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Szczyrk and surroundings in lousy weather. 5 places worth seeing when the weather is not conducive to mountain hiking

Although the weather in the mountains can be erratic, do not let it spoil your long-awaited trip. When the weather outside the window is not conducive to hiking in the mountains, we can discover the attractions of the lowlands. Szczyrk and its surroundings offer numerous ways to spend time on rainy days. There is something for everyone – mystery fans, those who want to relax their bodies, those who like water frenzy and those who are interested in sports history.

Chata Tajemnic Escape Room, Szczyrk

We recommend to mystery lovers Escape Room – Chata Tajemnic located in Szczyrk. Several scenarios of fun have been prepared for the visitors. So you can play the role of the best students of magic school, stray tourists for whom the biggest attraction of Szczyrk is escaping from a mountain hut of a highlander – murderer, descendants of a researcher of writing and culture leading the life in Yucatan or create an anti-terrorist team aiming at neutralizing a terrorist group. But, unfortunately, the time to solve the mystery and leave the room is limited!

Brine graduation tower, Szczyrk

Those who want to take care of their health should visit the brine graduation tower located in the Central Sports Center – Olympic Preparations Center in Szczyrk. The Crystal Salt Chamber was made of natural rock salt crystals. A stay in the graduation tower has a solid health-promoting effect – it perfectly strengthens the immune system, which is worth taking care of, especially during the autumn and winter. The graduation tower is open daily from 10:30 to 20:15, sessions last 45 minutes. The entrance fee is 10PLN.

Jerzy Kukuczka Memorial Chamber, Istebna

Suppose you are interested in the history of Polish Himalayan mountaineering and its leading figure, Jerzy Kukuczka. In that case, we encourage you to visit the Chamber of Memory dedicated to him in Istebna-Wilcze, in the family house of the climber. You can see numerous photographs of expeditions, climbing equipment, medals, decorations and books on mountain topics, and above all, feel the spirit of the famous Himalayan climber. Visits are possible after prior telephone arrangements.

The Tropikana pool complex in the Golebiewski Hotel, Wisla

Fans of water frenzy will have a lot of fun visiting the Tropikana swimming pool complex in the Golebiewski Hotel in Wisla. The water park offers a 25m long swimming pool, a 20m long recreational pool with waves and water spouts, a swimming pool with hydro-aerial massage, a paddling pool for children, outdoor pools open in the summer, and a terrace with deck chairs. Dry, steam and hypothermic grotto saunas and 8 Jacuzzi tubs are also available on site. The pool is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Adam Malysz Sports Trophy Gallery, Wisla

A visit to Wisla will also be a real treat for fans of Adam Malysz. Here, in the ski jumper’s town, a gallery presents sports trophies, including the most valuable medals won during the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and Vancouver and Crystal Globes for triumphs in the overall World Cup. In the gallery, we can also see the ski equipment.

The gallery is open in season daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After the season, from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission: 10PLN for adults, 9PLN for adults children.

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What to take on a trip to the mountains?

Pleasant temperatures, longer days, and availability of trails – summer hiking is a proven recipe for a successful vacation. However, no matter what time of year it is, every trip needs to be well prepared to ensure comfort and safety during the climb. Therefore, we suggest what to pack for a trip on the Beskid trails!

Appropriate clothing

In the mountains, there is a rule to wear several layers of clothing. This applies not only on cold winter days but also in the summer. Weather, which is good in the valleys, during the climbing or the passing of the day may change dynamically. It is worth being prepared for any eventuality. During the holiday season, clothing made of thermal-regulating synthetic fibres or merino wool reigns supreme on the trails – thin T-shirts wick moisture effectively, dry quickly and are odour resistant. In addition, many models feature UV protection and even cooling technology. Cotton shirts do not work at all as they create a “wet compress” on your back after an intensive effort. The choice of pants, especially as far as their length is concerned, is a matter of individual preference. Still, a good idea may turn out to be 2-in-1 pants with a removable leg. We will appreciate them, especially when a penetrating wind catches us on the summit. Fleece or softshell and a rain jacket packed in a backpack will also ensure preparation for a breakdown in the weather.

