Zakopane
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wojo
August 5, 2006
Member since 01/17/2005 🔗
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Anyone ever ski Poland. I was in Zakopane in the summer and it looked like it might be fun to ski. What does it compare to? When is the best season?
Roger Z
August 5, 2006
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
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I skied a farm field about five miles east of Zakopane. On a rope tow. It is still my only experience skiing in Europe.

There was an article in Ski Magazine a few years ago about skiing in Zakopane. Apparently poaching in the trees is a HUGE no-no. But they say the tree skiing is pretty frickin' worth it, too. I don't think that chute underneath the tram is ever officially open, either.

I've heard pretty good things about Slovakia and Johnfmh, I believe, can personally attest to the skiing in Slovenia, which is supposed to be very good (not Austria or Switzerland, but getting there).

For the real adventurous, there's always Israel, Lebanon, and Iran. Yee haw.

If you're still bored after skiing with Ajamahygiene or whatever his name is, there's Moonshine Mountain.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
August 5, 2006
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
2,720 posts
wojo, here's a thread with some info I put together after Pope JPII died last year. Zakopane was his favorite ski haunt.
http://www.dcski.com/ubbthreads22/showfl...=true#Post15272
wojo
August 5, 2006
Member since 01/17/2005 🔗
312 posts
Quote:

wojo, here's a thread with some info I put together after Pope JPII died last year. Zakopane was his favorite ski haunt.
http://www.dcski.com/ubbthreads22/showfl...=true#Post15272




I did read this the first go around I was hoping some locals might let us know some hostels or b&bs, costs, describe the runs, what it compares to, best season . . . I was on the runs in town and took the gondola to the top and looked at the bowl area (in the summer) It was the one place in Poland where there weren't many English speakers, the phrase book came in handy. I would love to go back in the winter and ski.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
August 7, 2006
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,923 posts
I've never skied Zakopane but am very familiar with the Slovak side of the Tatras. I skied one of the most popular Slovak resorts, Jasna, a few years ago and wrote this report:

http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_article.php?article_id=795&mode=search
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