Apres Ski

Night Life and Activities around Zakopane

 

 

Any ski holiday worth its salt features great apres ski. However, there are not many which can boast a trip such as that to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its underground chapels and chandeliers carved from salt.

A winter holiday in Zakopane, as well as being considerably cheaper than one in France, Austria or Switzerland, promises opportunities for truly unique apres ski.

The nearby city of Krakow, historic capital of royal Poland, is also not to be missed. Here are some of Eastern Europe’s loveliest sights, including the fairy tale architecture of the main square, with its famous cloth hall (the Sukiennice), 10th century church of St Adalbert and gothic St Mary’s basilica. Krakow is especially beautiful during the winter; a horse drawn carriage through snowy streets to the royal quarter atop Wawel Hill is a journey nobody forgets.

 

Even more magical is a horse drawn sleighride through the national park near Zakopane. Families will love gliding gently through the snow, a flaming torch lighting the way and driver in traditional Goral dress. The night climaxes around a bonfire. Sausages are toasted while strong local tea is drunk to the tune of traditional songs paid by folk musicians. The adult’s version of the tea is particularly strong!

Another unique trip is the one to the thermal pools at Gorocy Potok. These naturally heated pools are a great place to unwind from a hard day’s skiing. One can even enjoy a cold beer whilst sat in the water.

We can also organise husky sledding, ski kiting and snow mobiling. Families will love the aqua park at Bialka Tartranska. Finally, activities as tubing, ice skating and even a maze built from solid blocks of snow are all available for your apres ski in Zakopane.