Who suffers from the shortage of winter, should necessarily come to Karpacz – the capital of the Karkonosze Mountains, Poland. In Karpacz it is not as crowded as in Zakopane, and in the Karkonosze it is not so dangerous as in the Tatra Mountains. For those who love hiking, there are picturesque trails with amazing winter views. There are several well-groomed downhill runs for those who love exciting skiing.
If we have already known all the trails and slopes in the vicinity of Karpacz, or the winter aura is not good, we can always go on a trip to the Czech side. There are several interesting ski resorts in the Czech Karkonosze (in the brackets there is a distance from Karpacz): on the border Mala Upa on the Okraj Pass (21 km) and further Wielka Upa (35 km), Pec pod Sněžkou (38 km), Harrachov (41 km) , Czarna Gora – Jaskie Laznie (42 km), Mlode Buki (43 km), Czarny Dol (47 km), Rokytnice on Jizerou (54 km) and finally the very popular Spindleruv Mlyn (76 km).
When driving in the winter mountains, remember that roads are often badly cleared of snow, unfortunately especially on the Polish side. Particularly demanding is the entry on the section from the Kowarska Pass to the Okraj Pass (road No. 369 and 368): it is narrow, the shoulders collapsed by snow, passing another vehicle is difficult. In winter, you need good winter tires and 4-wheel drive or at least front-wheel chains for “ordinary” passenger cars.
Have a Nice holiday!