Pec pod sněžkou
Pec pod Sněžkou (829-1602 m.n.m) offers big amount of ski lifts and two cableways to Sněžka and Portášky. In order not to spend your holiday with skiing or hiking, you have many others activities to do. Riding a western horses, riding in a horse drawn carriage or sledge, tennis, squash, ricochet, indoor swimming pool, cycling, minigolf, bowling, billiard, sauna, solarium etc. If you don´t take your gear with you, you can borrow complete ski outfit or mountain bicycle right in Pec.
This village originated in connection with mining ores here. You can see large old mines in Obří důl. In preserved documents is said, that steel, arsenic and copper ores was melt in this mine. Originally, Pec pod Sněžkou and Velká Úpa were separated. These villages were united in 1960. Since 1.1.1987 Pec pod Sněžkou has town status.
Nowadays, Pec pod Sněžkou is one of the biggest and most popular recreation centre in Krkonoše. Over 580 people live in this town and it has only travel industry. Most of it´s population works in travel industry services. Very important for this town is suspended chair funicular leading to biggest mountain of Czech Rebublic - Sněžku (1602 m.m.m). Current cableway was built from 1948-1950. Though of it´s old age, it´s very realiable in conveying town´s visitors to the top of Sněžka.