Zakopane ski holidays
Established in ? the Polish ski resort Zakopane lies at 931 metres altitude in the Tatras region of the Polish Tatras. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1960m the area is not snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 12km of trails, which equates to around 40 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Zakopane is Kracow at a distance of 100km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to March.
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Skiing in Zakopane
16 pistes and trails means approximately 27km of runs. 20 Zakopane lifts have capacity to transport 10000 per hour. The longest run in the Polish ski resort is over 8.5km.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 12% intermediate, 43% advanced slopes and 43% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Zakopane after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Zakopane
Of the 20 ski lifts, 16 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Zakopane is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Zakopane Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
12 apres ski bars 12 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 2 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Curling, Historic Buildings, Ice Hockey, Salt Mine.
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"Zakopane" by any other name
The Polish resort is also known as Kasprowy Wierch, Gubalowka and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Zakopane slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Zakopane has slopes facing N E.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Zakopane
Zakopane hire shops - overview of all shopping in Zakopane
Special purchases include glass and enamelware, handwoven rugs, silverware, handmade jewellery with amber and silver, dolls in regional costume, woodcarvings, clay and metal sculptures.
Zakopane ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Mountain & Snow Sports in Zakopane
Zakopane snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Zakopane: 50km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 50km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Zakopane
Zakopane snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Zakopane non skiing facilities also include Curling, Historic Buildings, Ice Hockey, Salt Mine.
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