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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 Lift6,430ft
Resort Height3,054ft
 Nearest AirportsKrakow and Katowice
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The Polish ski resort of Zakopane is in the Polish Tatras at an altitude of 3,054ft.


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?

The next notable snow forecast is 5in, expected on 4 November.

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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
31 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Zakopane Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift6,430ft
Lowest Trail3,379ft
Resort Altitude (Zakopane)3,054ft
Max Vertical3,376ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Zakopane
Expert Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Zakopane?

This ski resort is in the Polish Tatras.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Zakopane is Krakow, 95 minutes drive away.

Katowice 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 7 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.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Zakopane, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Zakopane Tourist Office for the latest.

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