Zakopane

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AlexanderZhukov
22/02/2018 (Modified: 23/02/2018)
Very controversial ski resort. We went to Zakopane this year (mostly for freeride). Accommodation was pretty cheap compared to Alpine ski resorts. Snow conditions were pretty decent. However, the wether is often not skiing friendly as there a many foggy and windy days.The main area is Kasprowy Wierch. There 3 lifts that all go to the same summit, which is pretty convenient.

Mountains are awesome even after Alps, with lots of potentially fantastic freeride spots. BUT. They are part of the Tatra National Park. Which means you can't ski off-piste in many ares. If you do you might get fined (something like 200 PLN). Some spots are pretty hard to get to, but definitely worth it.

Overall, not a bad ski resort, but make sure you know everything about it before planning your visit.




Szczepan
Szczepan (Guest)
16/05/2005
The whole city is betwen mountains, we haven't got any snowpark up here but really nice BC Terrains that why Staszek Karpiel is in the Voelkl International Team now becouse he was hard working.
Kasprowy ierch is one of the highest mountains to ski up here. The Mountain in't so hight but the terian is beatiful.
In front of the Kasprowy Wierch we've got a Guba³ówka Mountain witch is perfect for ameteur skiers, and of course Szymaszkowa for intermediate riders.

uttryck
11/03/2013
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Yes, you have tested skiing in Poland which was a different experience. Just went on Kasprowy Wierch about 3 km to Zakopane. Took horse carriage to the hill when you can not drive a car. You get up to the cable car, change the middle and one more. Then there is 1 (one) downhill on each side of the top. That goes all the way down. If you want to ride the long cable car again, say. Is there a seat lift on either side as well. The one seat that provides wooden taste. No modern stuff right away. The skiing. Well. However, you will get the feeling of alpine surroundings. However, no big system is Kasprowy Wierch, 2 slopes in principle. One side was very steep at the beginning and then a nicer party that then ends with small narrow icy passages. Not directly my favorite ride right away. In front of the cable car, it was better on the right side of the m 2 seat rack. Off-peak skiing not allowed. Just drove type 100m outside the piste, stood o watched the view and then went back to the piste and got a citation of a park ranger (national park). He was not angry but still ... There are many very small establishments near the town of Zakopane, which had very modern seating lifts, but little short runs and good people so we jumped all the way. Zakopane as a destination, cozy with nice cozy restaurants, etc. Try the smoked cheese osztypek grilled m cranberry juice! Skiing if you require it is Zakopane EJ comparable to the Alps, but a nice destination that is easy to reach by car from Krakow. Poland is nicer than you can imagine. But nothing to cheer for when it comes to skiing maybe.

artix
artix (Guest)
08/03/2012
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Some tips when it comes to Zakopane. Drive your car there. Trelleborg-Sassnitz-Berlin-Krakow-Zakopane.
90 km highway and some country road between Krakow and Zakopane. The journey from Malmö usually costs me about 5000. Shared on 4 pers. there is no money. But the car there can make a holiday to the megasemester :)
With some tips from other skiers, you can easily find all ski resorts around Zakopane and they are many!
The problem with Kasprowy is that artificial snow is not allowed there because it is National Park :(
The same goes for lifts, they can not afford anything. Ecoterrorists have power!
But usually the season lasts in April.

Lift passes can vary from 100 to max 250 kr day. 4 hours always available and buy.
Opening hours 9-21 in most cases.
Restaurants with Wi-Fi at all slopes are a must in the poland.
Hotel- example price - 2 room shower Wi-Fi + breakfast 2pers. 500kr day.
http://www.willa-gran.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=5&lang=en_EN

and a little movie :)


Elisabet Göland
Elisabet Göland (Guest)
23/03/2010
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Have just arrived from Zakopane and can see that previous reviews are quite good. Kasprowy Wierch is the best place. but unfortunately there is no snow there this year, so only one seat lift on top is open. However, this seems to be very unusual.

There are plenty of places to rent skis, both in Kasprowy and at the other slopes like Szymaszkowa and Harenda. These are, moreover, the highest Sälen qualities in terms of skiing. Helmets are also available everywhere.

Certainly there are different lift passes in the different slopes, but I do not feel that disturbing. Either you buy a day card or you can download a card with a number of rides. The latter was very useful because you get the money back if you do not use your yoke.

Buying tickets to the cabin in advance seems to be a good idea when many get up at the top just to "wander" around there and admire the view, leading to queue at 10 o'clock. However, I do not know how this works.

The village of Zakopane is quite cozy and half of the shops are ski shops with a wide range. There are many more brands than in Sweden but it is expensive.

