Where Can I Ski In Poland?

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Despite it being frequently called a ski paradise, skiing in Poland has never taken off in the way other European destinations have. So yes you can ski in Poland.

Possibly the most important reason is that it has never been properly promoted as a winter sports destination in Western Europe.

This is all slowly changing however, and people are starting to cotton on to what Poland has to offer in the winter. Glorious landscapes, impressive mountains and gregarious locals all go towards making a winter trip to Polksa well worth the effort. In addition, you may find it a cheaper destination that elsewhere in Europe. So do check out our resort guides for more information.

What Is The Atmosphere Like?

Incredibly relaxed and optimistic is the best way to describe the atmosphere in Poland. Service levels are good and tourism is viewed as very important to the country, not least developing a ski industry.

Who Will Enjoy It?

There is much to enjoy when you take a winter holiday to Poland; sweeping landscapes, quaint towns and villages, and some of the best skiing conditions that you will find anywhere. Slopes to suit all ages and abilities are at your disposal and coaching too if you are an absolute beginner or maybe feeling a bit rusty.

How Many Resorts Are There?

There are 4 skiing areas in Poland each containing resorts;

  • Sudetes Mountains
  • Silesian Beskids
  • Zywiec Beskids
  • Tatra Mountains.

Silesian Beskids is the largest and most popular and home to the beautiful resort of Szczyrk which welcomes all ages and abilities and boast some of the most fabulous views in the whole of Poland.

Staying in Poland

Thankfully, the days are long gone when your best choice of accommodation in Poland was a youth hostel. Now there are hotels, pensions and chalets to be found in  resorts.

Most choices of accommodation tend to be pretty standard so Poland is a good choice for those on a restricted budget.

Getting Here

Direct flights leave from the UK direct to Krakow daily. You will be pleased to know that the budget airlines that fly here include Ryanair and eayJet.

From Krakow you are only a 2 hour drive to Polands largest ski area-Zakopane.

By Will Smith