Comfortable shoes

Maximum comfort is essential while walking kilometres in the mountains, and trekking shoes can provide it. It would be good if they were equipped with a slightly higher upper and mountain sole, guaranteeing optimal cushioning and stability of your steps. Due to changeable weather conditions, waterproof models are the best choice. The size of shoes is also essential – too tight or too loose will make it especially difficult for us to go down from the mountains. An alternative for hot weather is also mountain sandals, which are suitable for less demanding trails. You should also choose good socks to go with your shoes. Instead of sweat-storing cotton, opt for merino wool reinforced with synthetic fibres, which will allow your feet to breathe.

Protection from the sun

Although it encourages day hikes in the mountains, summer weather means strong exposure to the sun, which on the trails will be even more severe than in the lowlands. A cap or a hat will protect us from harmful UV rays and be placed in our backpacks. It should be made of light and airy materials and equipped with a special mesh. An exciting alternative is multifunctional buff slings, which can be tied in many ways. With their help, we can also create a practical scarf, wristband or hairband. In addition, do not forget to take sunscreen with a high protection factor, which will protect against painful burns. Finally, sunglasses with a UV filter will protect our eyes.

Water supply

During intensive workouts, do not forget to regularly refill the water. It is essential, especially if you plan to hike in the heat. A reusable bottle, which you can fill up in a mountain chalet or with water from a mountain stream, will protect you from dehydration. Another convenient solution is a water bottle, which will provide us with freedom of drinking while walking. It might be good to take a thermos with you, but unlike in winter, we should pour the cooled beverage into it. This way, it will keep its low temperature for longer.

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Szczyrk in summer – what attractions are waiting for you?

Szczyrk, known as the ski capital of Poland, has plenty of attractions to offer – also in the summer. In winter, the town attracts skiing fans, in the holiday season tempts with active rest on the trail and off it. Various attractions await visitors to Beskid Śląski. Among them, mountain hiking enthusiasts, sightseeing fans, as well as supporters of blissful rest, which awaits in Przystanek Góry, will find something for themselves.

Summer on a mountain trail

Summer holidays in Szczyrk are ideal for less and more experienced hikers. The picturesque area of the Beskid Śląski Mountains is a real treat for hiking enthusiasts who will find perfectly marked trails offering excellent views. We recommend in particular Skrzyczne, towering over the town – 1257 m above sea level and belonging to the Crown of Polish Mountains, to which the blue trail leads. Apart from Skrzyczne, a climb to Klimczok and trips to the Salmopol Pass, Malinowska Skała, and the Karkoszczonka Pass are also worthwhile.

Discovering the charms of Szczyrk

Szczyrk is famous for its many mountain trails of varying difficulty, but not only. Apart from hiking, many other attractions are waiting for those who spend their holidays here. In particular, we recommend a summer walk along the promenade by the Żylica River – fans of active leisure can also explore this restored space by running, Nordic walking or cycling. The trail starts at the Town Hall and runs along the Żylica River to the square in the centre, and then past the Central Sports Centre to Buczkowice. Another must-see during your holiday in Szczyrk is a visit to the complex of three ski jumps located on the northern slope of Skalite Mountain. We recommend a stop at the Eliksir stud farm for parents with children, situated at the foot of the Skalite and Skrzyczne mountains, where children can take a ride on a lunge. For those hungry for culinary experiences, we recommend a visit to the climatic Polish Tavern with traditional decor, regional dishes and the sounds of highlander music. By the way, it is also worth visiting the nearby town of Wisła, which offers fantastic walking routes, rides on the Wisła Train and attractions related to Adam Małysz.

Attractions of the Przystanek Góry

A summer stay in Szczyrk will be long remembered by those craving for close contact with nature, but not only. There are also great attractions waiting for those staying at the Przystanek Góry. We have prepared a holiday package valid from June to September. Apart from comfortable accommodation and delicious breakfasts, we have taken care of our guests’ free time. In the extensive garden, we have created a special relaxation zone with deckchairs, where you can breathe in the pure mountain air and regenerate after a hike. In the atmospheric gazebo, we organise bonfires with sausage roasting in the evenings. The children’s hearts will be stolen by the outdoor recreation area with a wooden house, a sandbox and a small swimming pool.


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Hiking trails in Szczyrk – what is worth visiting?

Walking in the mountains is an excellent form of physical activity, which provides close contact with nature. The picturesque surroundings of Szczyrk are ideal for hiking. Well marked and varied trails offer beautiful views that will delight anyone. Here is an overview of the three most interesting routes for hikers, in our opinion!

