Discover a winter wonderland on snowshoes
For centuries, snowshoes have been a tried and tested way of discovering the beauty of the winter landscape – and now they are making a comeback. In recent years, snowshoes have become an important new addition to the range of winter sports equipment as tourists have discovered new sports and forms of recreation. Snowshoes significantly reduce the effort of walking on snow, and have a history dating back more than 600 years.
The Těšín Beskydy mountains, with their varied peaks, valleys and slopes, are ideal for long walks, winter excursions and snowshoe tours for all age groups. Peaks such as Velký Polom, Malý Polom, Slavíč, Ostrý, Stožek and Čantoryje are easily accessible without having to wade through snow up to the waist.
Although snowshoes are not terribly expensive, you can hire them and try them out before making the decision to buy. Snowshoes can be hired at the Ski Centre in Mosty u Jablunkova from the Sun Ski & Board School, which also runs half-day or full-day guided tours to Skalka and Polom. The tours are for 3–10 people and must be booked at least 3 days in advance. You can also enjoy refreshment stops on the tours. There is another snowshoe hire shop at the K-sport store in Třinec.