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Zakopane Resort Guide

The Zakopane resort guide summary is: Zakopane has 20 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for intermediate level. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 929m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 16 trail at Zakopane.


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Zakopane Resort Guide

The Zakopane resort guide summary is: Zakopane has 20 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for intermediate level. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 929m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 16 trail at Zakopane.

Vertical:

Top: 1960m
Arrow
929m
Bot: 1031m

Best for:

Intermediate level skier
Intermediates

Trails:

16

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: 40%

Zakopane Lifts:

  • drag lift icon16
  • ski lift icon2
  • cablecar icon2
Total lifts = 20
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Visiting Zakopane

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Zakopane.

  • Season opens
    25 Dec 2020
  • Season closes
    25 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    12 | 12
  • Nearest Airport
    Kracow
  • Nearest Train Station
    Zakopane
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +48182063444

Zakopane Features

The terrain at Zakopane includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
    50.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Zakopane resort?

Zakopane is Poland's biggest and best ski resort. It is located south of Zakopane town, close to the Slovak border and on the edge of the Tatra Mountains National Park, in southern Poland, S of Krakow. The skiing at Zakopane is fragmented and the lift infrastructure archaic, although, reportedly, undergoing some modernization. The nearest ski slopes are 3km (2 miles) away at Kasprowy Wierch where there is high alpine skiing in two treeless bowls. Other nearby areas are Rabka, Gubalowka and Nosal.


Explore Zakopane Location Map

Interactive Zakopane trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Zakopane?

DecemberAverage: 3.6 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Zakopane is week 1 of December. There are typically 3.6 snowy days during this week with 33cm of snowfall. Check out the Zakopane Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Zakopane

Overall: 4.0 Based on 7 votes and 24 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.0
  • Variety of pistes 3.1
  • Off-piste 2.7
  • Scenery 4.1
  • Apres-Ski 4.3
  • Vote

Kathy Janio from United Kingdom writes:

We have been to Zakopane three times for skiing. The first time was a good few years ago. But latterly, Christmas/New Year 14/15 and 15/16. Snow was a bit hit and miss. But with the snow machines running, there was enough for us. We are not experienced skiers, and don't need black runs. We are returning again. But this time will be in March 2017, when we hope there will have been more time for the snow to fall and settle. We will wait and see. :) But we love it there. We tend to go to Szymoszkowa, and at times the bottom ski lift can be busy. We hire our skis and boots on an hourly basis and there are several ski hire cabins very close to the ski lift; so very easy. We love it there. As some other posters have said, really it would be nice if the place stayed less touristy and unspoilt.

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