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Szczyrk- Snowboarding


vjmehra 16 | 80
22 Nov 2012 #1
We are thinking of going Szczyrk Snowboarding, over new years. The nearest Ski lift to our (preferred, we haven't booked yet) hotel is apparently the Skrzyczne Ski Lift.

However, we are both beginners and wondered if there are any English speaking snowboarding instructors and/or whether it is a good place for beginners to learn?
Zibi - | 336
22 Nov 2012 #2
I think Czarna Góra (in Sudety mts) or Wierchomla (Beskidy range) are more friendly do skiers, especially the beginners. The former is great, the latter is second best.
harryashi - | 12
22 Nov 2012 #3
vjmehra
I'm a level II snowboard instructor from BC, Canada living in Poland with 24 years of snowboarding experience. I've never been to this hill but by looking at the ski map it looks like a fine place to learn.
Wroclaw Boy
22 Nov 2012 #4
Youve got a few decent green runs once you get up on your snowboard and a choice of about 5 beginner slopes to find your balance.

Looks ideal for beginners.

Have you snowboarded before?
OP vjmehra 16 | 80
22 Nov 2012 #5
I have boarded before, however my fiancee hasn't ever been, so we're planning to get private lessons over there!
Ajb 6 | 232
22 Nov 2012 #6
I live just round the corner and do a lot of mid-week boarding in Szczyrk throughout the season.

To be totally honest I wouldn't say it's a good place for beginner, Skrzyczne has an old and somewhat inadequate lift system and for most of the season only the upper routes are open unless there is a lot of snow. The blue from the top contains a lot of flat sections and even a section most snowboarders have to walk up!

The second area - SON has only T bar style lifts but more options and is better for beginners.... if you don't mind T bar lifts.

If your set on Szczyrk I'd focus on the second area: szczyrkowski.pl

If I were you, I'd look at Wisła - more beginner friendly routes and new lift systems:

nowaosada.pl
soszow.pl/index.html

I know an epic instructor in Szczyrk, nice guy and great English - Jacek - go4ride.pl

He taught my wife :)

Anything about the local area you want or need to know, let me know :)

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