Harrachov, Czech Republic 12 inches. The Czech Republic and all of its ski stations get the nod today as powder capital of the World. Harrachov lies in the altitude of 686 meters above sea level and belongs to the most significant recreation and sports centres in the western part of the Giant Mountains. Thanks to its ideal location near the border to Poland it is one of the most visited ski resorts in the Czech Republic.
The city is dominated by the famous center for ski jumps on Certova Hora ("Devil's Mountain“) directly above town. The first ski jump in Harrachov was built in 1920. With the construction of the new ski resort with standard cross-country skiing tracks, ski slopes and in particular ski jumps in 1980 the most famous era of Harrachov began. Sportsmen practise almost all year round on total 8 ski jumps, some of which are made of plastic. The attractive ski jumps are the peak of sporting events in Harrachov. Learn more