The World Mountain Running Championships 2013 will be held in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland.
Few words about Krynica-Zdrój
This typical tourist town, famous as the spa resort is situated in mountain area in south of Poland at 560-720 m above sea level among picturesque valleys. From North, East and West Krynica Zdrój is surrounded by afforested hills.
Specific microclimate characterizes itself by significant differences of temperatures between day and night, lots of sunny days long-lasting snow layer (from the middle of November till the end of March). Those conditions as well as huge amount of ski-lifts and the most modern cable-car railway in Poland give a great opportunity to ski in the winter time.
But the most precious natural resources are mineral waters.
First mention of village Krynica is dated on 1547. In 1793 Austrian clerk Franciszek Stix von Saunbergen bought a plot with a mineral spring, carrying in mind an idea to set up a spa. First spa houses were built, but a real development started after 1856 thanks to Joseph Dietl’s activity. This development lasts till these days. Thanks to the cable-car railway, launched in 1997, Krynica Zdrój became a huge ski area.
Accessibility of Krynica-Zdrój
- It is located only 150 km from Cracow.
- Distance between Balice Airport/Cracow and Krynica-Zdrój can be covered by car, bus or train in approximately 2,5 hours.