Last updated on November 18, 2019
Soon, winter will begin, which, in my opinion, is a wonderful season in Poland. Although without a doubt it is cold outside, the sun is getting smaller and the days are getting shorter, you can still enjoy yourself a lot! Trust me 🙂
One of your options could be skiing in Poland! Zakopane, Karpacz, or Krynica are just a few best places to go skiing in Poland. But, surprisingly, you could also do it in some different Polish regions such as Kaszuby. Sounds interesting? You will find out more below in our article!
Did you know that in Poland are more than 4 million active skiers? Therefore, you should not be surprised that there is quite a list of places you could go to this winter!
Skiing in Poland – things to consider
In general, as you can expect, skiing in Poland is much cheaper than traveling to Italy or Austria. It is also easier logistic-wise as you can put all your equipment in a car and drive to your skiing resort.
Distance is especially essential when you have a short vacation or small children. Or both;) So what places in Poland do Poles consider for their skiing holidays? Let’s check out the list we prepared for YOU!
It is one of the most popular tourist destinations, lying at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, which are the highest mountains in Poland. You will find several ski slopes there. The biggest attraction is the Góral Skipass that connects four stations – Suche, Witów, Harenda, and Polana Szymoszkowa.
The tickets start at around 50 PLN (for a 2-hour session) and could cost up to 900 PLN for a 2-week pass. Besides, in Zakopane, you will find Kasprowy Wierch, which is one of the best places to go skiing in Poland. It is the highest place in Poland to practicing this sport. The Kasprowy Wierch cable car takes skiers up to a height of 1959 m asl.
If you would like to enjoy this beautiful city fully, you should read a whole post about top things to do in Zakopane that we wrote for you some time ago 🙂
Book hotel in Zakopane
- Our Recommendation – Rezydencja Bambi
- Luxury option – Rezydencja Nosalowy Dwór
- Good price/quality option – Czarny Potok
It is a village known for its excellent thermal pools and sports complexes. You find there several ski lifts, including Kotelnica, which has often won awards in national plebiscites for the most tourist-friendly resorts.
There is this excellent initiative, called, TatraSuperSki, that allows you to take advantage of various ski slopes while to have just one skipass for all of them. It offers skiers 91 numerous ski trails of 57km length. In Białka, you could, for example, use the Bania, Kaniówka Białczańska, and Kotelnica. Bania is the best place to go skiing in Poland for families with children – there is a ski kindergarten here!
Toddlers can learn skiing under the guidance of an instructor who presents this sport in the form of fun. If, after all, the toddler doesn’t like skiing, he can always have fun on the snow tubing tracks.
Book hotel in Białka Tatrzańska
- Our Recommendation – Hotel Liptakówka
- Luxury option – Hotel Bania Thermal & Ski
- Good price/quality option – Willa pod Termą
Krynica Zdrój is a region with a long-lasting skiing tradition. Currently, it is considered to be one of the most modern ski places in Poland. Jaworzyna Krynicka is the principal skiing place in Krynica; however, you should not forget about Wierchomla or Dwie Doliny ski station.
Jaworzyna offers excellent conditions for winter sports, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. Snow remains here, at least 4 and often 5 months a year. On the slopes of Jaworzyna Krynicka is set out 8 pistes with a total length of over 8.3 km, of which four have the FIS homologation. The plan is to set the next ski slopes.
Book hotel in Krynica
- Our Recommendation – Hotel Jaworzyna Krynicka
- Luxury option – Hotel Czarny Potok Resort & Spa
- Good price/quality option – Pegaz
This great skiing place is located just 2-hour drive away from Wrocław. You can check our great article about Wroclaw here.
In recent years, it has become one of the most famous skiing resorts in Poland and not only for Poles but also for foreign tourists.
The ski resort “Kopa” is located at an altitude of 820 to 1340 meters above sea level. It offers to skiers 7 lifts, two chairlifts, and five t-bars. Trails are artificially snowed. In general, Karpacz is suitable for early intermediate skiers and is a very family-friendly place.
