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Zakopane! At last! Holiday advice visits.

stevie_vee 1 | 2  
15 Jan 2008 /  #1
well the time is nearly here and on thursday morning I fly out to poland to make my way to Zakopane. I am so excited! it is my first time snowboarding (although i previously skiied for for about 8 years). I am going out there with a group of friends, we are all about 28-30 and there are 6 of us..

Can anyone suggest what the night life will be like out there ?? i hope you are all friendly :) like me lol

woooooohooooooo here i come :)
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Jan 2008 /  #2
Zakopane has excellent night life and restaurants, better start praying for some snow though as its a bit scarce at the moment.
OP stevie_vee 1 | 2  
15 Jan 2008 /  #3
hey Wroclaw Boy, thanks for the message, yeah i heard the snow had melted :(
i hope some more arrives! is there still snow opn the upper slopes ?
ah well at least the night life sounds ok then ! lol
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Jan 2008 /  #4
Doesn't look to bad check out

Theres a front coming in from the North from Monday so you should see a mild snow fall then.

I went boarding in the Czech Republic in early December and ive boarded in most conditions but never torential rain. Good fun though
15 Jan 2008 /  #5
You can checkout the webcams here:,1,1,66 and although some of the snow is melting around the slopes there is still enough for skiing.
OTCozzy - | 2  
29 May 2009 /  #6
Thread attached on merging:
Off to Zakopane

Hi Guys me and my girlfriend are off to Poland for two weeks hols. Spending a week in Zakopane and a week in Gdansk with her parents. Anybody got any recommendations for things to do whilst in Zakopane. Any good pubs, clubs, restaurants etc. Obviously there's plenty of mountains to climb.

Thanks for any tips

sapphire 22 | 1,241  
29 May 2009 /  #7
Stara Izba is a nice traditional restaruant on Krupowski street, which is where you will find the main drag of bars etc. There were no clubs open when I was there, but I think they are mainly open from Thursday to Saturday. Mountains are great.. all the trails are easily posted and you can get lots of info. from wherever you are staying. Get a map if you are planning on doing serious hiking. Vodka is only £4 a bottle.. enjoy!
boskis - | 1  
29 May 2009 /  #8
Merged: Holiday Advice - Zakopane or Similar


I'm looking for some holiday advice. I'm UK-based travelling to Poland for 2 weeks with my wife, flying to Krakow - first 2 weeks in August. For the 2nd week we plan to visit and stay with friends in Krakow and Wrocław. So we have about 5 days to kill. I was thinking staying in and around Zakopane, doing some walking, cycling, visiting lakes, viewing wildlife or similar. We'd prefer to stay in a lodge or similar, but a good hotel is cool also. I'd welcome any recommendations for where to stay and any suggestion on cool things to do.

thanks - Chris
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
29 May 2009 /  #9
first 2 weeks in August.

book early. among other things that's the school holiday period.

spend some time searching the threads. there's plenty of info.
Lori 4 | 118  
30 May 2009 /  #10
Give considersation to the Hotel Wanta. It has a nice location, the rooms are comfortable, the food is good. It is place where Polish people will stay. Some staff speak a bit of English, but will always provide you with the very best service.
30 May 2009 /  #11
dude, book now as august is one of the busiest (and literally the first two weeks being THE busiest) times you could go to the mountains.

Take this into consideration while being there - both re planning, wandering around and getting from one place to another - it's gonna be really, really crowded.

cheers and have a good, good time!

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