The best way to achieve such an objective is to put on the cross-country skis. Poland never lacks snow, and the sports adventures never lacks snow, and the sports adventures are easy to find on the picturesque crosscounty tracks. The most renowned alpine skiing centres in Poland, such as Zakopane, Szczyrk, Wisła, Szklarska Poręba, Karpacz and Zieleniec have not only steep pistes to offer to downhill skiers, but also fl at plateaus and scenic valleys. Th ese are often very beautiful trails with splendid, panoramic view over the mountain peaks.

Cross-country skiing provides numberless opportunities for closer contact with nature. The areas located at the foot of the Tatras are perfectly suited for cross-country skiers. They can also enjoy runs along the marked hiking trails and fl at ridges of the hills. Such terrains can be easily found in the vicinity of Zakopane at Bukowina Tatrzańska and Białka, or a bit further north in the Gorce range, near the Zakopane north in the Gorce range, near the Zakopane Also the Beskid Mountains offer a number of opportunities to the enthusiasts of cross-country skiing. The areas near Szczyrk, Bielsko-Biała, Wisła, Ustroń and Korbielów can be recommended, and further east – the environs of Nowy Sącz, Krynica and Szczawnica. Gathering participants of all ages, the annual Jaworze Cross-Country Skiing.

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