Winter Kysuce


The Beskydy–Javorníky cross-country skiing trail was opened for operation on 21 January 2012. The project was designed and implemented by the Žilina self-governing region. 


Ski mountaineering is an increasingly popular winter sport all over the world and in Slovakia, too. In the area of Snowparadise Veľká Rača Oščadnica, ski mountaineers can benefit from many options, while respecting the given rules, of course.


The international ski centre, Snowparadise Veľká Rača Oščadnica lies in Kysuce, in the Kysucké Beskydy mountains. The centre is near the border of both the Czech Republic and Poland. Snowparadise is especially popular among tourists and visitors in winter season.


The ski centre, SKI MAKOV is situated in the village of Makov, Čadca district, Žilina region, in a protected landscape area Kysuce. The centre is popular in particular among young families with kids because of its wide slopes that enable safe skiing.


The ski centre ŠPORTCENTRUM lies directly in the centre of the village of Oščadnica. Two ski-lifts are available there. The first one is approximately 120 metres long children ski lift and the other one is about 500 meters long with elevation of 95 m.


The peak of the Tábor hill with an altitude of 697 m above sea level. m. is the dominant of Kysucké Nové Mesto. In 2015, a massive, four-story wooden viewing tower was erected there thus becoming the most recent one in the Kysuce region.

Bystricka magistrala

Are you new to cross-country skiing, have no experience and look for a suitable terrain for beginners? Or you already have some cross-country skiing experience, but the descents still hurt?

Kysucka magistrala

Kysuce is a location for each of us. Whether in summer or winter, there is always enough fun to have. Right now, during the winter season, you can experience the charm of the Bystrica valley in other ways than on two wheels.


If you are an experienced Nordic skier, you must know the Beskydy - Javorník cross-country skiing route and its tails. The route connects Čadca with Makov in the length of more than 50 km.