Ski touring in the Giant Mountains

The Giant Mountains are the ideal location to discover ski touring in Czech Republic during this 3-day trip, with Jan, certified mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Krkonoše

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    Krkonoše, in English called Giant Mountains, are the highest mountains in Czech Republic. Not as large or high as the Alps but beautiful. Don´t expect sharp ridges or steep gully descents. In fact, it’s more ski touring on rounded hills. But remember, due to its location the climate of Krkonoše can be rough.

    I’ve prepared a 3-day ski tour during which we will cross the main ridge from the east to the west. A small Haute Route of Krkonoše. Of course we will try to reach the top of Snežka (1602 m), the highest peak. We will spend two nights in the mountain cabins.

    The highlights of the expedition:
    – The highest peak of Czech republic
    – The silent mountains
    – Czech cuisine and hospitality

    I believe this trip would be something different. Something a bit “exotic”. On that, I’m sure, you will remember forever. If you are interested, contact me for more information!

    If you have 5 minutes, I recommend you to read this article Giant Mountains: Ski touring in Czech Republic. It describes the 4-day ski touring traverse of Swiss person who I helped together with a colleague of mine.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1000 EUR

    Group of 2
    500 EUR

    Group of 3
    350 EUR

    Group of 4
    250 EUR

    Group of 5
    250 EUR

    Group of 6
    200 EUR

    Group of 7
    200 EUR

    Group of 8
    200 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    In mountain cabins.

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    Group size: 3 to 8 people.

    Equipment: Ski touring gear, Avalanche equipment, Backpack 30-40 litres.

    Itinerary:

    - Starting point: Rokytnice nad Jizerou

    - End point: Pec pod Sn?žkou

    Not included in the price:

    - Accommodation (25€ for half board)

    - Food (main dish 4-8€, beer 1-2€)

    - Rent of equipment if you need (20€/day/ski touring set; 5 €/day/avalanche kit)

     

    About the 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.

    Licences:
    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 !

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Jan Novotny

    • 3 reviews

     

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    Marijn Vandenberghe
    I decided to undertake the three day introductory ski touring course with Jan this February in the Krkonose Mountains (Giant Mountains). Over the course of two full days and one evening, Jan and his co-guide Vojta introduced me and the rest of the group to the science, history, gear, and skills of ski touring, all while maintaining a friendly, vibrant atmosphere. Both of the guides had a very professional but warm approach to keeping everyone safe, and made sure we undertook and learned all the safety precautions needed in alpine environments. I didn\'t have any of my own ski touring gear, so I borrowed everything from the guides - all of the gear was of high quality and worked perfectly. The course was perfectly challenging but fun at the same time, and has gotten me hooked on ski touring. I can\'t imagine a better way to be introduced to ski touring, with better people - I highly recommend this experience!
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    Erika
    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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