Do You Want to Ski a Short Distance From Prague? We Have a Tip for You

Sportrelax Monínec prague

Sportrelax Monínec, a year-round sports and recreation complex, lies south of Prague, not far from the town of Sedlec-Prčice.

The diverse range of activities includes a large number of summer and winter attractions.

This sports and recreation complex is referred to, in a slightly tongue-in-cheek way, as the little Alps in the heart of Bohemia.

While the highest peak in the area, Javorová skála (the ‘Maple Cliff’), reaches a height of a ‘mere’ 724 m, not for nothing is the area called the Czech Siberia. Natural and artificial snow lies on Monínec for an average of 100 days per year, making it the closest ski resort within a hundred-kilometer radius of Prague.

The 1,200 m long, and sufficiently broad, piste, with its four-seater ski lift, elevation in excess of 200 m, and smooth descent, is a magnet for skiers. The entire length of the piste is covered in snow by artificial means and floodlit for evening skiing.

The upper part of the complex includes a shorter piste for beginners and a ski school with its own ski tow, as well as a practice area for children with a ski tow, rental, and service, as well as sports accessories shop.

The complex offers three types of accommodation – a three-star hotel with wellness center, a guesthouse, and apartments, which are available in summer and winter.

Sportrelax Monínec prague

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided by the renowned restaurant in the hotel, and good food can also be had at the alpine-type M2 canteen.

Areas frequented in winter by cross-country skiers become mountain-biking or hiking trails in winter – the dense network of cycling trails and marked hiking trails are an open invitation to go on excursions in the surrounding area.

Two golf courses can also be found nearby.

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