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Great places to ski in Poland


MarkoSamuel 1 | 1
12 Dec 2012 #1
I have lived in Poland about 7 months now, and I know nothing about the ski culture here. I have made many friends here, but none of them have ever been skiing or snowboarding. This winter I plan to go skiing as much as I can and am having a hard time researching the mountains because my Polish is terrible.

Looking for:
Challenging trails
I love the glades
Quality rentals
Relatively inexpensive tickert, I was paying between 70-90 on my tickets in the U.S. for one day. I think here you are charged per run here.

Good place to get a couple drinks at the end of the day
I live in Olsztyn, so the closer the better, but if there is nothing decent within a couple hours of me I can travel further

Thanks in advanced!
db1874 7 | 227
12 Dec 2012 #2
I've skied in Zakopane and Szczyrk and wouldn't go back. They're certainly cheaper resorts than Austria/Italy/France etc but the lifts are ancient, the trails are limited, overcrowded and in poor condition, there's massive long queues to buy lift passes and people queue jumping for lifts is the norm. I always remember going to Nosal in Zakopane and asking for a piste map, the girl took one look at the small trail up the mountain we could see and said 'that's it!'.
Zibi - | 336
12 Dec 2012 #3
Try Wierchomla and Czarna Góra. I enjoyed both.
pip 10 | 1,658
12 Dec 2012 #4
there are small "mountains" by the town of Wisla, where the Wisla river begins. I don't ski in Poland for the reasons already listed above but there seem to be less people in that area. They all go to Zakopane.
poland_
12 Dec 2012 #5
I always remember going to Nosal in Zakopane and asking for a piste map

Why would you go to Nosal if you can ski- its for small kids and beginners?

Challenging trails

Kasprowy

here is a site for info on all the places around Zakopane: sunshineworldpoland.com/html/ski_poland.php
smurf 39 | 1,966
13 Dec 2012 #6
but the lifts are ancient, the trails are limited, overcrowded and in poor condition, there's massive long queues to buy lift passes and people queue jumping for lifts is the norm

+1
Go to Austria or Italy, skiing here sucks.
OP MarkoSamuel 1 | 1
13 Dec 2012 #7
Thanks everyone. I do plan to ski in other places in Europe, just not this year. I am definitely going to check out all your suggestions.

Go to Austria or Italy, skiing here sucks.

I need a place in Poland I can go to on a weekend when I have time. I don't plan to only ski in Poland though. I very much want to ski the alps.
poland_
13 Dec 2012 #8
I live in Olsztyn

Firstly you live in Olstyn and it is a real schlep to the Tatra's - it would be a lot of driving time or over night trains. There is another option which is Poprad Czech [airport-poprad.sk/?lang=en] it seems there are direct flights from Gdansk.
smurf 39 | 1,966
13 Dec 2012 #9
I need a place in Poland

you'll be disappointed, trust me.
Drive over the border to Slovakia, less crowded and there's most places.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,768
13 Dec 2012 #10
Take everyone's advise man. It may not be what you wanted to hear but skiing here does really suck. It's not worth the time or money.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,854
13 Dec 2012 #11
I have been ski-ing twice in Zeleniec and thought it was great, but then i have never been to France, Switzerland etc.,
zieleniec.pl

and stayed here, the food was fab....

napograniczu.zieleniec.pl
nikttaki 5 | 62
13 Dec 2012 #12
a few years ago we were skiing in jaworzyna krynicka - jaworzynakrynicka.pl/stacja/index.php5?

good snow and nice cold winter weather but.... long queues to gondola.... not much variety of skiing for a week stay.
good fun for weekend!!
cristophercoll - | 9
24 Jan 2013 #13
Białka Tatrzanska is nice one.
and i think a Zakopane have a great atmosphere!
poland_
24 Jan 2013 #14
Try Jasna-Chopok in Slovakia Or Jurgow near BIalka/Bukovina.
phtoa 9 | 236
24 Jan 2013 #15
I don't understand why everyone here is bashing the skiing opportunities in Poland.
I go often to Male ciche, Bialka and Kasina Wielka.

Yes, the slopes are very limited most places only one slope. But then again it is dirt cheap and the slopes are quiet decent.
If you go into skiing in Poland with the mind that it will be like in Italy, Austria, Switz etc. then off course you will be disappointed.
smurf 39 | 1,966
24 Jan 2013 #16
You answered your own question ;)

You need more than one slope to have a decent day's skiing in fairness.


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