Ski essentials

ZAKOPANE

Ski essentials

ZAKOPANE

Sitting on the mountainous border betwwen Poland and Slovakia, Zakopane is the perfect base to ride the Tatra range in the Carpathian mountains. With top quality skiing and snowboarding for half the price of other better known European alternatives. Zakopane Tatry Super Ski area is made up of over 15 individual resorts, some independently owned and run. The vast majority are coverd by a single Tatry Super Ski pass, but a few have their own. Between them Zakopane has access to the best variety skiing both Poland and Slovakia have to offer. The different ski areas vary massively with something for everyone, whatever your ability.

Beginners can learn at Nosal ski center which is conveniently situated directly opposite chalet Stardust. While for the more adventurous there’s advanced free riding at 1980m in Kasprowy Weirch. Based on your ability and the snow conditions we’ll work with you on arrival to tailor a weeks skiing to your needs with a selection of areas within the vast Tatra range. Allowing you to concentrate on enjoying these beautiful mountains.

If you wish to learn more about some of the different ski areas available in Zakopane check out the below…

HIRE, LESSONS & LIFT PASSES

If you’re in need of ski or snowboard hire when in resort, we’ve got you covered. With our rental shop partners we take away all the stress from getting fitted; no queuing, no hassle and you can even enjoy a drink whilst we sort everything for you.

If you need something more specialist, we work closely with some of the best companies in Zakopane to ensure all abilities and requirements are covered.

Fitting
On arrival, our team will get you fitted as soon as possible. For those arriving late at night, everything will be arranged first thing the following morning. Less time hanging around, more time on the mountain. There is no need to pre-book hire. During the week, if you have any queries, or fancy trying something more adventurous, our team will be happy to help. At the end of the week, just drop everything back to the chalet, nice and easy, but most importantly, hassle free. 

Servicing
Our team can also service any personal equipment in house if required, just ask when you arrive.

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ADULT

6 Days5 Days4 Days3 Days2 Days1 Day

Skis, boots, poles & helmet

330≈€74

275≈€61

220≈€49

165≈€37

110≈€25

55≈€12

Skis, boots & poles

270≈€60

225≈€50

180≈€40

135≈€30

90≈€20

45≈€10

Skis & poles

270≈€60

225≈€50

180≈€40

135≈€30

90≈€20

45≈€10

Snowboard, boots & helmet

390≈€87

325≈€72

260≈€58

195≈€43

130≈€29

65≈€14

Snowboard & boots

330≈€74

275≈€61

220≈€49

165≈€37

110≈€25

55≈€12

Snowboard

300≈€67

250≈€56

200≈€45

150≈€33

100≈€22

50≈€11

Helmet

90≈€20

75≈€17

60≈€13

45≈€10

30≈€7

15≈€3

CHILD6 Days5 Days4 Days3 Days2 Days1 Day

Skis, boots, poles & helmet

240≈€54

200≈€45

160≈€36

120≈€27

80≈€18

40≈€9

Skis

210≈€47

175≈€39

140≈€31

105≈€24

70≈€16

35≈€8

Snowboard, boots & helmet

270≈€61

225≈€50

180≈€40

135≈€30

90≈€20

45≈€10

Snowboard

240≈€54

200≈€45

160≈€36

120≈€27

80≈€18

40≈€9

HelmetFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Child rates apply to those under 13 years.

Rental will be charged and needs to be paid in PLN/Polish złoty (zł). EUR (€) equivalents are estimates for information only.

Everyone can benefit from a lesson or two to build confidence on the slopes, and in our opinion a commendable ski school should hold three vital requirements: experienced English speaking instructors, a range of ability groups and small class sizes. We work with one of the highest regarded ski school providers in resort, which we believe deliver on all the above.

A variety of lessons are available including standard group, private group, or one-to-one tuition. For standard group lessons, students will be grouped with those of a similar ability. All lessons take place on learner slopes, so a ski pass is required.

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The Tatry Super Ski Pass covers most areas in both Zakopane and Slovakia, over 87 different lifts in total.

As well as the Tatry Super Ski Pass there are a few areas that have their own individual passes. On arrival the team will discuss with you plans for the week based on abilities in your group, weather conditions and how much skiing you want to do. Suitable ski passes can then quickly and easily be booked online from the comfort of the chalet, ready for collection the following day. Just another advantage to staying with Snomads to provide a hassle-free holiday.

A refundable 10zƗ is added to all pass prices for the hands-free electronic card.

