practical information on the town of Zakopane and the region (since 2003)
Ski-lifts are in service from early morning hours to late evening hours. Around almost all of them there are instructors waiting, ready to teach a little or a big lover of winter sports how to ski or snowboard. In the central part of the town there are two ice rinks with skate rental. Skating with family or friends is lots of fun for all ages.
Zakopane has some great ideas for those who are looking for something more exhilarating. A one-hour snowmobile ride (or three-hours snowmobile expedition)
through the Podhale forests and fields will certainly be unforgettable. Especially when it finishes at the door of a regional inn where they serve mead and toasted smoked sheep's cheese. When there is not enough snow or when the snow is too hard it is better to choose a quad. Quads have no problems with rough terrain, streams or even shallow rivers. The tracks around Zakopane offer exceptionally attractive landscapes.
Children are sure to fall in love with friendly husky dogs
, which pull their sleds barking joyfully. The driver stands on the runners, leaving the passengers to sit comfortably and enjoy the ride. An extra thrill is to drive the dog team yourself, but the smart huskies often get rid of an inexperienced driver by cutting a sharp turn. A fall into a snow bank can be regarded as an attraction, but having to catch up with the dogs is not necessarily so much fun.
Visitors to Zakopane who prefer peace and quiet, far from the crowded ski runs, the noise of jets and quads and the barking of huskies, should try their hand at ski-touring. This sport is becoming more and more popular and even expert guides from Chamonix, enchanted by our mountains, return to us every year with new groups of lovers of the sport. A ski-touring trip, which can last several days, led by a professional guide who is often also a ski instructor, is a wonderful way of spending time. The route runs through the Tatra National Park and overnight accommodation is booked in mountain chalets.
Hello Barbara, Thank you again for the excellent organisation last Friday, we had a wonderful time, a number of the people in our group even said they thought it was the best thing they had ever done! So thank you again and I will definitely recommend your company to any of my friends that are visiting the area (hopefully I will return to see Zakopane next year and will definitely look for your website again).
Kind regards, James (member of the snowmobile expedition)