Experts from Travelist.pl have developed a ranking of ski slopes that are worth paying special attention to this year. Among them there will be places ideal for beginners, but also for advanced users.
Where is the best place to start your skiing or snowboarding adventure in Poland? Which places will be best for winter sports connoisseurs? Experts from Travelist.pl have created a ranking of the best ski resorts in Poland. Get to know the TOP 9 places that you must visit in the 2023/2024 season.
TOP 9 best slopes 2023/2024 in Poland
Which slopes should you consider when going to the Polish mountains for skiing or snowboarding this year? It turns out that there are quite a lot of them and many of them offer the highest quality. Here are the 10 best slopes selected by Travelist.pl for this year’s 2023/2024 season.
Szczyrk Mountain Resort
It is the largest winter sports center in the Polish Beskids, stretching on the slopes of the peaks Małe Skrzyczne, 1,211 m above sea level, and Wierch Pokrzyw, 1,000 m above sea level. It offers a total of 23 km of downhill slopes of varying difficulty, appropriately profiled and widened. 5 km are illuminated. The mountain can be reached by a 10-person gondola lift and three 6-person chair lifts. Downstairs, guests will find a parking lot with 700 spaces, an equipment rental combined with a service center, the “Kuflonka” Restaurant in Hala Skrzyczeńska, the Apres Ski bar and the “Chill Bar pod Gondola”, where you can relax after an intense day on the slope.
Jaworzyna Krynicka, Krynica-Zdrój
1,114 m above sea level – you have to reach this height to enjoy, in addition to spectacular views, perfectly prepared slopes. The former can be observed from a 360° viewing platform located at an altitude of 1,122 m above sea level. Skiers have a total of 14 kilometers of slopes and 12 tracks – available for both beginners and more advanced skiers. Interestingly, snow cover lasts here for up to 5 months a year.
Zieleniec Sport Arena
In the largest ski resort (and at the same time one of the most popular) in the Polish Sudetes, you can ski from late autumn to early spring. All thanks to the snow cover lasting 150 days a year and the unique Alpine microclimate. There are 22 routes with a total length of 23 km on the slopes of the picturesque Orlické and Bystrzyckie Mountains. Although the majority of them are easy and recreational, adrenaline hunters will also not be bored. A real treat for snow thrill seekers is the snow park with a modern snowcross track. For now, it is the only such place in Poland.
PKL Kasprowy Wierch, Zakopane
Kasprowy Wierch is a Tatra peak that is only 13 meters short of being a 2,000-meter peak. And he needs no introduction. It is the highest situated ski resort in Poland. After climbing the mountain (the only high-mountain cable railway in Poland), skiers and snowboarders can see – apart from amazing views – the Meteorological Observatory and as many as 14 kilometers of FIS-approved ski slopes.
Kotelnica Białczańska, Białka Tatrzańska
This iconic resort in Podhale is 20 years old. During this time, it received the “skiing Oscar” 7 times (in a row), i.e. Poland’s Best Ski Resort as part of the international World Ski Awards. However, Kotelnica is an independent station only in theory. In practice, there are three other ski stations in Białka: Bania, Kaniówka and Horników Wierch, which together with Kotelnica create an impressive network of 20 ski slopes. 14 kilometers of slopes include both gentle and FIS-approved routes. All of them can be skied with one Tatry Super Ski ski pass.
Ski Arena Szrenica
This inconspicuous mountain in the western part of the Karkonosze Mountains is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts. Szrenica measures only 1,362 meters above sea level and is considered an easy peak among hikers. However, its slopes hide the legendary “Wall”, the steepest route in Poland. On a 2-kilometer section, the level difference is as much as 510 meters! In total, there are as many as 12 artificially snowed slopes waiting for tourists. And you can get to the top by, among other things, one of the longest chairlifts in our country – “Karkonosz Express”.
Czarna Góra Resort, Sienna near Stronie Śląskie
The north-eastern slopes of Czarna Góra (1,205 m above sea level) and Żmijowiec (1,153 m above sea level) offer as many as 15 routes with a total length of 14 kilometers and varying degrees of difficulty: from glades, through blue routes, to red and red-black routes. Some of them were granted FIS approval. In total, there is as much as 60 hectares of white powder available to tourists – thanks to artificial lighting – even after dark. One of the funiculars that can take you to the top is… Luxtorpeda. The name is not accidental – it is one of the fastest ski lifts in Poland.
Karpacz Ski Arena
It lies at the foot of the majestic Śnieżka Mountain (1,603 m above sea level) and is one of the oldest places for winter sports in the Polish part of the Sudetes. On site, skiers and snowboarders can try 7 ski slopes with various levels of difficulty. Those who are taking their first steps on the slope can use one of the two ski schools operating on site.
Korbielów – Pilsko
Pilsko is a peak measuring 1,557 m above sea level, which offers one of the most famous ski slopes in Poland. Route No. 5 is 4.5 km long, which makes it one of the two longest in the country. Moreover, thanks to the northern exposure of the slopes, there is snow on this and other routes even until April.