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Zakopane Ski Resort Guide

Zakopane, Poland

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,960m6,430ft
Resort Height931m3,054ft
 Nearest AirportsPoprad–Tatry and Krakow
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The ski area of Zakopane is in the Polish Tatras at an altitude of 931m3,054ft.


Zakopane has direct access to 16 marked pistes, served by a total of 20 ski lifts.


Zakopane offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.


Zakopane offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Zakopane?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Zakopane.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Zakopane

Ski Area Stats

Zakopane Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
50km31 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Zakopane Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,960m6,430ft
Lowest Piste1,030m3,379ft
Resort Altitude (Zakopane)931m3,054ft
Max Vertical1,029m3,376ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E

Zakopane has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow), as well as east.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Zakopane
Expert Skiers

Ski Lessons in Zakopane

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Zakopane Ski Schools and Zakopane Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Zakopane?

This ski resort is in the Polish Tatras in Tatra County, Lesser Poland.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Zakopane is Poprad–Tatry, 86 minutes drive away.

Krakow, Katowice, Žilina and Kosice airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 20 ski lifts are able to uplift 10,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 12km7 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Zakopane open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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