The fastest connection between ski areas Černá hora and Pec pod Sněžkou; by snowcats and on skis.
The operation of the ski bus lines and SkiTour terminated on March 13, 2020 as a result of the announced Decree of the Government of the Czech Republic dated March 13, 2020. More information here
In the morning you can go skiing in ski area Černá hora and then move to Pec pod Sněžkou on skis and by snowcats SkiTour. In just one day you can enjoy more than 30 km of slopes, a ride in a specialised snowcat and beautiful vistas of Sněžka. You can return from Pec pod Sněžkou using an express shuttle SkiTour Express or regular ski buses (red line).
SkiTour operation time
In case of favourable snow conditions SkiTour snowcats operate from 21 Dec. 2019 till 22 Mar. 2020 between 9 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. (departures every 15 min.). The ride is free with a valid ski pass. With bonus points tickets ten points will be subtracted. Individual ride costs 50 CZK. Individual rides can be bought with the snowcat driver at the top station of the cable car on Černá hora, or at the ticket office at the bottom cable car station in Janské Lázně.
How does SkiTour work?
From Janské Lázně to Pec pod Sněžkou in 25 minutes. How does it work? Take a cable car up to Černá hora (8 minutes). The first snowcat is waiting for you at the top station of the cable car on Černá hora and it will take you 600 m further. Next you ski 2 km downhill to the spot „Pod Kolínskou boudou“, where a second snowcat will be waiting to take you to Pražská bouda (another 900 m). Ski slope Mulda (15b) in Pec pod Sněžkou starts below Pražská bouda.
You can return to Janské Lázně via either regular ski bus (red line) or take a fast shuttle SkiTour Express which stops only in Velká Úpa and at the cable car station in Janské Lázně. In Pec pod Sněžkou the ski bus departs from the bus stop next to the bottom station of ski lift Javor.
How to switch ski areas on a daily basis?
On skis and by snowcats: from Černá hora (Janské Lázně) to Pec pod Sněžkou - in 25 minutes
You will travel partly on skis and partly by two specialised snowcats. The first snowcat operates on the top of Černá hora helping overcome a 300 m long flat area. The second snowcat will be waiting for you at the spot "Pod Kolínskou boudou" where it will take you up a small hill to Pražská bouda, located above ski area Pec pod Sněžkou. Skiers will get off the snowcat at the top of ski slope Mulda (15b) in Pec pod Sněžkou.
Fast shuttle SkiTour Express takes you from Pec pod Sněžkou to Janské Lázně in 22 minutes
During hours when SkiTour snowcats are in operation (from ski area Černá hora to ski area Pec pod Sněžkou) you can take advantage of SkiTour Express - a fast shuttle stopping only in Velká Úpa and Janské Lázně at the cable car station. The ride is one third faster than a regular ski bus (red line) and takes 22 minutes.
From Černý Důl, via Černá hora to Pec by ski bus (blue line) and by snowcats SkiTour and back
From Černý Důl to ski area Černá hora take a ski bus (blue line). It stops at the chairlift Hofmanky Express. During hours when snowcats SkiTour are in operation, you can extend your skiing activities to Pec pod Sněžkou. Just get on the first snowcat SkiTour at the top station of the cable car on Černá hora. Next transfer to Pec pod Sněžkou on skis and by snowcat. You can spend your time skiing in Pec and continue to Černý Důl by a fast shuttle – SkiTour Express, which only stops in ski area Velká Úpa, in Janské Lázně at the cable car station, in Janské Lázně at car park Hofmanky, and in ski area Černý Důl. The ride is one third faster than a regular ski bus and takes 37 minutes. Alternatively, you can take regular ski bus (red and blue line) for your travels to Janské Lázně or Černý Důl.