The modern 4-seat chairlift to Skrzyczne and 14 km of sunlit slopes – that’s the offer of Szczyrk, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland. It’s worth to come here for skiing.
Another ski season is fast approaching and you can start to consider which slopes to conquer this year. Alps? Dolomites? Or maybe the Pyrenees? Against foreign mountains which peak at 3,000 meters, our mountains fall quite modest, however, they also have a lot to offer. Especially, when we’re talking about a resort with the biggest number of ski lifts and ski slopes in Poland, namely Szczyrk.
The resort is located in the valley of the river Żylica, in the Silesian Beskid. From the south, it’s surrounded by the massive Skrzyczne, and from the north by mountain group Klimczok. It attract the interest of tourists both in winter and summer, which is due to its excellent climatic conditions.
Winter in Szczyrk
Szczyrk is full of life all year round, but in winter in particular. Then, avid snowboarders and skiers flock from all over the country, who can use over 30 ski runs of varying difficulty and a total length of 14 km. One of them is the black run No. 23 FIS – Skrzyczne - Doliny Dunacie, which holds a license of the International Ski Federation FIS for the hosting of any event in Alpine skiing, including World Cup. It’s artificially snowed, its length is 2800 m, and the level difference - 650 m.
The resort is growing rapidly. Already in the upcoming winter season we’ll be able to use modern lift to Skrzyczne, which will consist of a 4-seat chairlift in the Central Sports Center. The new acquisition is not only larger than the previous lift, which was carrying only two people, but above all much faster. The changes can also be seen in Szczyrk’s Ski Centre (Szcyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski - SON). The construction of huge and, most importantly, free parking at Juliany has been finished.
The attractions of the resort
In Szczyrk no one will be bored. Picturesque mountain peaks silhouetted on the horizon, including Malinów, Magura and Kotarz, encourage to go hiking one of the many hiking trails. It’s a perfect starting point for numerous hiking and biking trails, therefore, it’s not surprising that fans of mountain biking are interested in the resort on par with amateurs of exploring the area on foot. Here come the amateurs and professionals - everyone will find something suitable. The more that sports and tourists infrastructure is extremely developed, which allows for intensive trainings in excellent conditions.
Central Sports Centre Olympic Training Center in Szczyrk (COS OPO) boasts of an extremely wide sports and recreation facilities. It includes, among others, a multi-purpose sports hall with biological regeneration and gym, beach volleyball courts, a sports stadium and an indoor swimming pool. Guests can also use tennis courts and fields for team games.
Szczyrk is one of the most popular mountain resorts in the country. It guarantees wonderful landscapes, clean air and endless opportunities for spending free time.