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4 Mar

Polish Ski Resorts Offer More Affordable Piste Action

Zakopane, PolandLooking For A Cheaper Way To Ski? Try Poland

Looking to get away for some last minute ski action without breaking the bank? Try Poland!

Skiing has long been regarded as a pastime predominantly enjoyed by the wealthiest people who have a large disposable income, but that perception is changing fast thanks to a number of reasons. First, there’s the fact that air travel has tumbled in price over the last couple of decades. No longer is jumping on a plane seen as a luxury experience. With budget airlines aplenty these days, flying has become no different to getting a train to your destination of choice.

The second reason is the growing number of resorts that are springing up across the globe that cater for those with a more average budget. Sure, the expensive and exclusive areas still exist for those who can afford to go there, but the increasing popularity of winter sports has lead to canny businessman opening up areas catering for ordinary families and those who haven’t got bank balances to rival royalty.

Enter Poland

One such destination that is proving to be extremely popular with ski and snow boarding enthusiasts is Poland. While it may not be at the top of the list when it comes to known resorts, Poland has a great deal to offer and it won’t be long until everyone cottons on to the fact that this little known ski haven is well worth a visit.

This year’s ski season may be slowly coming to an end, but there’s still time to get yourself out there for a little late winter fun if you are looking for a break away from the dismal UK weather that we’ve been experiencing of late. In fact, many people are doing just that – grabbing their passport, ski holiday insurance and jetting off to Poland for some thrills and spills on the pistes of Poland. Terms and conditions apply.

One Destination To Look Out For

Poland is fast losing its secret runs to an ever-growing legion of snow fuelled fans. The resort of Zakopane was voted as the third best place to visit for winter sport in the 2015-2016 season by travel website, Trivago. This is no mean feat when you consider that the first and second spots were taken by the outstanding French resorts of Morzine and Chamonix respectively.

Zakopane has recently played host to the Ski Jumping World Cup, which has helped to raise its profile no end. The resort was unheard of by many just 12 months ago, but all that is changing fast as more and more people visit and word of mouth begins to spread. The resort is also in the process of creating an ice maze that is going to be the largest in the world, surely another attraction that is going to put this part of Europe on the winter sport map.

Summer can be fun here, too

It’s not just during the winter months that Zakopane has something to offer. Many hikers travel here throughout the summer to enjoy plentiful trails and wonderful scenery when the snow gives way to a walking wonderland.

Whenever you choose to visit, you’re sure to be pleasantly surprised by what this part of Poland has to offer.

Photo credit: Zakopane from Gubałówka Hill by Jonathan White.