OverviewThe Snowy peak-holes (Sniezne Kotly in Polish) lie in t he heart of the Karkonosze Mountains, south-west part of Poland.
The Karkonosze Mountains are also known as Giant mountains or Riesengebirge in German.
The mountains itselves are no higher than 1602 m (the highest peak - Sniezka), but the Snowy peak-holes are 300m high ice/snow walls and are a great place for winter climbing.
Getting ThereBefore getting into the mountains, you need yo get to Jelenia Gora which is close to.
You need to fly to Wroclaw (just over 100km from Jelenia Gora), than you can take a train or bus straight to Jelenia Gora.
The buses run every hour, trains every 2-3 hours.
You can also get there by car from Wroclaw, Zielona Gora or Prague.
Red TapeThe Snowy peak-holes (Sniezne Kotly) are a national reserve and climbing is only permited in January/February.
It is closed for the climbers for the rest of the year.
It is also situated in the Karkonosze National Park so there is an entry fee.
CampingNo camping allowed as it is a national park.
It is possible to stay at the mountain hut nearby (Schronisko pod Smielcem).