Skiing in Poland – a cheaper alternative

If you’re considering a skiing holiday this Winter season, look no further than Poland.

With an abundance of snow (some ski resorts have over 100cm of snow at the moment), Poland is the perfect place to start of your skiing season of 2012.

Simply fly to Krakow to get into the Tatra Mountains or into Wroclaw to get to Sudety Mountains or Katowice for Beskidy.

Here’s a webcam of Korbielow in Beskidy to whet your appetite for skiing in Poland.

We’ve also found a map of the temperatures in the main skiiing resorts in Poland. Yep, it’s a cockle warming -12 degrees currently in Zakopane 🙂

Looking at the hotel rates, you can currently get hotels in the ski resorts of Zakopane, Szklarska Poreba and Karpacz (try saying those after a couple vodkas!) from around £35 per night for 3* properties on in February.

Flights in February with Wizzair to Katowice come in at around £90 return from Luton, £80 to Wroclaw and Easyjet has fares from Gatwick to Krakow for £130 return.

And the lift passes? In Polish ski resorts these will set you back £50 – £100 for 7 days.  A much more affordable alternative to Italy or France!

There’s also plenty of ski schools, shops with skiing equipment and in the evening, there’s nothing better than relaxing in one of the local restaurants, enjoying the traditional fare (with some vodka to warm the blood :)) and listening to a local folk band give it their all.

There you go, all the work’s been done,  time to head to the slopes! 🙂

Happy swishing 🙂

Snowy Tatras, skiing in Poland
Snowy Tatras, skiing in Poland
Ski chair lift on Gubalowka, Tatra Mountains
Ski chair lift on Gubalowka, Tatra Mountains

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