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Szklarska Poręba - gigantic winter fun in the Giant Mountains!



Szklarska Poręba (Schreiberhau) lays in the river bed of the Zacken, between the Eastern extension of the Jizera Mountains and the north face of the Giant Mountains, at an altitude of up to 886 m. This picturesque place on earth is know today as one of the most important tourism centres in the Polish part of this massif. Not only poets an writers let themselves be inspired by this wonderful natural landscape, also winter hikers will find what they are looking for. Let yourself be transported up the mountain to the 1,326 m high peak of the Reifträger by the double chair lift, and go on a hike to the fascinating snow caverns, look out for the source of the Elbe River and possibly even cross over the border to the Czech Republic.

Szklarska Poręba offers ideal conditions for active winter sports, thanks to it's good location and high likeliness of snow. Even back in the first half of the 19th century there was a 7 km long toboggan run down into the valley. Up the mountain you had to go by horse. Every winter many tourists come to the resort, as the ski area at the Reifträger (Szrenica) also has some artificially snowed pistes and is known as one of the most attractive ski areas in whole Eastern Europe.

Ski
One of the most attractive and most popular ski areas in Poland is to be found in Sklarska Poreba (Schreiberhau). Although the resort and ski area are located not nearly as high as other European ski areas (peak of the Reifträger approx. 1,362 m altitude) the special micro climate provides snow conditions comparable to the Alps. The ski area is divided into two sections. Closer to the resort are the easier and less challenging pistes to be found, which are ideal for families with children. In total the ski area around the mountain offers approx. 15 km of pistes with easy to intermediate difficulty. The longest descent, the Lolobrygida (4,400 m) covers a difference in altitude of 637 m. The area around Sklarska Poreba is also perfect for cross-country skiers.

In the closer surroundings of the valley station there are some pubs, which are good choice for receiving a tasty meal and some drinks for a good price. On resort there are various options to take par in Polish apres ski. This is however, hardly comparable to the Austrian version. People rather get together in the evening to relax and end the day easily. In the local pubs and discos however you can really get going on international music hits, which however are mostly translated into Polish. Apres ski on new level.

Beside loads of fun on the piste, the area also offers one of the best cross-country areas. In the Jacob Valley (Jakuszyce), a district of Sklarska Poreba lays one of the best cross-country networks in Poland. On approx. 100 km of prepared tracks and of varying difficulties can beginners and pros alike skate and ski to their heart's desire. The perfectly connected trails are designed in the curvy image of a clover leaf. Professionals and hobby sports enthusiasts can both be found here and thanks to the ideal climatic conditions and the really well-prepared trails the World Cup 2012 in classic cross-country style even took place here.

Skiing region
Highest point ski area1.362 m
Lowest point ski area707m
Village height707m
Number of lifts8
Number of drag lifts6
Number of chair lifts2
Number of cable cars0
Total pistes27 km
Green/blue pistes10 km
Red pistes15 km
Black pistes27 km


Szklarska Poreba | Szklarska Poręba (Schreiberhau) lays in the river bed of the Zacken, between the Eastern extension of the Jizera Mountains and the north face of the Giant Mountains, at an altitude of up to 886 m. This picturesque place on earth is know today as one of the most important tourism centres in the Polish part of this massif

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Hotel Krysztal Spa, Szklarska Poreba

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Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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        Szrenicowy Dwor, Szklarska Poreba

        Szrenicowy Dwor

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          Rentplanet Apartament Urocza, Szklarska Poreba

          Rentplanet Apartament Urocza

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            Sun And Snow Resort Szklarska Poreba, Szklarska Poreba

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              Czarny Kamien Resort And Spa, Szklarska Poreba

              Czarny Kamien Resort And Spa

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                Cristal Resort, Szklarska Poreba

                Cristal Resort

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                  Palac Pakoszow, Szklarska Poreba

                  Palac Pakoszow

                  Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                    Cristal Resort By Zdrojowa, Szklarska Poreba

                    Cristal Resort By Zdrojowa

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                      Cottonina Villa Mineral Spa Resort, Szklarska Poreba

                      Cottonina Villa Mineral Spa Resort

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                        Platinum Mountain Resort, Szklarska Poreba

                        Platinum Mountain Resort

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                          Krysztal Conference Spa, Szklarska Poreba

                          Krysztal Conference Spa

                          Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                            Cristal Resort Szklarska, Szklarska Poreba

                            Cristal Resort Szklarska

                            Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                              St. Lukas Sanatorium Spa, Szklarska Poreba

                              St. Lukas Sanatorium Spa

                              Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                                Swieradow, Szklarska Poreba

                                Swieradow

                                Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                                  Hotel Blue Mountain Resort, Szklarska Poreba

                                  Hotel Blue Mountain Resort

                                  Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                                    Radisson Hotel Szklarska Poreba, Szklarska Poreba

                                    Radisson Hotel Szklarska Poreba

                                    Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                                      Platinum Mountain Resort And Spa, Szklarska Poreba

                                      Platinum Mountain Resort And Spa

                                      Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                                        Kristina Spa, Szklarska Poreba

                                        Kristina Spa

                                        Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                                          Interferie Sport Bornit, Szklarska Poreba

                                          Interferie Sport Bornit

                                          Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                                            Willa Odkrywcow, Szklarska Poreba

                                            Willa Odkrywcow

                                            Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                                              Jakuszyce Sport And Spa, Szklarska Poreba

                                              Jakuszyce Sport And Spa

                                              Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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                                                Interferie Aquapark Sport Hotel, Szklarska Poreba

                                                Interferie Aquapark Sport Hotel

                                                Szklarska Poreba, Poland, Poland

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