The picturesque mountain town of Pec pod Sněžkou (750 m.a.s.l.) is the most frequent starting point of the trip to the mount Sněžka. You can walk either through Giant Mine (Obří důl) past the chalet Slezská or through Růžohorky and the mount Růžová. The easiest way to get to the highest mountaintop of the Czech Republic is to go by the cableway Pec pod Sněžkou ? Sněžka.
The traditional two-seater chairlift was transporting tourists all year long from 1949 to 2 September 2012 when its operation was terminated. In the course of this period, 20 million tourists came to the cableway that took more than 7.2 million travellers to the top of Sněžka. At the moment, the cableway is undergoing total reconstruction.
The new cableway is being built by the building company BAK stavební společnost, a.s. from Trutnov together with the company LEITNER A.G. from Italy, the supplier of technology, that is one of the two greatest producers of mountain means of transport.
The cableway leads in its original route, only the bottom station in Pec pod Sněžkou has been relocated lower towards the chalet Lesovna. New technology is used here, i.e. one-cable circulating cableway with four-seater covered cable cars that are detached at the station from the tow cable.
The cableway will be put into operation no later than in March 2014.