From the Salmopol Pass to Skrzyczne

Our list opens with a route to the highest peak of Beskid Śląski, i.e. Skrzyczne, 1257 m above sea level. You can get to the top not only on foot but also by train from Szczyrk. However, those who complete the peaks belonging to the Crown of Polish Mountains have several trails to choose from – including the red trail we recommend and then the green one from the Salmopol Pass (Biały Krzyż). This one, although slightly longer than the others, offers by far the most picturesque views. On the way, there is a stop at Malinowska Skala. The hardships of the trek will be rewarded by the unique panorama of the Beskid Śląski, Beskid Żywiecki, Tatra Mountains – both Polish and Slovak and even Mala Fatra. At the top, there is also the PTTK Skrzyczne mountain hostel, an observation deck, the upper cableway station and the Radio and Television Broadcasting Centre with a characteristic mast.

Length: 7.9 km
Walking time: 2h45min
Route preview on the Tourist Map

To Klimczok and Błatnia with a stop at Uncle Tom’s Cottage

Another trail worth following while staying in Szczyrk leads to Klimczok (1117 m), which is the highest peak located in the northern part of the Silesian Beskid. We start the trip in the very centre of the town, and after a short while, we start a steep, rocky, but not very long climb through the forest. Following the yellow trail, you will reach Uncle Tom’s Cottage, a shelter on the Karkoszczonka Pass. A stylish highlander cottage, arranged in an old plantation from 1918, is an ideal place for a short stopover. Afterwards, continue along the red trail towards Siodlo pod Klimczokiem. From here, return to the yellow trail and hike through Trzy Kopce pod Klimczokiem to reach the PTTK mountain hostel on Błatnia.

Length: 10.2 km
Walking time: 3h47min
Route preview on the Tourist Map

PTTK Szyndzielnia via Siodło pod Klimczokiem

The ranking closes with a slightly shorter, though no less scenic, the blue trail to Klimczok with a visit to the PTTK Szyndzielnia mountain hostel. Similarly to the other trails, you start in the centre of Szczyrk. At the height of the slalom slope, the trail turns right into Wrzosowa Street to start climbing up the bends up to the Na Górce Sanctuary, located at 670 metres. From here, there is a view of Skrzyczne. Going further in the north-western direction, you ascend along a forest road directly to Siodlo pod Klimczokiem. Less than several dozens of meters above the pass, in an eastward direction, there is Klimczok Hostel. However, we continue the route north along the red trail leading to the PTTK Szyndzielnia Mountain Hostel.

Length: 6.6 km
Walking time: 2h40min
Route preview on the Tourist Map

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May holidays in Szczyrk – what to do?

Although the beginning of this year’s spring weather is not spoiling us, everything points to a significant improvement which is to take place soon. It’s high time – after all, May is getting closer and closer, the favourite long weekend of many of us. This is a perfect opportunity to start the travel season and go to the mountains. We recommend Beskid Śląski and one of its most popular resorts – Szczyrk. How to plan a stay in this climatic town?

May Holidays 2023 in Szczyrk – when is it?


May Holiday 2023 will start this year on Saturday, April 29th, as May 1st, i.e. Labour Day, falls on Monday. The next day off – May 3rd Constitution Day – is Wednesday. This means that if we plan 3 days off in the first week of May, we can give ourselves a longer stay of up to 9 days.

However, regardless of the length of the trip, it is worth adjusting its plan to our personal needs and expectations. Nobody can be bored in the mountains! Especially in Szczyrk, located picturesquely in the Beskidy range, plenty of attractions await both adults and children.

Attractions for everyone – how to plan a May holiday in Szczyrk?

  • Hiking along the Beskid trails

The beautiful surroundings of Szczyrk are a natural paradise for hiking enthusiasts. Perfectly marked trails provide excellent views and, most importantly, are ideal for both seasoned hikers and the less active. Those spending their May weekend in the mountains will find, among other things, Skrzyczne, the peak towering over the town. The highest mountain, 1257 m above sea level, belonging to the Crown of Polish Mountains, can be reached via the blue trail from Szczyrk itself and a chairlift. We also recommend climbing Klimczok and trips to the Salmopol Pass and Malinów. Also worth seeing are Malinowska Skała, Kotarz and the Karkoszczonka Pass.