Alex
Alex (Guest)
11/02/2009
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YES as a happy Swedish, zakopane was better than all the places I've been to in Sweden. (Years old)
There were lots of people we got to the cabin but with a pre-booked ticket you had to go before the whole sex ...
The lifts are newly built (completely renovated) and the ski slopes at the high zone beat everything.

The downside is, however, that you have to take a taxi to everything if you can not find, and the poles easily yield 200% in the price. The food was not expensive but definitely not cheap, but it's an atmosphere that does not exist in eg. sweden. In general, the village was a fairly large exhaust well with lots of Alpine-inspired houses. The only way to visit there is the main street, which however is enormously tall, with lots of fun in the surroundings.

My rating is not full, because in terms of service and standard, Poland is located.
The best way to get to Zakopane is in any case flights to Krakow and then a quick change to bus at the station. (Just jump on any). A tip is to bring your own ski equipment, it is possible to rent it, but it is a bit awkward.

Erka
Erka (Guest)
11/02/2009
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I'm in Zakopane v8 2008 ... A vibrant city that looks like a Christmas card ...

Skiing is absolutely cruel every day, when the weather is good and ... there's really only a skiing system that's about!
Kasprowy Wierch is the best the other sucks in total. Kasprowy Wierch has a 1000m fall height, but then they count on a ride from the top and all the way down and you have to take the cabin lift. Should you go up and down the cabin lifts, it costs the shirt and takes quite some time. Otherwise, you choose one of the two seat lifts that exist and then the fall height is about 600m .... there are not so many backs in Kasprowy Wierch but they are good!

If you do not go to Kasprowy Wierch, the slopes are kind of like in the Sälen but there are even more people ... plus every lift outside Kasprowy Wierch has different owners, which leads to different lift cards (lift tickets) = flashlight.

In Zakopane, the distances are long and TAXI is the only way to get from one place to another, but the taxi is quite cheap there about $ 100 through from one side of town to the other.

It is easy to get to Zakopane. Just fly to Krakow and then there are buses and trains from the airport to the bus station / train station and there are buses to Zakopane, which runs every hour. The journey Krakow - Zakopane takes about 2h and costs 100kr / person.

Plus / Minus

+ Kasprowy Wierch
+ Cheap Taxi
+ Billy flight there, and cheap transportation at all
+ Cheap ski hire
+ Pretty cheap
the mood +
+ View from Kasprowy Wierch
+ Snow proof in Kasprowy Wierch

Bad language english
-Archances in Zakopane
-All slopes except those in Kasprowy Wierch
- Pretty expensive food ... if you do not want to eat soup
-Guest exhausts ... smell diesel and coal
-Super to find if you can not polish

Summary:
Just plus to Kasprowy Wierch, but the rest is nothing to hurry for ...
It's really worth going there. Highly recommended !!!

P.S. It may be good to pre-buy cabin lifts in advance, for a nice day, the queues to the Kabp track in Kasprowy Wierch can be super-long.

jonny
jonny (Guest)
02/07/2007
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Zakopane hits everything that is in "fjord " Sweden !! No dry bratz! No pizzas for 120 buckets mm! cheap and an incredible environment that is not found here in Sweden. do not mention their location! Krakow, Auschwitz, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest are some destinations that are not so far. can not get any better!

stojje
31/05/2007
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Be on lightning at the end of April, the snowy winter of 2007. It was at least 150cm fall at Kasporow Wierch. The lift system and the organization around there are a disaster with different owners and different tickets to each lift. On the other hand, once you get up to the mountain, the conditions are brilliant. The slopes closest to the lifts have been completed in an hour, but if you can start going a bit, the area has fantasy possibilities. Within 30 minutes - 3 hours of crunching there are lots of gutters, steep rides and beautiful hanging. Around 500 meters fall height so you can get up on the peaks again or back to the lifts. I could imagine going with the family and letting the kids slide around the slopes as I acquire myself and hurry and burn a bit away. (but who should look after the children?)

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J (Guest)
16/04/2007
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Hello Hello! Personally, I think the zakopane is wonderful! good skiing, GOOD NIGHTLIFE, very nice tourists, cheap etc. The only negative I see is that, as I said, the lifting system does not really fit together .. but it does not matter, either because they only o spend one day at each place and few little variation.
We are a bunch of young people (35 people) who go every year, 20-27 February and party in zakopane and go skiing. Nightlife is wonderful and cheap and there are plenty of modern bars and nightclubs to meet people from all over Europe, English, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedes, Danes, Finns, Germans, etc.
but zakopane is also very child friendly =)
RECOMMEND ZAKOPANE STRONGLY!

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