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Ski touring and avalanche safety course in the Giant Mountains (2 days)

Join Jan, an IFMGA-qualified guide, in the Giant Mountains of Czech Republic for a 2-day course in ski touring and avalanche safety.






2 Days


Jan - Mar, Dec






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  • Explore the stunning Giant Mountains of the Czech Republic.
  • Ski in the Czech wilderness and learn the essentials of avalanche safety.
  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide leading the way.


Stretched across the north of Czech Republic is the range of the Giant Mountains, which culminates in the 1,603-meter peak of Snezka, also the highest point in the country.

Large chunks of the mountainside are protected within a national park system, also protected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site.

One of the major rivers in Europe, the river Elbe, finds its origins in the Giant Mountains, before flowing down and out into the rest of the Czech Republic and Germany.

There is no better place to explore the slopes via skiing in the whole country than the Giant Mountains. It is a European hotspot for downhill skiing, as well as cross-country skiing.

During the days we’ll explore the great ungroomed slopes that the mountains have to offer, while in the evenings you will learn about avalanche safety, including common accidents and proper precautions.

And don’t worry if you don’t have skiing equipment, we’ve got you covered.

Our two nights will be spent in a lovely snowy cottage, packed full of excellent amenities including top food and a sauna.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the Giant Mountains of Czech Republic for a 2-day ski touring and avalanche safety course.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price including accommodation is an extra 61 euros.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Jan

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Mountain Guide

I've been skiing and climbing since my early childhood. I graduated in 2005 from the Univerzity of Hradec Kralove with a Master degree at the Faculty of Education. Since then I worked as a history and PE teacher. I was also running an Outdoor sport's club at that time, spending plenty of time climbing, skiing etc. with my students.

In 2009, I became a full time skiing and climbing instructor.

2009 – APUL C ski instructor
2010 – APUL B ski instructor
2011 – APUL telemark and snowboard
2012 – ISIA Mark (International ski instructors association)
– MSMT climbing instructor and Mountain leader
2013 – entered the UIAGM mountain guide education
2014 – passed the UIAGM Aspirant exam.
2015 - Succeeded the UIAGM / IFMGA final exam

Spending your holiday with you would be my pleasure. Whether in winter on a ski tour (in Czech Republic or Austria) or in summer among the spectacular sandstone towers.

It will be, with no doubt, a very pleasant experience for all of us. I'm an easygoing, friendly and reliable person with a good sense for responsibility.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me !


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What people are saying about Jan



I had a great time and the guide really made me feel like we were friends on a day of climbing. Would do again! Thank you.



This review is not for Jan Novotny, but for Juras Sefl. Unfortunately communication with Explore share was very haphazard, and I got the feeling if I hadn’t established contact a few aus prior to our climbing date, it wouldnt have happened. No contact from jan Novotny who was indisposed and got his friend Juras to fill in last minute. Juras Sefl was excellent, reliable and took excellent care of my first time climbing teenagers who felt safe in his hands and trusted him. I wasn’t so impressed with the head organisation, as I say, communication and organisation was not optimal and I wasn’t sure what kind of service we would get. No communication with the guide. Anyhow, the overall climbing experience with Juras was excellent.



Jan was knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area, the route and pace were goid for me, he helped me with my attempt to learn Czech, the weather and snow were mostly good, altogether a very enjoyable day.



Guide: Jan Hais! What a great ski tour our threesome had in the Giant Mountains in the spring of 2022, with our guide Jan Hais. The weather was great, as was the culture of alpine huts and mountain lore in the land of the giant, Krkonoše. But the trip was really pulled together in such a successful way by the skill of our guide. He was an expert at understanding our needs. We were strong and experienced in some ways, yet less so in others, particularly in the use of alpine touring gear. Jan expertly knew when to give us room to roam, yet to jump into help when we needed it. Excellent! We did seem to fall through the cracks a little in pre-trip communications—not our guide’s fault. However, Jan listened empathetically to our concerns and his professionalism reassured us. Thank you, Jan Hais. Thanks, too, to the team at Explore-Share for reaching out to us over our pre-trip hiccups.



it was great! Jiri is a fantastic guide and man, we all enjoyed being with him a lot!!!

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