilities and depots, etc. Numerous centres have also been selected to hold prestigious international sports events, such as the Skiflying World Cup in Harrachov (map), Slalom Ski World Cup in Špindlerův Mlýn (map) or the cross-country skiing and biathlon world cup races in Nové Město na Moravě (map). The FIS Nordic World Ski Championship in Liberec (map) in 2009 was one of the greatest winter sports events in the Czech Republic’s history.

The Czech Republic’s most popular winter sports are mainly cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. Snowboarding has won the hearts of especially the younger generations. Recently, the Czech mountains have been discovered by the fans of acrobatic skiing and snowkiting. Sledging and bobsleighing is an excellent pastime for skiers and non-skiers alike.

Main skiing resorts:
  • The Giant Mountains (Krkonoše) (map) – Špindlerův Mlýn, Pec pod Sněžkou, Harrachov and Rokytnice nad Jizerou
  • The Jizera Mountains (Jizerské hory) (map) – Bedřichov, the Severák centre, Tanvaldský Špičák
  • The Beskydy Mountains (map) – Pustevny, Dolní Lomná, Lysá Hora, Javorový vrch, Kohátky, Bílá etc.
  • The Bohemian Forest (Šumava) (map) – Lipno, Zadov, Železná Ruda
  • The Eagle Mountains (Orlické hory) (map) – Říčky, Deštné, Čenkovice 
  • The Jeseníky Mountains (map) – Praděd, Ovčárna, Červenohorské sedlo, Ramzová, Petříkov
  • The Ore Mountains (Krušné hory) (map) – Klínovec, Boží Dar
  • The Bohemian-Moravian Highlands (map) – Nové Město na Moravě

Author: Romana Kuncová
Added: 18.10.2010

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