bezkarTrails (not treated mechanically):
1. To the peak of Veľká Rača along the ridge by the blue and the green tourist trail to the peak of Veľká Rača, 11 km, trail of medium difficulty that starts at the advertisement board of Oščadnica Píla –crossing, end on the peak of Veľká Rača (Polish cottage, lookout tower, cross).


SP-maléThe 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.

bjm-280x180The 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. 

skimakov-280x180The 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.

sportcentrum-01The 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.


In 2012, an association of villages of the micro-region called “Kysucký Triangel”, the villages of Skalité, Čierne, and Svrčinovec, obtained financial aid from the Programme of Cross-border Cooperation SK – CZ 2007 – 2013, Micro-project Fund, to purchase a treatment machine for cross-country skiing trails (so-called avalanche). This year, the machine will be treating the 45km long International Trail of Health, which has an elevation from 436 meters above sea level in Svrčinovec, to 836 metres above sea level on Liesková hill above Skalité.