According to wholevehicles, Spindlerov Mlyn is the most popular Czech ski resort located in the north of the country near the Polish border. In the 16th century silver was mined in these places, and at the end of the 18th century. here was the famous mill of the Spindler family in the country, at about the same time the town began to turn into a center of sports and active leisure.
Today, Spindlerov Mlyn is a universal ski resort with slopes of any difficulty level, equipment rental, schools for adults and children, as well as spa centers, a water park, beauty salons, restaurants, bars and any tourist infrastructure that you can imagine.
How to get there
Flight to Prague, then transfer for about two hours.
Spindlerov Mlyn slopes
You have to choose from the two largest ski centers – Svaty Petr and Medvedin, each of which has a number of qualities that are pleasant for skiing. The total length of the slopes is 25 kilometers, 28 lifts, of which 3 are chairlifts and 25 are ski lifts. The first has 11 tracks, the second – 7.
More: the ski center “Saint Peter” occupies an altitude of 715-1310 m above sea level and includes 11 ski slopes of varying difficulty, as well as cross-country skiing tracks and a fun park. Center “Medvedin” is exactly one kilometer above sea level. There are 7 tracks of different difficulty levels – both for adults and for children.
The romance of a starry night and the splashes of snowy cascades will make you remember evening skiing on illuminated slopes, open until 21:00. The rest of the cable cars and lifts are open from 8:30 to 16:00. And near the lifts of St. Peter’s territory there is a children’s corner, where children can be taken care of by professionals while you master new peaks. By the way, a single subscription operates on the cable cars of both centers.
You can comfortably stay in the best hotels of Mlyn: Alba, Alpsky, Astra, Central, Harmony club hotel.
As for the cross-country skiing trails: 26 marked kms are ready to welcome you, meeting all existing international standards. Points of entry to the slopes: at the Horny Misecky sports center (exit from the top station of the cable car), from the boarding house Lesana, from the confluence of Laba and Bela Laba (Divci lavky), from the ski center Sv.Petr (top station of the cable car).
Bobsleigh + ski bus
A free skibus regularly runs in Spindlerovo Mlyn, which regularly takes tourists to the necessary ski centers. Intervals in the morning and evening – 15 minutes, in the afternoon – 30 minutes. Here you can also try your hand at the bobsleigh track, which is open all year round. Twenty steep turns will make the heart beat faster with delight for a distance of one and a half kilometers.
The cost of a ski pass per day in the high season for an adult is 890 CZK, in the low season – 730 CZK, for children – 590 CZK and accordingly – 510 CZK. The cost of a ski pass for 6 days in the high season for an adult is 3820 CZK, in the low season – 3570 CZK, for children – 2920 CZK and 2500 CZK.
5 things to do in Spindleruv Mlyn
- Taste local cuisine in one of the mountain huts – “bouda”.
- In spring, marvel at the picturesque waterfall on Laba, formed by the confluence of many mountain streams and springs, in the Krkonoše National Park.
- Wander around the streets that became a haven for the Czech writer Franz Kafka during the period when he wrote one of his most famous works – The Castle (Das Schloss).
- Go fishing on Lake Laska.
- Take a ride on the sledge line Spindlerov Boud – Spindlerov Mlyn.
Entertainment and attractions of Spindleruv Mlyn
52 restaurants, 17 discos, nightclubs, bars, cinemas, shops. From active entertainment: toboggan runs, indoor pools, tennis, squash, fitness centers, paragliding.
For lovers of hiking, the variety of routes, the total length of which is 180 km, is amazing. Tired of walking with legs, mountain bike rentals are at your service. For example, we start our journey from the center of the resort, then along the red marked road (Jana Buchara), we move to Kozi hrbety, where a wonderful view of Spindleruv Mlyn and Mount Snezka opens from a charming observation deck. Admired, we go further past the Lucni bouda shelter to the top of Mount Snezka. It’s another 3 km. You can return back by going to the border with Poland and from there by shuttle bus to Spindleruv Mlyn.