This article is an overview of the best skiing resorts in Poland. Each ski resort has a short description of location, access details, contact information and facilities. The page also includes links to other areas within our site that will be useful for planning your skiing holiday in Poland such as accommodation, ski schools and travel to and from Poland.
Introduction to Poland Ski Resorts
Poland has three main ski resorts that are all located within one hours drive of the capital city Warsaw. They are Zakopane , Szczyrk and Kasprowy Wierch.
Zakopane is the most popular resort with all the other ski resorts being smaller and more specialised. Zakopane is located in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia and has a good network of ski lifts and runs as well as offering lots of activities for non-skiers.
Zakopane has been extensively marketed internationally by Skiing Poland and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The resort offers skiing in the mornings and evenings plus lots of activities like snowboarding in the afternoons. Zakopane is located at an altitude of 2,000m and has a good choice of ski lifts and runs. It’s particularly popular with bus parties from throughout Europe.
Located in Podhale, northern Poland near Krakow, Szczyrk is the most modern of Polish ski resorts. The resort has a good mixture of skiing and non-skiing activities. Kasprowy Wierch is located in the Tatra Mountain range near Zakopane in southern Poland and offers good quality skiing as well as cross country trails for walking and mountain biking.
Poland has a good range of ski resorts in the Karkonosze Mountains at the southern tip of Poland. The most popular resort is Szklarska Poręba, which has been heavily marketed by Skiing Poland and attracts numerous visitors from Western Europe.
The best ski resort in Poland is Karkonosze- which offers skiing on terrain of up to 2,600m. This is the highest resort in Poland and also offers plenty of non-skiing activities. Located south-east of Krakow, the resort has a good choice of ski lifts and runs as well as offering a great range of accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Lesser known and more Challenging Polish Ski Resorts
Other resorts in this area include Białcza i Janow, Ołtaszyn and Karpacz, a small ski resort with some very challenging runs.