Istebna, due to its location, is regarded one of the most picturesque places in the south of Poland. The main reason to visit these areas is their living folk tradition and culture. The most important advantage of active rest in the Istebna district is provided with a persistent snow cover, aerial tramways and cross-country skiing routes. The first snow usually comes in the end of November, and snow cover is in place for about 5 months, with the depth of 60-100 cm and often more. Occasionally enthusiasts of winter sports run across the slopes as late as in the Easter time (www.istebna.eu).