Szklarska Poreba will host the World Cup Championships in Classical Skiing in 2012!
The calendar of events is available at the Centre of Cross-Country Skiing in Szklarska Poreba - Jakuszyce in the winter season 2010/2011
It is widely known that Szklarska Poreba is the center of active leisure. Regardless of the season one can do sports and have fun at the same time. Winter is not only downhill skiing or snowboarding, but also cross-country skiing.
Nordic skiing, is now going through a period of glory and becoming increasingly popular among skiers. Every year more and more people learn cross-country skiing. It does not take a professional sportsperson to freely use the trails and appreciate the sport. Anyone can take up cross-country skiing.
All you have to do is Szklarska Poreba and Jakuszycka Glade on the map of the Jizera Mountains and have some free time. It is a legendary place, where in winter you can successfully train cross-country skiing.
- cross-country skiing trails have a length of about 100 km,
- all of the routes form loops in the shape of clover leaf and join together, giving the possibility to combine the selection of routes, or adapt to your needs,
- part of the route is approved by the FIS
- due to the wonderful climate, the snow cover lasts here with a thick layer until late spring,
- on-site equipment rentals to practice cross-country skiing, and instructors who will help choose the right equipment.
- equipment rentals, shopping, dining and sanitary facilities await cross-country skiers in the Jakuszycka Glade on the main road in Jakuszyce.
For over 30 years now, Szklarska Poreba has been the host of a great celebration of classic skiing – the Piast Race. From the vary beginning, the event is associated with the figure of Julian Gozdowski - commodore of the race, organizer, president of the Piast Race Association.
In 2010, during the Gala of Sports Champions, Julian Gozdowski received a prestigious award in the category for the Best Mass Event. Since 13 June 2008, the Piast Race is part of the Worldloppet (Worldloppet Ski Federation) - World Endurance Racing League, which now consists of fifteen races around the world.
The amazing atmosphere of the Jizera Mountains is particularly noticeable in the vicinity of the Jakuszycka Glade. The World Cup Champion Justyna Kowalczyk, who took part in this cross-country skiing competition was greatly impressed by the place and by the route: "... it's the only place in Poland to organize future world-class running events. This is a great training base with excellent snow conditions"*.
Both professionals and amateurs train side by side at the cross-country routes in Szklarska Poreba. At the cross-country skiing trails we can also spot, the vice-champion in mountain biking - Maja Włoszczowska.
The fabler route through the "Airplane", a picturesque valley of the Jizera River, the legendary Eagle Village, the hostel at the Mountaineers hut - these are just some of the magical places in the Jizera Mountains.
Piast Race Association 58-580 Szklarska Poreba-Jakuszyce
Tel./fax 75 717 33 38, Tel: 75 717 20 22,