Giant Mountains ski touring from west to east

The powder snow conditions, the stunning scenery and the great network of comfortable mountain huts, make the Giant Mountains a perfect option for ski touring. Join Vojtech, a local and IFMGA and discover on skis such an amazing winter destination.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Krkonoše

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    I am happy to invite you to a 4-day ski touring trip from west to east and back in the Giant Mountains.

    I have planned this program with the intention of making you live a different tour on skis, off the beaten tracks, in the Giant Mountains. We will be 4 days almost alone in the wilderness!

    The Giant Mountains lie on the border between Poland and Czech Republic. They are the highest mountain range in the country. During winter time it is a perfect place for the practice of many snow activities, especially ski-resort skiing, cross country skiing and ski touring.

    The top 3 reasons why I like taking my clients and friends ski touring there are:

    • I know the place perfectly and I’ve a good relationship with local owners of mountain lodges;
    • You will ski among the best trails and freeride spots;
    • The region has amazing weather and snow conditions during the winter, sometimes even better than in the Alps! 

    Regarding the accommodation, we’ll have dinner and rest in a different mountain hut every night. All of them are very well equipped, with excellent services and food. They usually serve good beers which is very important after an intense skiing day!

    I can take with me a maximum of 6 people. It is not mandatory to be an expert skier, but it will be a plus if you have some prior experience and a good fitness level. Anyway, the itinerary can be adapted to your level. I can also add more days to this trip or shorten it. I’m sharing with you a sample day-by-day program at the bottom of this description.

    I invite you to read this article that has been written about a 4-day ski tour I guided in the Giant Mountains in January 2017.

    If you want to book a ski trip (between December and March) please get in touch with me. It will be a really unforgettable experience. Let’s discover the wilderness of the Giant Mountains!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    800 EUR

    Group of 2
    400 EUR

    Group of 3
    266 EUR

    Group of 4
    200 EUR

    Group of 5
    160 EUR

    Group of 6
    133 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Starting Point - Martinova Bouda Hut

      Our starting point will be in Dolní Mísečky from where we’ll move to Kotelní Jámy and then to the Labská hütte, a hut that has its own brewery!

      Then we’ll continue to Sněžné Jámy where we can do some ice climbing. Finally we’ll reach the Martinova Bouda. It is a mountain hut (with sauna!) where we will spend the first night.

    • Day 2Bouda Pod Sněžkou

      We’ll set off the hut in the search of some peaks where to ski down. We’ll dinner and rest at Bouda pod Sněžkou mountain hut (with sauna as well!)

    • Day 3Obří důl - Sněžka - Děčínská hutte

      From the hut we will move to Obří důl and probably we ski down to the Poland side of the Giant Mountains. Then we continue to the Sněžka, the highest peak of Czech Republic with 1602 meters of altitude. Finally, we’ll ski down to the Děčínská hutte, where we’ll stay for the night. Here we can taste their own production of cheese, yogurt and cakes.

    • Day 4Ending Point and celebration

      Last day. We’ll ski down from the hut to Obří důl again and then to Špindlerův mlýn. After passing by Medvědín we’ll be at the parking lot, where we can go back the starting point by car. Final dinner in the restaurant “LA BOTTA” to celebrate such an amazing tour!

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    The meeting point can be in Turnov, Mladá Boleslav (Škoda), Vrchlabí, Jilemnice, Trutnov, Pec pod Sněžkou or Prague. Prague has good flight connections.

    Accommodation

    Local and comfortable mountain huts with local cuisine, Czech beer and historical atmosphere. Some of them are: Bouda pod Sněžkou, Děčínská hutte, Luční bouda, Bradlerovy boudy, Výrovka, Milíře, Samotnia.

    More info

    I can help you renting the necessary equipment such as skies, boots, poles, skins or avalanche equipment.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    My name is Vojtěch but everybody calls me Watt. I started climbing when I was 16. In 2009 I got certified as a mountain guide.
    My favourite activities include climbing, MTB, skiing and trail running.
    These are some of my favourite crags: Prachovské skály, Bišík and Zbiroh (sandstone in The Bohemian Paradise) and Moravian Karst (limestone).
    One of my best climbing achievements was in Val Qualido (Italy), also the north face of Malý Kežmarský štít, in the High Tatras (Slovakia), and many more!
    As a side job, I am the editor in chief of an outdoor web, I write methodology articles for climbing magazines and climbing comics.

     
     

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    What People are Saying

    • 1 review

     

    I had a magnificent ski-tour from hut to hut in the Giant Mountains. The powder snow conditions were wonderful, the scenery very fine and there is a very good network of comfortable mountain hostels and huts. However, a key element that made my tour such a success was the expert help of the organisers and my guide. Jan Novotny and Roman Kubát have an excellent outdoor store in Vrchlavi and were able to provide me with all the equipment I needed as well as taking care of all the organisation. The guiding service offered by Vojtěch Dvořák was excellent and I give him 10 out of 10 for each of technical expertise, knowledge of the area (including ability to explain many interesting features of history and geography) and care of the client. Thanks to these three, this was an excellent outdoor experience I shall not forget and that I can highly recommend to anybody interested in Alpine ski-touring.
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    Stephen Senn
     

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