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Giant Mountains ski touring from west to east

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Giant Mountains ski touring from west to east
Giant Mountains ski touring from west to east
Uløya island

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.

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Krkonoše

4 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec


Description

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Mountain guide expenses


Itinerary

Day 1: Starting 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 2: Bouda 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 3: Obří 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 4: Ending 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!

 

Details

More info

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

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.

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Vojtech

4.70

(14)

Mountain 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.

Languages

English | Czech

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What people are saying about Vojtech

Eric

5.00

Vojtech is clearly an expert in his field. He made me comfortable every step of the season. He also took the time to show me around Turnov, very cool!

Matthew

5.00

We didn't get to climb Prachov Rocks, due to unfortunate timing... it was forbidden due to being too wet after multiple days of rain before we arrived. However, we did visit there, and spent 3 days climbing at another spot where climbing was allowed. All in all, it was a great trip. Good first taste of Czech sandstone climbing for me and my son, and the guide, Vojtech was amazing. Very friendly and accommodating, and a very impressive climber 💪 Happy with what we got done.

Weston

5.00

Watt is the man! Gave me an unforgettable day of climbing, and helped my girlfriend and I navigate the bus system after. Made the whole thing so easy, and took amazing photos. Would hire him again!

Wybran

5.00

We had a great tour with my kids (6, 11 and 12) and Vojtech. Perfect guide who understands how to deal with our group. Kids happy, everything achieved and all safe and sound back to the car. Thaks Vojtech!

Stefan

5.00

Vojtech is a very knowledgeable climbing instructor and mountaineer, he perfectly knows the area and what level matches your climbing. Also I love his outfit !


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