Harrachov – Giant Mountains
Current operation of ski resorts in Harrachov
|Name of ski resort||Height of snow||Type of snow||Operation of ski resort|
|Ski resort Devils hill||0 cm||none||in operation||» detail|
|Ski resort Zakouti||0 cm||none||out of operation||» detail|
|Ski resort Amalka||50 cm||frozen||out of operation||» detail|
Harrachov lies in the altitude of 686 meters above sea level and belongs to the most significant recreation and sports centres in the western part of the Giant Mountains. Thanks to its ideal location near the border to Poland (border checkpoint Harrachov – Jakuszyce) it is one of the most visited ski resorts in the Czech Republic.
Skiing in Harrachov
Lovers of skiing will find perfectly prepared cross-country ski trails and ski slopes, which in the absence of snow get artificial snow from snow cannons. Complete care is secured by services for downhill and cross-country skis, ski rentals, ski schools. Ski Trail for cross-country skiing is maintained around Harrachov in total length of 30 km.
The city is dominated by the famous centre for ski-jumps on Čertova Hora („Devil's Mountain“) directly above Harrachov. The first ski jump in Harrachov was built in 1920. With the construction of the new ski resort with standard cross-country skiing tracks, ski slopes and in particular ski jumps in 1980 the most famous era of Harrachov began. Sportsmen practise almost all year round on total 8 ski jumps, some of which are made of plastic. The attractive ski jumps are the peak of sporting events in Harrachov.
The tradition of glass, a unique cog railway…
Harrachov in the past became famous far beyond Czech borders for its glass manufacture. Here the tradition of the first-class hand-made, blown, cut, engraved and painted or otherwise decorated glass arose.
Unique cog railway to Tanvald attracts tourists for its beautiful scenic ride through the romantic landscape of the Izera and Giant mountains with many tunnels and viaducts. Please yourself, take a joyride and do not forget to add a visit to Harrachov to the trip.