The Izerskie Mountains and Foothills are located in the westernmost part of the Sudety Mountains. They were formed by deep tectonic movements and erosive processes that made their ridges wide and plain and left unusual rock formations. The Izerskie Mountains are sparsely inhabited and all the population is concentrated on the outskirts in Szklarska Poręba in the east and in the spa towns of Świeradów and Czerniawa in the west. The Izerskie Foothills cover the area between two rivers (Nysa Łużycka and Bóbr) and are split in the middle by a third river Kwisa, with its beautiful valley and dam lakes in Leśna and Złotniki. The Izerskie Mountains attract collectors of precious stones - agates, amethysts or other mountain crystals. Thanks to the network of tourist routes (about 200 km) you may not only enjoy the spacious beauty of the local nature and scenery in the summer but also skiing in the winter. If you are a good skier, join the 50-kilometer-long „Piasts' Race”, the biggest skiing event in Poland held annually in March in the Polana Jakuszycka.