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19 Jan 2016

Skiing season kicks off in Belovezhskaya Pushcha

MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) – This year’s skiing season in the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha has begun. The information is posted on the official website of the national park, BelTA has learned.

“The national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha continues developing ecotourism and education tourism programs. The new six-kilometer skiing route is an ecological path in the recreation zone of the southern part of the park. The track runs along an unsurfaced road with moderate upward and downward slopes through the forest of mainly pine, fir, and black alder trees. It also goes through a part of the high-water bed of the Pravaya Lesnaya River, marshes, and forest meadows,” the post reads.

The route also features small artificial lakes created in early 1970s to control the hydrological regime of the area. There is a specially arranged place for tourists to have a light meal and rest.

Belovezhskaya Pushcha is one of the largest forests on the European Plain that have survived in their primeval state. The park is divided by the state border into two parts, the Belarusian and the Polish ones. The Polish part is called Bialowieski Park Narodowy. The Belarusian part of the forest together with the near-by territory is under the protection of the state nature protection agency Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park.

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