Skiing holidays in and around Zakopane, Rabka and nearby towns

                     

skiing holidays in and around Zakopane

  skiing zakopane polandThe skiing season begins in Zakopane from the end of December onwards. There are excellent skiing and snow boarding facilities for all levels of expertise, with around 50 ski lifts available in the Zakopane area. A cable car runs up Kasprowy Wierch (1,985 m), the most popular and nearest mountain destination for skiers, about 3 Km out of town. Unfortunately, there are also reports of severe overcrowding, resulting in long queues and wasted time. Any taxi driver will take you to a ski slope. The next closest are at Gubalowka and Nosal. We met English tourists, who did not speak any Polish at all but just stood by the side of the road with their snowboards and were taken to the nearest slopes by a taxi driver who just stopped for them.

Public and private buses and mini buses also do the ski slopes run for a small minimal fee.

It's best to get a snow report from the Tourist Office or the Ski Schools before you go because conditions will be variable.

Ski Schools:

Name Address Telephone Number
Sukces ul. Sienkiewicza 39 148 44
Tytan Skiing Komplex Nosal Polana, pod Nosalem 627 00
Przewodnictwo, Alpinizm, Narciarstwo s.c. ul. Krupowki 35 142 61
Zakopane Bulwary Slowackiego 7 663 43

Skiing is extremely cheap in Poland compared with skiing in the Alps and many other countries but the runs are shorter and conditions not quite as salubrious. However, we came across a few Poles who were going skiing in Slovakia, across the border, because it's even cheaper there and the mountains are slightly higher. It really all depends on whether you want to pay three times as much for better runs and conditions. It's good value for families giving their children the opportunity to learn at the ski schools and for those to whom skiing represents only a small part of their holiday in Zakopane.

Zakopane ski holidays

If you're planning to hire equipment, you might need to leave your passport and a deposit.

Additional thrills on the Gubalowka slope can be had from sledging down a 750 m metal slide, called a rynna, in a special sledge at speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour.

Although Zakopane is the main ski centre, there are numerous ski slopes and ski centres in nearby towns and villages which offer equivalent facilities. Some people  ski at a selection of different locations for variety and different experiences. The smaller locations offer fewer skiers and a more relaxed atmosphere. You will find ski hire and ski tuition at every ski slope. Some of the quieter locations also have related activites on offer such as skidoos or snow scooters and sleigh rides.

 

5 bedroom house to rent for skiing, 25 miles from Zakopane - sleeps 10


ski chalet or holiday house poland to let
Spacious smart 5 bedroom holiday house to rent for self-catering holidays in Rabka - a good base for exploring Cracow and Zakopane; 300 m from one of several ski slopes although you do need to drive around the hill to get to it. Good skiing for beginners and intermediate.

Skiing in Rabka is less busy than the big ski resort of Zakopane. There are tows and the slopes are floodlit until 10 pm each evening. Ski hire and English speaking instructors also available. It is an ideal ski location for people with children because they can learn in a relaxed environment and not be pressured by other skier's demands.

Sleigh rides available during the winter. Local outdoor ice skating rink.

The house has 5 bedrooms (3 en-suite), 3 living areas, small kitchen, bathroom with jacuzzi bath, 2 additional WCs. Own driveway. Small enclosed garden. Large balcony with table and chairs plus BBQ. Great views towards Babia Gora national park. Local cycle hire.

Full gas central heating. Open fire in one living area.

This is the perfect location for a walkng holiday. See best walking holiday The surrounding Gorce hills are excellent for scenic walks in various directions. There is a lso a shortish woodland walk for days when you would like to stay near the house and relax. There are four different national parks within an hour's drive for additional walking trips, including the high Tatras for something more challenging.

Bus fare into Krakow is just 12 zl each way (takes just over an hour), much less to Zakopane. Visit Auschwitz, Cracow, salt mines, geo thermal baths where you can steam and jump out and roll in the snow.

Click on the photograph of this holiday let in Poland for a ski chalet holiday in winter, for details and prices or Telephone +44 (0) 1245 325 273 for bookings and information.

 


This is the perfect location for a walkng holiday. See best walking holiday The surrounding Gorce hills are excellent for scenic walks in various directions. There is a lso a shortish woodland walk for days when you would like to stay near the house and relax. There are four different national parks within an hour's drive for additional walking trips, including the high Tatras for something more challenging.


 

The Slopes
Antalowka
Butorowy Wierch
Budzowski Wierch
Dolina Gasiennicoweji Goryczkowej
Gubalowka
Kalatowki
Kasprowy Wierch
Kotelnica
Koziniec
Nosal
Polana Chocholowska
Rejon Duzej Krokwi
Rejon Kuznic
Rejon Harendy
Rejon Kasprowy Hotel
Wierszyki, Lipki
Jumps
ul. Bronislawa Czecha
 

 

 


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