  • Discover the charms of the town

Another attraction worth visiting during your stay in Szczyrk in May is the renovated pedestrian zone by the Żylica River, which allows you to discover the town’s charm. It is an ideal place for taking unhurried walks and jogging, Nordic walking, or cycling. Children’s hearts will be stolen by a visit to the Eliksir horse stud, located at the foot of the Skalite and Skrzyczne mountains. Children will be thrilled by a ride on a lunge. During your stay in Szczyrk in May, a must-see is also a visit to the complex of three ski jumps on the northern slope of Skalite Mountain. In case of bad weather, we recommend visiting the Beskid Art Gallery.

When planning a May weekend in Szczyrk, it is worth remembering its convenient location, which allows you to freely explore the area. In particular, we encourage you to visit Wisła, just over 20 km away, where a variety of attractions await you, including those associated with Adam Małysz – the ski jump named after him and a museum with the ski jumper’s trophies. Children will enjoy rides on the Wisla Train. At the same time, nature lovers will be delighted by a stroll through the Biała Wiselka Valley and the nearby Czerniańskie Lake in Wisła Czarne. In addition to Wisla, it is also worth visiting Istebna. Another 13 km away, where you will find, among other things:

  • Museum of Lace,
  • Chamber of Memory of Jerzy Kukuczka,
  • Chata Kawuloka, located on the trail of the Wooden Architecture Route.
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Spring regeneration – how to keep fit?

Winter is usually a time of reduced activity and more frequent infections. Changeable weather conditions, quickly falling dusk and less sunlight result in longer sitting indoors instead of outdoors. For this reason, many of us are so excited about the prospect of the approaching spring. How to prepare for the new season? What will promote the regeneration of our vital and mental forces? You will read about this in the article.

How to take care of your form in the spring? Discover 5 proven methods!

1.    Take care of mental and physical health

The upcoming spring and waking nature can ideally “recharge” our internal batteries. However, to take advantage of the changes taking place, we must first take care of our own health. For this purpose, it is worth doing some essential examinations to ensure that we are ready for more activity. We should also take care of work-life balance, properly balancing the time spent on work and rest. Finally, we must remember that stress is our enemy and always has a negative impact on our health.

2.    Remember about balanced diet and hydration

Although sometimes we think that the commonly known saying “you are what you eat” is an overused platitude, it turns out to be very accurate in practice. To regenerate your body after winter and gain energy, you need a proper diet. So make sure that before the arrival of spring on your plate, every day there are vegetables and fruits. Avoid too much theine and caffeine, and drink at least two liters of water instead. Minimize sugar and salt in your diet, instead opt for natural juices, which are a source of vitamins.

3.    Take care to relax

Various relaxation treatments also have a beneficial effect on the regeneration of your body. Meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, massages – there are many possibilities. Find time for activities that give you joy and allow you to forget about the hardships of a busy life. A good book, going to the pool, meeting friends will undoubtedly enable you to look at the world around you with optimism.

4.    Opt for a detox

Spring regeneration will take place faster if we take care of a detox. Processed food, sweets and lack of exercise slow down our metabolism. Then we feel constantly tired, lack energy and find it difficult to greet each new day. This trend can be reversed by periodic fasting, juice detox or sauna.

5.    Be active

Another proven way of spring regeneration is activity. We recommend first of all the outdoor activity. A walk after a hard day’s work will soothe your nerves and allow you to relax. A weekend trip outside the city or to the mountains will achieve even better results.

For those who want to rest close to nature, we recommend activity on the Beskid trails. There is no shortage of them in Szczyrk and its surroundings, and the difficulty of the routes can be gradually increased, at the same time communing with the awakening nature. After the activity, we invite you to relax in the Przystanek Góry, which offers comfortably equipped rooms with bathrooms, provides delicious breakfasts based on regional specialties and offers guests a garden with many attractions. You can be sure that time spent in such a way will foster regeneration and make our bodies ready for the arrival of spring.

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Ski touring – why try this winter sport?

An alternative to classic skis and snowboarding, an excellent substitute for hiking in winter, is how to ski touring can be briefly described. Known for many years and now popular again, ski touring is a perfect option for those who already practice winter sports and people who love hiking in the mountains. So why should you start your adventure with ski touring? Here are some reasons and solutions to make it easier.

