opening hours concern the cable car from Karpacz to Mała Kopa
Sněžka (1603 m above sea level) is the highest peak of the Karkonosze Mountains, as well as the entire Sudetenland
is the most popular point for tourists in the whole area, which is why it is crowded almost all year round (especially during holidays, holidays and weekends) – we do not recommend it to people who do not like crowds
weather-wise, it is the place with the least number of sunny days in the whole of Poland – there is a high probability that the peak will be in fog or in clouds
ATTENTION on Śnieżka there are often extremely different weather conditions than in Karpacz, so it is necessary to have warm clothing, rain / wind protection, as well as a sun filter (even, and especially, in winter)
when there is snow at the top (i.e. from October to May) it is necessary to have good mountain boots and even crawls – the trail to the top is steep, often icy, which threatens to fall
the summit can be reached on foot from Karpacz:
? along the red trail through the Łomniczka Valley from the parking lot under the Orlinek hotel, NAVIGATE TO THE PARKING LOT, time of entry to the top approx. 3 h + return, elevation 810 m, in winter from the Łomniczka Shelter to the Silesian House the trail is closed due to the avalanche hazard
⚫️ black trail from the lower base of the lift to Mała Kopa through Biały Jar, NAVIGATE TO THE PARKING LOT, entry time approx. 2.5 h + return, elevation gain 820 m, White Jar is closed in winter
from Karpacz – Biały Jar there is also a lift to Kopa, NAVIGATE TO THE PARKING LOT – entry time 30 minutes on a 4-person sofa, there are often long queues under the lift. From the upper station of the lift to Kopie to Śnieżka is approx. 40 minutes walk along the black and red trail, on the way there is a shelter PTTK Dom Śląski
from the Czech town of Pec pod Sněžkou, NAVIGATE TO THE PARKING LOT – take the gondola lift to the foot of Sněžka – the time of entry 30 minutes, the walk to the top will take 5 minutes. The lift operates all year round except April and November and days with windy weather, there are long queues under the lift, as well as traffic jams in Pec
4 h and 297 m of elevation are the easiest route: the lift from Karpacz to Mała Kopa, a walk to Śnieżka and back and a lift to Karpacz. Other time variants are given in the information.
The easiest option is to use the lift from Karpacz to Mała Kopa, but if the children are seasoned in walking in the mountains, they will be able to easily climb on their feet from Karpacz. You can also take the lift in one direction and go down the other on foot by visiting the iconic Samotnia Shelter.
Sněžka – how to get to the top – write how it was!