Skiing in Zakopane

Bialka Tatrzanska

The main ski slopes are a short bus journey away at Bialka Tartranska. Each morning spent skiing, we will collect you from your hotel and drive you to Bialka, whose cruisy blues and exciting reds are perfect for beginners, intermediates and families.

Bialka itself is a modern resort with nine chairlifts and twelve draglifts serving over 18 kilometres of ski and snowboard heaven. We’re not talking rickety old wooden chairlifts either; think heated seats and bubble lifts on the newest pistes. Beginners will start on the nursery slopes at the bottom of Kotelnica, but in no time at all, our expert tuition will see you propelled to the top of the speedy six-man express and skiing the wide-open blues the mountain is famous for.

More advanced skiiers and snowboarders can tackle a small number of steep reds, two with official F.I.S. race status. Cross country skiing is also available, with nearly 14 kilometres of trails.

Perhaps best of all, the resort offers night skiing at no extra cost. There is something truly magical about skiing down floodlit slopes so, if you’ve always dreamed of skiing after dark, Bialka is the place to do it!

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From Beginners…Nosal

 

If appropriate, we may take beginners to the gentle nursey slopes at Nosal. Here, at the edge of Zakopane, are four very easy blue runs. Perfect for a family of first timers. There is also an excellent little inn, decorated in the traditional style and serving hearty Goral food.

…to Blacks. Kasprowy Wierch

For the ultimate challenge, take the cable car ride to the top of Kasprowy Wierch. At 1,987 metres above sea level are two black runs, very steep at first before opening onto open bowls of glorious powder snow. Advanced skiers and snowboarders will be in good company here, for it was once the favourite haunt of Pope John Paul II, who skied here when he was the local priest!

Mountain Food

and Apres Ski

All that activity creates hungry and thirsty skiers! Bialka Tartranska is happy to oblige, with mountain bars and restaurants dishing out mighty portions of wholesome food. There are pizzas and pasta, schnitzels and sausage, as well as traditional Polish food.

At the top of Kotelnica, the Viewpoint Inn offers memorable panoramas of the Tatra, Gorce and Pieniny mountain ranges. It is quite a place to spend lunch.

Families will love the waterpark at the base of the nursery slopes. There are flume rides and lazy rivers, plus a thermally heated outdoor pool, which is great fun to splash around in when it snows!

Extras

For a little extra, advanced skiers may also take advantage of our ski guiding service. Providing the conditions allow, we will take you off piste for some great back country skiing. We also run regular excursions across the border into Slovakia, where the resort of Jasna offers world class alpine skiing.