About the region
Pec pod Sněžkou is one of the most well-known and most frequented mountain resorts in the Czech Republic, with yearround use. It lies in the valley of the river Úpa and the brooks Zelený and Luční, set in resplendent natural surroundings amid the peaks Černá hora (Black Mountain – 1 299m), Jelení vrch (Stag Peak – 1 024 m), Liščí hora (Fox Mountain – 1 363 m), Studniční hora (1 553 m), and Sněžka (Snow Mountain), on the border with Poland.
Janske Lazne is situated 519 m above sea level and it is one of most important ski centres in the Czech part of the Giant Mountains. Janska Lazne is a spa town with remarkable history and spreads out on the foothill of Cerna mountain (1299 m above sea level). The town Janske Lazne became an important sports and recreation resort thanks new cableways, ski lifts and cross-country tracks. For families with children and seniors is it well equipped relax zone and starting point for trips to the surroundings. Read more »
The most important and biggest centre of skiing and tourism of the east Giant Mountains – Pec pod Snezkou (Pec under Snezka Montain) is situated 769 m above sea level, in the deep valley of the Upa river and under the highest mountain Snezka (1602 meters above sea level). Over 5 to 6 months of the year it is covered with snow. Read more »
The Giant Mountains (Krkonose Mountains) are the most well known mountains in the Czech republic. It is a mountain range located in the north of the Czech Republic and the south-west of Poland, part of the Sudetes mountain system. The highest peak, Sněžka (Polish: Śnieżka), is the Czech Republic’s highest peak of the country with an elevation of 1,602 metres (5,260 ft). The Giant Mountains are the most visited region in Czech in the winter season, favorite destination for sports like skiing, hiking or biking and for its virgin nature also very popular destination for families with children.