Zakopane is located in southern Poland, near the border to Slovakia in the Tatra Mountains. The closest city is Krakow. The ski area is called Kasprowy Wierch. You will find four ski pistes, one cable car and two lifts. This is hence a quite small ski resort.

However, there are good opportunities to find your own ski slopes by walking just a short distance from the top of the lift. If you take your skis on your back and walk, you will find excellent off-pist skiing. Be prepared to walk for at least thirty minutes, up to several hours.
The vertical drop is about 500 to 1,000 meters. About 30 kilometers from Zakopane you will find the ski area Bialka Tatrzanska. The slopes are mainly blue and green and target beginners and families.

There are two other ski resorts nearby: Krynica and Wierchomla
You might need to take a taxi to get around. It sounds luxorius but is actually quite cheap. Unfortunately the areas have different owners and you need to buy different lift passes.
Zakopane is very cheap for most European visitors. Food, drinks, accommodation and lift passes are all affordable.

Most snow falls in January and February

Accommodation in Zakopane

Zakopane is a cosy town with about 30,000 inhabitants. There are several different types of accommodation to choose from, from private room rentals to first class hotels. The hotel standard could be somewhat lower than you normally expect from a for instance four star hotel, so book an extra star if hotel standard is important.
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Ski holiday in Zakopane

The best option is to fly to Krakow and then continue by bus. Donít miss out on visiting beautiful Krakow during your journey, it is a lovely town.

Ski schools in Zakopane

Do you want to improve your skiing or simply learn to ski or snowboard? Through our partner CheckYeti you will find 3 different classes and instructors in Zakopane who can help you with this, in addition with the possibility to get up to 15% discount on the normal price. Many of the classes also have free cancellation.

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Hotel & accommodation in Zakopane

Here you will find in total 1954 hotel, apartments and chalets/houses in Zakopane.
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Price/night from: 78 EUR
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Price/night from: 105 EUR