First time we just did an experiment. First time skiing in Sklarska Poreba and Karpacz. Just after the wall went down. We already visited Czech in summer once around that year.
After that we kept going. Harrachov, Rokytnice, Spindleruv for several years, and then we bought a small house in Cerny Dul.
I have seen it building up form a dusty small mining village, into a touristic skiing resort together with Janske Lazne now.
First time it was two towing lifts, one for children, one for experienced. That was the U Lomu.
Now with one modern chairlift, a second hand Austrian chairlift and some additional towing it is a paradise when quiet. Snow is perfect and keeps perfect into late afternoon when it is below zero. Even when snowing.
In Janske it is just the other way around, so busy, and when snowing, the pistes get horrible for snowboarding within an hour.
Cerny dul was taken over by Dutch people between 98 and 2009. When Holliday’s where in Netherlands, Cerny dul tourists vs inhabitants was 2:1. Totally taking over with fireworks , discos etc. those times are over now. Mainly Russian and Poland are dominating now in winter season. Especially because the northern krknose gets less snow last years. Even this year it was green in the Polish side. When south it had 1+meters snow.
See some photos from Snezka this year on my website:
https://www.getiem.nl/europa/tsjechie/s ... ezka-2019/