Are you a fan of winter sports? Then wax your cross-country skis and follow the white track through a snow-covered countryside. And where to go to enjoy the snowy landscape as much as possible? If you are adventurous, you can do a race. Jizerská 50 is a winter version of running marathons. And if you are not up for such ambitious goals, just follow the trails across the Czech mountains. The best-groomed trails can be found in the Krkonoše Mountains, Jizera Mountains, as well as in Šumava. Shorter tracks are also available in the Jeseníky Mountains. However, make sure to check the snow conditions in the mountains before going, the weather can change quickly.
Winter Marathon through a Dreamy CountrysideOne of the most important sports events in Czechia is taking place for the fifty-fifth time this year. Jizerská 50 is a traditional cross-country ski race for both professional athletes and amateur cross-country skiers. The participants and their supporters can look forward to a rich programme for the whole three days of the event, from Friday, 11 February, to Sunday, 13 February. In addition to the main fifty-kilometre-long race that takes place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, 13 February, the organisers also offer shorter tracks. For example, classic 50, 25 or 10 kilometres; freestyle 30 kilometres, or night sprint for 1.5 kilometres with ascent. Relay races and a track for the youngest skiers are also prepared. You can participate in one or more races. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Jizera Mountains! The race starts in Bedřichov in North Bohemia and runs almost through the entire mountain range. You will also ski along the latest edition to the UNESCO heritage list, the Jizera Mountains Beech Forest.
Jizerská 50 is the most famous cross-country ski race in the Czech Republic; it started in 1968. The event is the 1970 Peru Expedition Memorial, commemorating the tragic loss of fifteen mountaineers, with a remembrance service on Saturday. The race is a part of the world league of cross-country skiing marathons, the Worldloppet, and top Czech and foreign athletes as well as many famous people take part in it. In 2008, Jizerská 50 became a member of the Czech Ski Tour series and in 2011, it joined the Ski Classics series. It is the largest mass race in cross-country skiing in Central Europe!