Karpacz is a spa town and ski resort in Jelenia Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, south-western Poland, and one of the most important centres for mountain hiking and skiing, including ski jumping. Its population is about 4,500. Karpacz is situated in the Karkonosze Mountains - a resort with increasing importance for tourism as an alternative to the Alps.
Karpacz is located at 480 to 885 metres (1,575-2,904 ft) above sea level. South of Karpacz on the border to the Czech Republic there is Mount Snezka-Sniezka (1,602 m (5,256 ft)).
In Karpacz Górny a gravity hill is located where bottles appear to roll uphill. There is also a Norwegian stave church, moved here from Vang, Norway in the mid-19th century. Tourists very often choose to go hiking on local mountain trails.