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8 tips and recommended routes for ski touring & ski alps in the Giant Mountains and the surroundings of Špindlerův Mlýn

A large part of the alpine trails around Špindlerův Mlýn and in the Krkonoše Mountains are not marked with poles or tourist signs in the terrain, and some sections are very difficult to navigate under certain climatic conditions. In some places on the…

A large part of the alpine trails around Špindlerův Mlýn and in the Krkonoše Mountains are not marked with poles or tourist signs in the terrain, and some sections are very difficult to navigate under certain climatic conditions.
In some places on the routes, in their vicinity and on selected sheds, there are boards with a map and a description of a specific route.

Therefore, in addition to the map, a file containing the route (gpx format) is attached to the verbal description of the routes, which can be downloaded to the GPS receiver. Due to the current technical level of the device, the accuracy of the mentioned GPS coordinates may differ from the actual one in the order of several meters. Routes can be completed in both directions, but certain sections are more suitable for ascent than descent, which is indicated for a specific route. Of course, it is also possible to combine the selected route with other tourist marked routes and with other roads.

Some alpine trails lead through avalanche fields. Under no circumstances underestimate these games. Before the hike, find out the degree of avalanche danger in the given locality - avalanche danger here.
Before the tour, also find out the weather on the ridges of the Giant Mountains - online webcams from the ridges of the Giant Mountains available here.


Please follow the route, do not drive outside, do not damage the surrounding nature! Thank you!

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Recommended ski trails for Špindlerův Mlýn and surroundings


1. TIP - Svatý Petr Circuit - Upstairs - Klínovky - Výrovka - Dlouhý důl - Svatý Petr

Total length and duration: 11 km / approx. 4 - 5 h
Elevation gain: ascent ↑ 526 m, descent ↓ 593 m
Difficulty: 4/5 medium

Further details and details of this alpine hike can be found HERE

Skialpy - Špindlerův Mlýn - Dlouhý důl



2. TIP Circuit Špindlerův Mlýn - Martinovka - Labská bda - Labský důl - Dvorský potok - Patejdlova bouda - Špindl

Total length and duration: 15 km / approx. 4 - 5 h
Elevation gain: ascent ↑ 706 m, descent ↓ 693 m
Difficulty: 3/5 medium


Further details and details of this alpine hike can be found HERE

Skialpy - Špindlerův Mlýn - Martinova bouda



3. TIP Špindl - White Elbe Hut - Weberova cesta - Luční bouda - Stará Bucharova cesta - Dlouhý důl - Hrazený důl - Sv. Peter

Total length and duration: 13.8 km / approx. 4 - 5 h
Elevation gain: ascent ↑ 599 m, descent ↓ 702 m
Difficulty: 4/5 medium


Further details and details of this alpine hike can be found HERE



4. TIP Špindl - Bear's knee - Brádler's huts - Bird stones - Moravská bda - Davidovky

Total length and duration: 8.6 km / approx. 4 h
Elevation gain: ascent ↑ 510 m, descent ↓ 537 m
Difficulty: 3/5 medium

Further details and details of this alpine hike can be found HERE



Ski trails - Pec pod Sněžkou and surroundings

 

5. TIP Pec pod Sněžkou - Modrý důl - Výrovka - Pec pod Sněžkou

Further details and details of this blue valley ski tour can be found HERE


 

6. TIP Pec pod Sněžkou - Giant mine - Giant hut - Sněžka - Růžová hora - Pec pod Sněžkou

Further details and details of this blue mine ski tour can be found HERE



Ski trails - Rokytnice nad Jizerou and surroundings


7. TIP Rokytnice - Vlčí cesta - Round trip - U Vlka - Vrata - KČT route

Further details and details of this alpine hike can be found HERE


 

8 TIP. Burning houses - Zadní Plech - Krakonoš breakfast - U Čtyř pánů - Růženčina garden - Kotelské sedlo - Rokytnice

 

