Pec pod Sněžkou is one of the most important mountain resorts in the Czech Republic. This fact results from its location among the highest peaks of the Giant Mountains, the beautiful landscape and sceneries, and convenient ski terrain which is also suitable for hiking and biking in summer. You can get to the highest point accessible by bikers in the Czech Republic – the saddle of Luční hora.
The town is scattered on mountain slopes but it is mainly concentrated in two valleys. The first one comprises the valley of the river Úpa which ends in beautiful glacier-shaped Obří důl. The valley of Zelený potok is the other one. Its basin was not glaciated so much but still several reminders of the Ice Age have remained. Typical examples include the ravines of Vlčí jámy south-west of Hnědý vrch.
Pec pod Sněžkou is surrounded by a lot of mountains and hills. There is Růžová hora (1,300m AMSL) in the south-east, and a line of the three highest mountains in the Giant Mountains – Sněžka (1,602m), Studniční hora (1,554m) and Luční hora (1,547m) in the north. The town is bordered by Zadní planina (1,423m) and Liščí hora (1,363m) in the west. The circle is almost closed by the slopes of Javor (1,014m) between which and Růžová hora the river Úpa runs.