Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Zakopane.
- Season opens25 Dec 2020
- Season closes25 Apr 2021
- Restaurants | Bars12 | 12
- Nearest Airport Kracow
- Nearest Train Station Zakopane
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone+48182063444
The terrain at Zakopane includes:
- Terrain Parks—
- X-Country50.0 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.
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Visitor Reviews of Zakopane
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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