Main Krkonoše Trail (Krkonošská magistrála)
Mountains are definitely home to the greatest winter cross-country paradise. Magistrála
, the main trail which leads through the mountains, is 71 kilometres long
. It connects to another 500 km of local ski trails and circuits.
The snow conditions are usually the best in the central part of Krkonoše, in the surroundings of Špindlerův Mlýn
, where you can also try your cross-country skis on the race trails in Mísečky, which meet the international FIS standards. There are many accommodation options on the main trail, such as Luční bouda
, which is near Sněžka
Mountain, or Labská bouda
Main Jizera Trail (Jizerská magistrála) Jizerská magistrála
offers more than 180 km of cross-country trails, and it is the most frequently visited place for cross-country skiing in the Czech Republic. The best known trailheads are in Bedřichov, Jizerka and Smědava
, and there are also a lot of mountain chalets along the trail that provide accommodation and refreshments including Prezidentská chata, Šámalova chata and Chata Smědava
, which are popular with tourists. Every year, you can also participate in the prestigious Jizerská 50
The area of Boží Dar
, near Klínovec
in Krušné hory
, offers more than 120 km of groomed cross-country ski trails.
This area is famous for having snow very early and thus providing ideal conditions for cross-country skiing at the beginning of the winter season. One of the best cross-country skiers in the history of the Czech Republic, Lukáš Bauer, is from this region.
Main Šumava Trail (Šumavská magistrála)
The main Šumava ski trail connects Šumava
from Železná Ruda
and is 140 kilometres long
, and it further connects to 400 km of local groomed cross-country ski trails. The main trail also passes through some very beautiful places, such as Modrava and Zadov
, where Kateřina Neumannová, the best female Czech cross-country skier, used to train. In Lipno, you can even visit the Treetop Walkway
in winter to make your ski trip more interesting, or you can go ice-skating
on the frozen Lipno dam.
Main Jeseníky Trail (Jesenická magistrála)
, you can enjoy a typical ridgeway with the most splendid views of the surrounding snowy landscape with the dominant Praděd
Mountain. Jesenická magistrála is 58 kilometres long.
The best known trailhead is at Ramzovské sedlo
, and although the ridgeway is a bit more difficult, there are a lot of mountain chalets along the way where you can rest and recover. There are many more groomed ski trails connected to the main trail.
Main Beskydy Trail (Beskydská magistrála)
Mountains also have a cross-country ski trail
that connects the groomed white trails in these mountains in the Czech Republic. The dominants of the mountains include Lysá hora
, where there is an annual festival of ice and snow sculptures. The aim of creating the Main Beskydy Trail project was not only to promote winter sports, but to also use the locations in summer for cycling or hiking