Further details and details of this alpine hike can be found HERE


 

  1. ALWAYS CAREFULLY PLAN THE TOUR ROUTE AND EQUIPMENT ON IT (DO NOT FORGET MEDICINES). PLACE THE TOUR ACCORDING TO THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHICAL CONDITIONS OF THE WEAST IN THE GROUP.
  2. GET THE MOST INFORMATION ABOUT WEATHER FORECAST, SNOW AND Avalanche SITUATION IN ADVANCE.
  3. BEFORE GOING FOR THE TOUR, PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROUTE AND EXPECTED RETURN TIME. CHOOSE THE PACE ON THE TOUR ACCORDING TO THE WEAST OF THE GROUP.
  4. USE THE MAP CORRECTLY, KNOW THE TYPES OF MARKINGS TOURISM SPECIFIC TO INDIVIDUAL MOUNTAINS
  5. KNOW THE TYPES OF WARNING SIGNS AND THEIR MEANING.
  6. DO NOT MOVE OUTSIDE THE MARKED ROAD.
  7. HAVE A FIRST AID KITCHEN WITH YOU AND CAN BE FIRST AID IF NECESSARY.
  8. KNOW CONTACTS FOR MOUNTAIN SERVICE +420 1210 OR HEALTH EMERGENCY SERVICE 155.
  9. ALWAYS HAVE A FULLY CHARGED, MOBILE PHONE AND GPS POSITION SWITCHED ON.
  10. KNOW THE PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR IN THE EVENT OF STUDGING, Avalanche FALL, OR CROSSING IN EXPOSED FIELD.
  11. NEVER UNDERSTAND THE GENTLE AND DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR RESPONSIBLE BEHAVE TO OTHER HAZARDS OR OTHERS.
  12. FOLLOW THE KRNAP VISITORS 'RULES!


Practical information for ski mountaineers:
A large part of the ski mountaineering routes in the Giant Mountains are not marked in the terrain with poles or tourist signs, and some sections are very difficult to navigate under certain climatic conditions.
The Krkonoše ski trails represent tourist circuits for ski mountaineers or cross-country skiers. These are routes that can be combined with other tourist marked routes and with other roads and non-forest areas in the 3rd and 2nd KRNAP zones.
These are not adventurous downhill rides or slalom among the trees, but routes where it is possible to learn to properly "tread" uphill, go down or just enjoy a nice trip. The origin of these routes is linked to the activities of mountain guides in the Krkonoše Mountains, and therefore they are mainly based on their needs. These circuits were created on the basis of the requirements of the Czech Association of Mountain Guides (CAHV) Mountain Services and the considerations of the KRNAP Administration.
Due to nature protection, skiers in the Krkonoše glaciers will remain inaccessible to skiers.

 

 

Important notes for ski mountaineers in Špindl and the Giant Mountains:

  • a number of ski alps routes in the Krkonoše Mountains lead directly through the avalanche sections of avalanche tracks !!! Heed these warnings strongly!
  • on the contrary, a number of routes also lead in the lower parts of the avalanche slopes, which are not immediately visible from your point of view !!!
  • only some so-called regular avalanche tracks are drawn in tourist maps (in addition, their size or extent may vary depending on the current situation, eg due to the fall of forest stands, etc.)
  • However, avalanche danger can also threaten in other places (ie outside the marked places on the maps), where the current conditions will be suitable for the formation of avalanches (steep sections, puffy snow, heavy glare, rain, etc.)
  • pay attention to small landslides in terrain traps (stream banks, depressions, dimples…)
  • Avalanches can occur under specific conditions even in the forest or between trees !!!
  • in case of uncertainty, it is better to come back or call for help!
  • it's better to call for help before it's too late! Mountain service tel. +420 1210.

 

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8 tips and recommended routes for ski touring & ski alps in the Giant Mountains and the surroundings of Špindlerův Mlýn
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