• Snezka
  • 1603 m
  • Prominence 1193 m
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Location: North 50.73597, East 15.73978 (GPS)
  • Czech HP.
  • Climbed: July 27, 2022


How to get there:
Most people access this hill from Pec Pod Snezka on the Czech side. The hill may also be climbed from the Polish side. The uppermost (pay) parking in Pec Pod Snezka is located at N50.69921, E15.73611, elevation near 800 meter.
There are several well marked trails from different locations. Most people start in Pec Pod Snezka. The gondola (ski-lift) service has two stages, one may take it to the middle station, or in two stages all the way to the summit.
The route from the middle station starts uphill, then crosses a local hill on a pretty level path. Next, descend about 30 vertical meter to reach a col before the final, more substantial uphill to reach the summit.
The summit area is quite flat with several structures. Some smaller white pillars with a C and a P on oppiste sides mark the border with Poland.
I was at the 27th. International Conference on Domain Decomposition, - DD27 in Prague. This Wednesday, the meeting organized various excursions. I had already been to some of these on previous visits. Thus, I decided to spend the available time on a trip to Snezka.
I rented a car at one of the conference hotels and drove to the small village of Pec Pod Snezka. Busy place with many cars and tourists. I parked in a pay parking lot and walked the short path to the gondola station. Due to time constraints, I had an important dinner in Prague, and in order to have a margin of safety, I decided it would be best to take the lift to the first station, then hike up and dowwn the second stage.
This worked fine, it took me about 30 minutes to walk between the middle station and the summit. I did not stay long, there was light rain and fog, no views. The drive from Prague to the base of this mountain takes about 2.5 hours each way.