Book hotel in Karpacz
- Our Recommendation – Tarasy Wang
- Luxury option – Hotel Gołębiewski Karpacz
- Good price/quality option – Pałac Margot Spa
One of the best known and best place to go skiing in Poland is Szczyrk. There are many skiing schools here where you can rent or buy skis, and even order a bus that will take you to the lift. Szczyrk, located in the Silesian Beskids in the south of Poland, allows people to use several ski routes, which we choose in levels of difficulty 🙂
Kaimówka, with illuminated slopes 400 and 200 meters long, will be ideal for beginners, as well as the Biały Krzyż lift. Next to the latter, we also find the “Bartuś” ski lift for children. When we feel more confident skiing, we will find two advanced ski complexes – Czyrna – Solisko and Central Sports Centre. Together, this gives almost 40 kilometers of ski slopes! Sounds great, right? 🙂
Book hotel in Szczyrk
- Our Recommendation – Śnieżynka
- Luxury option – Hotel Meta Resort & Vine SPA
- Good price/quality option – Willa Jacuu
How do you combine staying away from the mountains and skiing in Poland? It can be done! Wieżyca may not be the best place to go skiing in Poland, but certainly one of the most interesting because of its location.
It is located in Kaszuby, a magnificent region in Poland among stunning views of forests and lakes. The height of 330 m a.s.l. is far from the impressive peaks in Poland. But still, Wieżyca is a place with a unique atmosphere and well-lit trails which will allow you to stay skiing until late evening.
Here, children will also find something for themselves – snow tubing in addition to the classic slide-on the tire is also in the form of the Snow Carousel. If you want to see beautiful views of the Wieżyca, you can check it in the online webcam.
- Our Hotel Recommendation – Hotel & Spa pod Orłem
For lovers of peace and quiet, the best place to go skiing in Poland is the beautiful region of Warmia and Mazury. Located in north-eastern Poland, the area famous for its beautiful lakes also offers slopes for ski lovers. We will find here the longest ski run in northern Poland with a length of 800m.
The complex on Kurza Góra (in Kurzętnik) is equipped with an automatic Snowmatic system, which extends the skiing season. Besides, there is a winter children’s amusement park and the “Kurza Akademia” ski school. You can buy passes for 2 hours for about 50 PLN or full-day tickets for about 90 PLN.
Kurza Góra also offers Snowtubing on a route with a total length of 700 meters. It is one of the largest year-round tubing slide complexes around the world. A paradise for children and not only for them!
- Our Hotel Recommendation – Hotel Pory Roku
Returning to the topic of skiing in the mountains, it is also worth writing about Wisła. We will find here 7 ski resorts with different levels of difficulty. It is worth mentioning that Adam Małysz – one of the most famous Polish ski jumper and winner of 6 world championship medals – was born in the vicinity of the Wisła.
Among the ski stations, you will find Soszów – one of the best places to go skiing in Poland, and the largest in the Beskids. Usually, there are excellent conditions for skiing – natural snow is sometimes in this area until the end of April.
Besides, ideal for advanced skiers is the Stożek Center, and Nowa Osada, Beskid, and Cieńków Station for families with children. In Wisła, we can count on numerous ski schools, attractions for families and children, slopes for advanced skiers, gastronomic points, and artificial snow.
Book Hotel in Wisła
- Our Recommendation – Premium Wisła Patria
- Luxury option – Hotel Gołębiewski Wisła
- Good price/quality option – Sepia Spa
I hope that you liked our list of best places to go skiing in Poland and that thanks to our recommendations you are going to have a great time this winter! I am actually hoping to persuade my Brazilian husband to try skiing for the first time in his life hehe
As we will be spending Christmas in a Karpacz area, this is where I am hoping to have a chance to try out some slopes 🙂 Wish us luck!