Szczyrk

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Szczyrk as seen from Skrzyczne mountain's slope (Poland)

Szczyrk is a town in the Beskid Śląski mountains of southern Poland, situated in the valley of the Żylica river. It is part of the Silesian Voivodship (since 1999), previously being part of the Bielsko-Biala Voivodship (1975-1998). It has a population of around 5,600 people.

The town is a popular winter sports centre, with over 60 km of ski routes served by 30 ski lifts. The principal training centre for Poland's Winter Olympic athletes is based in the town, where they train for events such as skiing, ski jumping and ice skating.

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