2019/2020 PRICESAdult

Child (Under 16)

& SENIOR (Over 65)

Child

(Under 7)

1 Day

115≈€26

105≈€24

Free*

2 Days

210≈€47

190≈€43

Free*

3 Days

300zł≈€67

270≈€60

Free*

4 Days

385≈€86

345≈€77

Free*

5 Days

465≈€104

415≈€93

Free*

6 Days

540≈€121

480≈€107

Free*

3 Days in 5 Day Period

310zł≈€69

280≈€63

Free*

5 Days in 7 Day Period

480zł≈€107

430≈€96

Free*

2 Hours

75≈€17

65≈€15

Free*

4 Hours

90≈€20

80≈€18

Free*

6 Hours

105≈€24

95≈€21

Free*

4 Hours (After 4pm)

85≈€19

75≈€17

Free*

*Free pass issued when accompanied with an adult buying a pass. The free pass will have the same validity as the adult pass. Only one free child pass per adult.

All passes are valid for consecutive days only, with exception of: 3 Days in 5 Day Period and; 5 Days in 7 Day Period.

AREAS FOR ALL LEVELS

AREAS BEST FOR ALL LEVELS

  • Good for snowboarders
  • Night skiing
  • Great for improvers
  • Most difficult black run in Poland
  • Snow cannons and lighting
  • Relatively unknown with usually empty pistes
  • Great restaurants and bars

  • 5 minutes from Chalet Stardust
  • Chair lift and T-bars in use
  • 6 marked runs for beginners
  • 4 marked runs for intermediates
  • 1 FIS level slope for advanced
  • Great night skiing
  • Fantastic Tatra views from the top
  • Snow cannon coverage
  • 2 modern chairlifts
  • 6 wide and long blue runs
  • Separate beginners area
  • Restaurants and bars all over slopes
  • Cross-country and walking trails in the surrounding forests

AREAS FOR BEGINNERS

AREAS BEST FOR BEGINNERS

  • Modern lift system
  • Excellent progression in slope difficulty
  • Childrens ski club/kindergarten
  • Range of restaurants and bars
  • North facing slopes
  • Directly opposite Snomads Chalet Stardust (SKI IN/OUT!)
  • Night skiing
  • Snow cannon coverage
  • Kindergarden
  • Perfect for first timers of any age
  • Range of slopes to develop skills and learn how to use T bars

AREAS FOR INTERMEDIATES

AREAS BEST FOR INTERMEDIATES

  • Polands largest connected ski area
  • Night skiing
  • Polands biggest Burton Snow Park with jibs, boxes, jumps and features
  • Snow tubing available
  • Plethora of bars and restaurants all over the mountain
  • Geothermal waterpark and spa at bottom of piste
  • Multiple cross-country routes from 1000m to 5000m in length
  • Annual Red Bull Bandits Run cross-county race (open to anyone over 16)
  • Funicular train to top of mountain
  • Snow park with jumps and rails
  • Great views of Zakopane and the Tatras from the panoramic restaurant
  • Traditional bustling market at the bottom
  • Walks, tobogganing, snow tubing and snowmobiling
  • Snow cannon coverage
  • Kindergarden available
  • Geothermal spa at resort
  • Up to 1500m elevation
  • Late night skiing
  • Snow cannons and lighting
  • 15 minutes from chalet
  • Separate beginner area with wide and quiet slope
  • Main pistes perfect for intermediates with long and wide blue runs
  • Excellent restaurant and bar
  • Good for night skiing

AREAS FOR ADVANCED/ EXPERTS

AREAS BEST FOR ADVANCED/EXPERTS

  • Zakopane’s “Holy Mountain of Polish Skiers”, the best place for the most advanced skiers
  • Snow sure with skiing at over 1980m
  • Great freeride possibilities
  • Ski both side of the peak; Gasienicowa and Gorczkowa
  • 5 minutes from Chalet Stardust
  • Polands longest running gondola (recently upgraded)
  • Unlimited ski touring/split boarding options
  • Wide bowls, couloirs and tree runs
  • Rohace & Bachledka resorts:
  • 12 ski slopes in 3 connected valleys
  • Scenic tree top walk
  • Snow tubing and sleding
  • Longest gravity roller coaster in the Tatras
  • Official freeride zones
  • Snow cannon coverage
  • Unlimted ski touring/split boarding possibilities
  • Modern ski lifts throughout
  • Great variety of runs