The summer season in Špičák is going to be enriched by a lot of events this year. Because Špičák is a sport centre, sport events should dominate. Nevertheless, we will not forget about culture and education, too. Apart from the traditional events, for example Bikepark opening (June 4) or iXS European Downhill Cup (1 – 3 July,) which is going to return to Špičák for the seventh time, we would like to introduce some innovations such as the Day with the National Park of Šumava.
The winter operation was stopped on Easter Monday 28 March. The summer operation of the chairlift and the bikepark starts on Saturday 4 June. On this day, we are going to organize an event including a live concert again - Bikepark opening. The later start of the summer season is determined by the decision of the offices for protection of nature.
Since September 13 are both the bikepark and the chairlift in operation only at the weekend. The weekend‘ s operation lasts until October 25. After that the summer operation will be stopped. The same opening hours are valid for the bike rental and the bike service.
We have prepared four special stages for this year’s Giant Enduro Race Špičák. Two of them are absolutely new and we have also changed more than a half of two other stages. Like in the previous races we are trying to offer a most diversiform and funniest race. Although we use the possibilities of our great bikepark, it will not be a ‘park‘ enduro. The track Struggle will be touched just by the final special stage of Race category.
The new parking place, which has been expected for a long time, has been finally finished. The visitors of Ski&bike Špičák can use it free of charge in the mode of early usage. The construction of the parking place, whose capacity is 230 cars, is supported by Pilsen Region with a sum of money 5 million CZK. The total investment is 17 million CZK. In summer you can use an access road from the parking place to the resort. In winter the road changes into a piste, which is 200 metres long. You can use a button lift to get back to the parking place. There is also planned a cash desk in winter so that you can buy the skipass.
More than 330 bikers from 25 countries have already applied for the weekend‘s iXS European Downhill Cup (EDC) races. Ski&Bike Špičák organize the fourth race of the series from Friday August 14 to Sunday August 16. There is no other race in the Czech Republic with riders of such quality. Apart from European riders there you will see also riders from remote destinations, such as Australia, New Zealand, Argentina or South Africa. This top series is coming to Špičák for the 6th time in a row and it traditionally promises a gorgeous show in all parts of the track. The final races take place on Sunday August 16 at 12:30. There is no entrance fee during the races.
There is full summer operation in Špičák. Both the chairlift and the bikepark are open every day. You can take delight in a few novelties. From the lookout tower on the peak you can use the panoramic maps to recognize the summits in the surroundings. You can even see the mountains in the Alps by good visibility. Parents and children may be guided from Špičák to Devil´s Lake by a naughty and omniscient hare. Its name is hidden in a puzzle, which you must solve on your way.
On Monday 15 June there is a planned interruption in electricity supply in the village of Špičák. This is the reason why the chairlift and the whole sport resort will be out of operation. Daily operation starts on Tuesday 16 June. Without breaks it is going to continue until 13 September. After that the resort and the chairlift will be in operation at weekends until the end of October.
Bikepark Špičák has been improving its position among the European top bikeparks for nine years. Since its opening in 2007 have both the bikepark and Špičák as a destination for a summer trip or summer holidays done a great progress. This year the summer season starts at the last weekend in May by a festive opening on Saturday May 30, including the traditional evening concert. The warm up will be done by the great songwriter HARRY GUMP and then there will be SWALLOW´S ROSE. During the first two weeks of the season the tracks will be open only at weekends and since June 13 they will be in operation every day.
At the last weekend in May the chairlift in Špičák will be in operation again and the tracks of the bikepark will be open. We are going to start the summer season with weekend operation, which is going to last for two weeks. Since June 13 the chairlift is going to be in operation daily.
The first bike day of the season is going to last until the night because in the evening there will be a live concert of two bands. Live on a big stage there will perform HARRY GUMP with the band and band SWALLOW´S ROSE. The entry is FREE!