Vyrovka - Ice Arena

Krkonoše mountains
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Vyrovka - Ice Arena
50° 42' 55.577" N, 15° 40' 49.058" E
Pec pod Sněžkou

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Vyrovka Mountain hut (Eagle-Owl hut) is lying on the highest ridge part of Krkonoše mountains (Giant Mountains) in 1356 meters above the see level, on the crossroads from Strážné to the Luční bouda (Meadow hut) and from Špindlerův mlýn (ski resort) to Pec pod Sněžkou (mainly known as a starting point to ascend the Czech highest mountain called Snežka). It was originally called Geiergucke hut – the name was connected with previous border guard troops. Výrovka hut is a favorite and well-known spot for tourist and a point between the western and eastern parts of Krkonoše (Giant mountains) - the highest mountain range in the Czech Republic. At the beginning of 20th century, the nearby Havel Mountain Hut and two military buildings were built, but unfortunately all of the houses burnt out in November 1947. Even after this disaster, Vyrovka hut was restored at the beginning of the 1980‘s. Vyrovka hut is surrounded by original mountain landscape and all visitors can explore rich mountain fora and views of the highest mountain range in the Czech Republic. If you consider accommodation, Vyrovka hut offers standard mountain lodge accommodation with double rooms or suites. For „one night“ tourists there is a dormitory style of accommodation accompanied by prefect meal service including the famous Czech draught beers and sauna, etc.. All prices include breakfast. It‘s one of the best lying mountain huts in the Czech Republic, perfectly suitable for summer hikes or bike trips. Winter offers ski touring or cross-country skiing opportunities as well as snowshoeing trips.

When winter comes, there is an artificial ice fall connected with hut aprox height it about 14 meters with three separate lines for climbing. Ice fall effectice operative is dated from beginnig of January until end of March each winter season. Ice fall is run with cooperation with Namche guides company. UIAGM/IFMGA certified guides can provide you ice climbing course include this there is a free of charge Grivel material test center. Vyrovka mountian hut is running also their own skitouring test centre of SKI TRAB. So you can rent and try simpe skitoring trips around the hut. Vyrovka hut can offer you also UIAGM /IFMGA mountain guide service for this skitouirng activity. Nowadays Vyrovka hut is also perfectly know as a centre of avaalanche safety education , so there are running of several of avalanche courses runned by UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides which are open for anyone who wanted to be educated in this problematics.