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Even the names of the best-known Sudeten peaks promise white madness: Snieznik and Sniezka (the names come from the word ‘snieg’ which means ‘snow’). But it’s not only there that skiers will find many well-prepared trails. You can also ski in Szklarska Poreba (Szrenica) or in Zieleniec in the Orlica Mountains. For those who prefer cross-country skiing, Lower Silesia also has a lot to offer – the Piast Race, which the largest Polish cross-country race taking place every year on Jakuszyce Glade, included.

There are more and more, both downhill and cross-country, ski runs in Lower Silesia every year. Those already existing are, in turn, being prepared more and more professionally for the season to meet the expectations of skiers who often have experience from foreign resorts.

One of the most popular destinations for the amateurs of white madness is certainly the Black Mountain – providing a total of over 10 km of slopes with several dozen lifts (three of them are the so-called sofas, including the most modern 6-seater chairlift in Poland). Nearby there are two more ski stations – in Ladek-Zdroj and Kamienica – and all three of them form one complex located in the Snieznik Massif region. The second important centre is the aforementioned complex of ski slopes in Zieleniec in the Orlice Mountains, where skiers will use 21 km of slopes and over 20 lifts. In addition, skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts should also not be bored in Karpacz, Kopa by Sniezka, Swieradow-Zdroj, Rzeczka or Nowa Morawa.


Cross-country skiers certainly do not need to be reminded of Jakuszyce Glade – the capital of Polish cross-country skiing for tourists from all over Poland. Apart from the slopes in the vicinity of Szklarska Poreba it is worth going to Klodzko Structural Basin. Jamrozowa Glade in Duszniki Zdroj offers over 70 km of routes of varying difficulty and in the nearby complex in Zieleniec or in Spalona there will be space prepared for the needs of all cross-country skiing enthusiasts. And where else can you do the cross-country skiing in Lower Silesia? On the routes around Wroclaw, in Karlow near Szczeliniec in the Table Mountains, in Sienna, Janowa Gora and Nowa Morawa in the Snieznik Massif and in many other places.

Ski resorts:


Our recipe for an unforgettable holiday in the region

ANDRZEJÓWKA – mountain hostel

A unique place, mountain trips, idyllic landscapes - the PTTK Andrzejówka mountain hostel.

The Okraj Pass and the Na Przełęczy Okraj shelter

The pass is located in the eastern Karkonosze Mountains and rises to a height of 1046 m above sea level.

Mirsk commune

An urban-rural commune in the south-western part of the Lower Silesia Province, situated at the foot of the Izera Mountains, on the route from Szklarska Poręba to Świeradów-Zdrój.

Czarna Góra in winter

Czarna Góra Resort - ski & leasure center

Karkonosze (Giant Mountains)

We have great prospects for the future! Conquer the highest mountain range of the Sudetes

Hala Izerska and Chatka Górzystów

A vast meadow in the Izera Mountains, located on the popular tourist route connecting Szklarska Poręba with Świeradów-Zdrój.


It is the highest district of Szklarska Poręba (included in the city in 1945), known primarily for the fact that the largest Polish cross-country skiing center is located here, in which international ski competitions are organized every year (including the one taking place at Polana Jakuszycka the famous Piast Race since 1976).

Szklarska Poręba

The history of Szklarska Poręba was always bound with the progress of glass industry, with the search for precious gemstones, and from the 19th century with mountain tourism.


When the winter snows melt and the trails in the mountains become more friendly and accessible, many of you set off to the mountains to reach the highest peak of the Karkonosze Mountains and whole Lower SIlesia - Śnieżka. We understand it perfectly, because to be in Karpacz and not to stand on its top is like ... not to be in Karpacz.


The Sudetes stretch in a 300 km long arc in the south-west of Poland along the Polish-Czech border. The present appearance of the Sudetes is the result of long-term orogenic and denudative processes, when the mountains were uplifted and then destroyed.

Cross-country skiing routes

Cross-country skiing has a long tradition in Poland – the biggest among numerous events is the Piast Race, organized on the routes of the Jakuszycka Glade for over forty years, in which several thousand cross-country enthusiasts take part every year.