It’s the highest mountain in Silesian Beskids pass, located in its north-east part and as high as 1257 m. It’s part of The Crown of Polish Mountains. Reportedly, the name comes from the sounds the frogs make. A lot of frogs used to inhabit the former pond between Skrzyczne and Small Skrzyczne. The mountain is easy to find due to an RTV transmitter mast on top of it.
You can reach the top with a chairlift. There, you will find a tourist shelter, a pool for kids, a shooting range, a pitch and a climbing wall as well as many paths – both bike- and foot- leading to Barania Góra, Wisła and Malinowska Skała. Skrzyczne is also a popular paragliding spot.
Snow – at least theoretically – is present from November to April. Obviously, the place gets the most popular in the winter season. We’ve been to Szczyrk a few times in winter, what’s more, it was the first place where I learned to ski. There are various slopes available – for skiers and snowboarders, beginners and pros. There’s also the longest ski slope in Poland here – 5200 m.