Choose your favourite routes – check out the possibilities of ski touring

Thanks to its specific construction, touring skis offer more possibilities than their counterparts from the slopes. Thanks to its particular structure, it allows you not only to ski downhill or move on flat terrain. They also allow climbing and moving on a challenging route with different snow thicknesses.

They are also distinguished by their weight. They are lightweight and durable. An essential element of the touring skis is the seals – a material piece attached to the ski slope, which provides an excellent grip even in difficult terrain. It is interesting to note that seals were made of animal skin in ancient times, which is how they got their name. In addition, this type of ski has flexible bindings that allow you to change the position of your foot.

Where to start your skiing adventure?

Ski touring is ideal for those who already do winter sports and for laymen looking for an activity for the colder months. No matter how advanced you are, it’s a good idea to start by taking an instructor-led course to learn the proper technique, how to ski correctly, and how to cope with changing terrain.
If you are still unsure whether this sport is for you, it is worth renting equipment. In Szczyrk alone, within a few kilometres from Przystanek Góry, at least two rental companies offer this type of skiing.

The Beskids – a combination of close proximity to nature and interesting skit routes

Picturesque terrains and, at the same time, a good base of rental shops and courses run in the region make the Silesian Beskids a good destination for those who want to try this sport. In addition, ski touring fans often use charming places that are also familiar to them from their mountain hiking trips.
In the close proximity of the Przystanek Góry, there is, among others, a route dedicated to fans of ski touring leading to Skrzyczne. In the area, fans of this type of skiing have a chance to see Malinowska Skała, try to conquer Klimczok, and even take the longer trail to the Orle Gniazdo. Before the trip, it is worth talking to an instructor or checking out popular routes on the Traseo portal. This way, we can choose the optimal activity variant – adjusted to our skills and condition. You will have a chance to see many picturesque places inaccessible to those who ski on traditional slopes. Although this sport requires physical stamina due to the need to climb the peaks on your own, the effort is compensated by adrenaline and the possibility of close contact with nature. We invite you to see for yourself how rich the offer for active winter tourists is in Szczyrk. We will take care of your regeneration and rest after skiing in Przystanek Góry!

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Winter activities in Szczyrk

Szczyrk has been attracting lovers of active recreation for years. The Beskid resort, known as the winter capital of Poland, turns into a true sports eldorado with the arrival of cold and snowy days. Avid skiers and snowboarders, fans of cross-country skiing, and lovers of hiking mountain trails will have a great time here. We suggest what winter activities await visitors to the Silesian Beskid!

An active winter stay? Come to Szczyrk!

Szczyrk is a lovely place on the map of Poland in terms of opportunities for active leisure. The mountain resort, located at the foot of Skrzyczne and in the valley of the Żylica River, despite its small size, offers a vast number of attractions for visitors of all levels, regardless of fitness and age. We especially encourage you to test the winter activities waiting in the region.

White madness in modern ski resorts

Szczyrk is eagerly visited each year by fans of skiing. Those in the mountain village will find several ski resorts, which offer modern roller coasters, kilometers of slopes, schools, and kindergartens for those taking their first steps on skis or a board, as well as catering facilities to replenish energy between runs. Near the Przystanek Góry awaits the COS (Central Sports Center), with a cable car running from Szczyrk, through Jaworzyna, to the top of Skrzyczne. The station offers four trails with a total length of nearly 12 km. One of the country’s largest ski complexes, the Szczyrk Mountain Resort, also invites you to ski. It offers as many as 13 lifts and 23 km of trails of varying difficulty – so everyone will find something for themselves. Snowboarding fans, in turn, will be pleased with Snow Park Juliana with handrails, jumps, and other obstacles. We also recommend testing the offer of the Beskid Sport Arena, which has 4 ski slopes with a total length of 3.2 km, equipped with modern led lighting.

Hiking on the snowy trails of the Silesian Beskids

The Beskids are a straightforward dream destination for fans of hiking. All year round, a variety of hiking trails await them in the region, which in winter delight with breathtaking views of snow-covered peaks and valleys. The immediate surroundings of the Przystanek Góry offer excellent conditions for hiking. In particular, we recommend climbing the highest peaks of the entire Silesian Beskid: Skrzyczne (1257 meters above sea level) and Klimczok (1117 meters above sea level). Hikers will also have an unforgettable experience with trips to Karkoszczonka Pass and Malinowska Skała.

