Szklarska Poręba – The Peral of Karkonosze
Szklarska Poręba an important centre of tourism and winter sports at the foot of the Karkonosze Mountains, on the Kamienna River. Within the town borders different heights from 650 to 900 m above sea level. Several guest-houses, hotels and holiday centers, as well as ski- runs and lifts.
Szklarska Poręba is the major centre of winter sports in the Sudetes Mountains. The skiers and boarders can enjoy the local slopes from December till mid- April. The most attractive is the area of Mt Szrenica with its Ski Arena, cable car and diversifiedski trails. The latter include the FIS downhill run, a very long Lolobrigida trail (4444 metres) and the lit at night Puchatek. Various championships in alpine skiing and snowboarding are organized in the area.
The town is also good base for those interested in mountain routes, picturesque waterfalls and unique rock formations. the qualtites of Szklarska Poręba provide tourists with active holidays not only in winter season but for the entire year.