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Skiing in Zakopane

Those who are fond of winter sports shouldn't miss the chance to leave Krakow for a day or two and to visit Zakopane, a town located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Especially, when it takes only two hours!


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Zakopane is a great destination for beginners, the slopes are well-groomed and apres-ski food is delicious. Kasprowy Wierch is called a Sacred Mountain for Polish skiers. It features cable-car, two chairlifts. Nosal Ski Station boasts long lasting snow cover, a chairlift and 5 ski lifts. Szymoszkowa Ski Station with two chairlifts and great views is great for intermediate skiers.

Even if you don’t like to go skiing yourself, you’ll have a chance to see Wielka Krokiew or the Great Krokiew, one of the biggest ski jumps. It was built in 1925, and since that time it is a place for the world championships in jumping. It is a regular location for the FIS Ski jumping World Cup.

As long as Zakopane is one of the most popular ski resorts in Poland, there are activities for everyone. Among the exciting attractions is the huge ice maze made of solid ice which usually appears in the middle of the winter.

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