Vrchlabí and the Krkonoše Mountains offer excellent conditions for downhill and cross country skiing as well as snowboarding. The visitors can ski in several nearby ski resorts (Kněžický vrch, Herlíkovice, Špindlerův Mlýn, Janské Lázně), which offer pistes of all difficulty grades, high quality skiing and night skiing. In all resorts there are ski schools for both adults and children available.
Excellent skiing in the Vrchlabí area
Vrchlabí is ideal for skiing thanks to its location. You can choose various ski resorts where you can be transported by ski shuttles or use your own car. Some pistes are equipped with a system for production of artificial snow, which enables for a good quality skiing during the whole winter. Vrchlabí and the Giant Mountains (Krkonoše) offer also well groomed cross-country skiing trails for cross-country skiing fans.
Visitors of Vrchlabí and the the Krkonoše Mountains, who come without skis or those who decide to learn to ski here can use several rentals of skiing equipment or go on hikes (for example visit the view tower Žalý).
Directly in Vrchlabí there are several ski schools with long experience of teaching down-hill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
In the winter sports stadium it is possible to go ice skating; please check the actual opening hours for public. Mountaineering fans can try several official trails in Krkonoše.
For more information please see the Vrchlabí town web site.