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Southern Poland is a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. The best known slopes are in Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland, situated at the foot of Tatra Mountains, and in Szczyrk, not far from Krakow, situated in the mountain chain of Beskid Slaski. A big number of enthusiasts always gather to observe ski races organized in the Polish mountains. A fun and unique winter activity here are kuligs – winter sleighing cavalcades. When taking place at night, torches are attached to the sleighs, creating a very romantic atmosphere. Dog sleigh races also take place in Poland, with some of them, for example the one in Zawoja, international events.

Tatra Mountains - Kasprowy Wierch / © Maciej Rawluk │Polish Tourist OrganisationTatra Mountains - Zakopane / © Polish Tourist OrganisationSilesian Beskids / © Polish Tourist Organisation
Silesian Beskids / © Maciej Rawluk │Polish Tourist OrganisationTatra Mountains - Zakopane / © Polish Tourist OrganisationTatra Mountains - Kasprowy Wierch / © Maciej Rawluk │Polish Tourist Organisation

Poland offers a choice of dozens of mostly small ski centres, many of them in the Tatra Mountains along the southern borders of this northerly country. Though there are several famous resorts, including Zakopane.

Paradise of skiining in Southern Poland

Sudetes Mountains
  • Szklarska Poręba, 5 lamp lit routes, the most difficult trail with a FIS certificate on Szrenica.
  • Karpacz, this resort is especially popular among snowboarders and intermediate level downhill skiing enthusiasts.
  • Zieleniec, the most popular family resort. It is famous for its longlasting snow and 20 pistes suitable for all ages: children, parents and grandparents.
Silesian Beskids
  • Szczyrk, this is one of the biggest and most popular winter sports centers in Poland with 14 kilometers of downhill routes.
  • Korbielów, popular skiing resort located on the slopes one of the most beautiful mountains in the Beskids.
Tatra Mountains
  • Zakopane, international capital of downhill skiing and ski jumping.
  • Excellent skiing trails can also be found in other towns in the Tatras: Bukowina Tatrzańska, Białka Tatrzańska, Poronin and others.
  • Kasprowy Wierch, Mount Kasprowy Wierch is one of the most popular runs (skiing), which is served by a cable car from Kuznice and a ski lift.



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