Tree - top trail Krkonose

Non-ski experiences in the Krkonose

The winter fairy tale of the Krkonose Mountains is not written only for skiers and cross-country skiers. You can enjoy the snow in many ways. We'll tell you what you can experience during your winter holiday in the Krkonose Mountains. Go sledging or go for a short winter walk!

And when the weather is not conducive to outdoor fun? Take shelter in museums, swimming pools or water parks.

Into the treetops and for winter views

The Krkonose Treetop Trail is open all year round and offers a relaxing and informative programme for an afternoon after skiing. Climb to a height of 45 metres, enjoy adrenaline-filled stops and many fun questions that will interest young and old alike. 

Hlidka na Strazi is the name of the scenic forest park above Rokytnice nad Jizerou. There are 6 new original lookout points which you can climb with care even in winter. They offer a breathtaking view of the Rokytnice valley and the entire western mountain range. A pleasant walk along the contour line will take you here from Frantiskov. 

All about the Tree Top trail All about Hlidka


There are excellent bobsleigh tracks in Spindleruv Mlyn and in Janske Lazne. Children will certainly enjoy the rides, which are several kilometres long. You can take your older children on special night rides. The track in Spindleruv Mlyn is equipped with lights, but on the Cernohorska track you will have to use head torches and a guide.

When Krakonos, the master of the mountains, is generous enough to give plenty of snow, you can use sledges and bobsleighs on almost every hill. Look at our tips on where you can go, if you can’t use a meadow right next to your hotel.

All about sledging


Riding on an inflatable tyre on a snow-covered track is popular entertainment for children as well as adults. You can try it out, for instance, in the Formanky Snowtubing Live Park in Janske Lazne or Bedrichov Snowtubing Park in Spindleruv Mlyn. There are more opportunities, see Snowtubing here.

All about Snowtubing

Bobsleigh Tracks

The tracks here are open all-year round, try them out in winter, too, and enjoy the views of the snow-covered landscape before you go straight downhill. Try the oldest one, the technically unique track in Spindleruv Mlyn. Or the longest one – the Berta bobsleigh track in Mlade Buky.

All bobsleigh Tracks in the Krkonose

Getting Around on Foot Is Also Possible in Winter

Glittering drifts which go up to one’s waist, the snow crunching under your feet, this is what the Krkonose is like in winter. Take your children for a short winter walk. If you add some snowball fights or throwing snow and ice into the River Labe, they will certainly be enthused and you will forget all your worries.

Ideal walks can be around the Bile Labe river in Spindleruv Mlyn, while in Harrachov you can walk along the Mumlava river to the waterfalls and to the Krakonosova snidane junction. In Benecko, take a walk to the Zaly viewing tower and ride a sledge on your way back.

Winter hiking tracks

Swimming Pools and Aqua Parks

Besides the many indoor pools, whether public or at hotels, which in many cases can also be accessed, we recommend two aqua parks in Spindleruv Mlyn. The Spindl Aquapark is opposite the Medvedin chairlift station and offers three water slides, including one for inflatable boats, a wild river and a whirlpool. You can fully relax in the saunas, during a massage or in the salt cave. The Bedrichov Wellness Centre will provide entertainment for your children in the water paradise, while parents can rest and enjoy the care of the wellness zone.

All about bathing

Museums and Excursions

There is a lot to enjoy indoors in the Krkonose, too. Just discover some of the Krkonose’s museums, get your children acquainted with the special nature, history and culture. We also recommend some interesting interactive excursions which will draw the children right into what’s going on. They can try out making Christmas tree decorations at the Rautis company in Ponikla, or see how glass can be blown at the Sklarna Novosad glass factory in Harrachov.

All indoor activities

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If you have chosen the Krkonose for your children’s first ski ride, we are rather happy! We will help you to find the best ski resort so that the slopes are just right for them, the ski runs wide enough, the ski school ready to assist, simply – to help them fall in love with skiing on their first ride.
Western Krkonose Mountains - it is mainly Harrachov and Rokytnice. But also a number of other resorts, smaller in size, but exceptional for their excellent skiing conditions and quiet atmosphere. Which ones will you choose?
If you not only want to ski during your winter holiday, but also to explore the snowy landscape, we recommend the central Krkonose Mountains. Spindleruv Mlyn and Strazne are a great starting point for trips, Vrchlabi provides the necessary facilities and services even for bad weather.