Cross-country skiing in wintry Szczyrk

Cross-country skiing is a winter sport that is growing in popularity each season. In Szczyrk, there is no shortage of scenic trails that attract avid cross-country skiers in the winter, as well as people who want to start their adventure with cross-country skiing. In particular, we recommend the cross-country trails of the Kubalonka Pass (with a length of 2.5, 3, 5, and 7.5 km). In addition, a special cross-country ski trail is also waiting for interested people located on Sosnowa Street in Upper Szczyrk (near the Ice Cave).

Przystanek Góry – an ideal base for active people

Planning an active winter stay in Szczyrk? We encourage you to take advantage of the offer of the Przystanek Góry, whose convenient location in the heart of the mountain resort allows you to explore its attractions freely. We provide maximum comfort after an active day for those who prefer to relax on the slope, trail, or cross-country trails. We offer carefully furnished rooms and varied buffet breakfasts made from local products. We also offer attractive winter stay packages.

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Skiing in Szczyrk – what attractions await in the 2022/2023 season?

Szczyrk, not without reason known as the winter capital of Poland, is an ideal place for fans of skiing. For avid skiers and snowboarders in the mountain resort, well-known and well-liked resorts await, offering kilometers of trails of varying levels. On the occasion of the inauguration of the 2022/2023 season, we have prepared a guide to the attractions of Szczyrk for skiers!

Ski resorts in Szczyrk

Planning a winter stay in one of the Beskid ski resorts? Then, come to Szczyrk – the 2022/23 season has just started! To keep up to date with the resort’s attractions for skiers, follow the news on the resorts’ websites and social profiles. In addition, you’ll find information on ski pass prices, active trails, and live video cameras straight from the slopes.

Visitors to the Przystanek Góry are recommended to test the following resorts:

Beskid Sport Arena

December 15 is the opening date for one of the region’s most popular ski resorts. Beskid Sport Arena, which could not be missing among Szczyrk’s attractions for skiers and snowboarders, as every year prepares a mass of surprises for fans of madness on white powder. The last frosty and snowy days were the perfect opportunities to prepare the best possible routes for the start of the season. Among them, there is something for both experienced winter sports enthusiasts and those who are just taking their first steps on skis or a board.

In BSA, you can ski down as many as four well-adapted slopes (two easy, a difficult, and very difficult), with a total length of 3,200 meters. All are equipped with a modern LED lighting system. In addition, the capacity of the railroad and lifts, estimated at 4,000 per hour, ensures the comfort of the slopes. The resort also operates a ski and snowboard school and a kindergarten for the youngest fans of white powder, as well as an equipment rental and service center. You will also take advantage of catering services on-site. Skiing every day from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Detailed information: https://beskidsportarena.pl/

Skrzyczne Central Sports Center

Skiers and snowboarders are also invited to plan an active holiday in the Beskydy Mountains at the Skrzyczne Central Sports Center. Four trails await Ondraszek (blue, 2460 m), Widokowa (blue, 2320 m), Kaskada (red, 3200 m), and FIS (black, 2800 m). The fun is provided by a modern cable car and a 4-person couch with a capacity of 2,400 people per hour, available along the entire stretch – from the lower station in Szczyrk, through Jaworzyna, all the way to the top of Skrzyczne. The center and cable car will be open daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Detailed information: http://www.skrzyczne.cos.pl/

Szczyrk Mountain Resort

The opening of the 2022/23 season at the famous Szczyrk Mountain Resort is scheduled for Saturday, December 17 – the inauguration will be accompanied by special events, including a party with regional delicacies and numerous competitions. One of the largest ski resorts in Poland is located on the slopes of the Małe Skrzyczne (1211 m) and Wierch Pośredni (1000 m) peaks. The resort offers 23 km of varied slopes (including 5 km of illuminated slopes), available from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Thanks to cooperation with the Central Sports Center and Beskid Sport Arena, users of the three Beskid resorts can use a common ski pass for slopes totaling more than 40 km. In addition, the center includes the Max Bear Academy, which conducts group ski lessons for children, as well as an equipment rental and service center.

