Štrbské Pleso is the biggest cross-country skiing area in the High Tatras and offers tracks on a professional level. The resort hosted the Winter Universiade in 1987 and 1999. In 2015, cross-country skiing, ski jumping and Nordic combined events were held in Štrbské Pleso as part of the 27th Winter Universiade, which was organised by Granada, Spain. Every winter, there are various professional but also amateur races in Štrbské Pleso. The cross-country skiing tracks with the total length of 19.8 km are groomed regularly for the classic as well as skate skiing techniques and are available for the wide public.