Detailed information: https://www.szczyrkowski.pl/

White Cross

Also ready to welcome skiers and snowboarders is the White Cross Ski Complex, picturesquely located on the Salmopol Pass (commonly known as the White Cross). Trails available on-site will meet the expectations of both beginners and experienced skiers and snowboarders. Instructors are also available on-site, and riding equipment can be rented. The resort’s ski lift is open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Monday-Friday) and from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Saturday-Sunday). The resort’s facilities include a ski school, a ski rental shop, and a catering base. Right next to the trails, there is a sledding area.

Detailed information: https://bialykrzyz.com.pl/

After an active day on the slopes, we encourage you to regenerate in the comfortably furnished rooms of the Przystanek Góry. Also, to take advantage of our food offer and to participate in highland feasts. Furthermore, we provide easy access to Beskid ski resorts and access to a secure ski storage room.

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TOP 5 attractions in Szczyrk in winter time

Szczyrk is one of the most recognizable mountain sports centers in Poland. During the cold and snowy months, the Beskid resort turns into the capital of winter sports – fans of active recreation and fairy-tale views will have a wonderful time here. The list of Szczyrk attractions is really long. Here are 5 suggestions on what to do in Szczyrk in winter.

1.    Hiking along the winter trails of the Beskid Mountains.

One of the biggest attractions of Szczyrk in winter, as much as all year round, is the beautiful trails of the Silesian Beskid. Excellent time to traverse them will be spent by mountain hiking enthusiasts. The surroundings of Przystanek Góry offer ideal conditions for hiking. In the schedule of a winter stay, avid hikers should include an ascent of Skrzyczne and Klimczok – the two highest peaks of the Silesian Beskid. The trails leading to Malinowska Skała and Karkoszczonka Pass are also exceptionally scenic.

2.    White madness on the slopes

Szczyrk is sometimes called the winter skiing capital of the Beskids. Not without reason – fans of madness on the white powder will spend an unforgettable time in the ski resorts waiting in the area. Especially noteworthy is one of the country’s largest ski complexes: the Szczyrk Mountain Resort. With 13 lifts and 25 km of trails of varying difficulty, there is something for everyone. Snowboarding enthusiasts will enjoy the Juliana Snow Park with handrails, jumps, and other obstacles. Fans of skiing or boarding will also have an unforgettable time on the slopes of the Central Sports Center and the Beskid Sport Arena, offering 4 ski slopes with a total length of 3.2 km.

3.    Snow-covered promenade over the Żylica River

The promenade over the Żylica River is one of Szczyrk’s landmarks. Loved by locals and tourists alike, it is also delightful in its winter version. The area is perfect not only for leisurely walks but also for various activities. Those wishing to do so can march on its grounds with poles or try their hand at cross-country skiing. The path begins at the City Hall, from where it continues along the Żylica River to the square in the center. It continues past the Central Sports Center all the way to Buczkowice.

4.    Cable car to Skrzyczne and fabulous landscapes

Another of Szczyrk’s attractions is the cable car leading to Skrzyczne – the highest peak in the Silesian Beskid, measuring 1257 meters above sea level. A modern chairlift, available year-round, leads to the top, with an intermediate station at Hala Jaworzyna. The trip’s culmination is the magnificent winter landscapes stretching from the summit.

5.    Winter trip along the Route of Wooden Architecture

Szczyrk is not only a typical mountain attraction for fans of active recreation and breathtaking views but is also worth seeing monuments. For fans of interesting architecture, we recommend visiting the sanctuary of St. James the Apostle, a wooden building erected around 1800 and belonging to the Trail of Wooden Architecture of the Silesian Province. The building looks exceptionally picturesque in wintertime.

Przystanek Góry – a base for a winter tour of the Silesian Beskid.

Planning a winter stay in Szczyrk? We invite you to take advantage of the offer of Przystanek Góry – a guesthouse in the heart of the Silesian Beskid. Ideally located resort is conducive to enjoying all the attractions of the resort while providing maximum comfort of rest after an active day. We offer carefully furnished rooms and a varied buffet breakfast made from local products. For the youngest, we have prepared a colorful playroom. Check available dates and plan your winter vacation in Szczyrk!

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Location: Przystanek Góry Jarzębinowa 20 43-370 Szczyrk

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