Near the artsy town of Zakopane in the Tatras Mountains, the Zakopane ski centre is Polands most popular ski area for snowboarding. The Zakopane ski resort has 20 pistes totaling 50km served by 12 lifts (mainly drags) that access a maximum vertical drop of 1,160m. For the best freeriding, head to the top of Kasprowy and then hike up from there (make sure to pre-book your ticket).
If you are looking for nightlife, make sure to head to discoteques and avoid anything called a nightclub. When snowboarding and freeriding internationally, it is important to get a travel insurance policy that covers emergency rescue, medical expense and evacuation. There are many destinations that will not initiate rescue or medical treatment without prior payment or proof of insurance. In many cases, the rescue fees, medical fees or evacuation to a reputable hospital can total tens of thousands of dollars. Plans such as GEOS SAR100 or IMG Patriot Travel Medical Insurance are well worth the per-trip cost of $130 to $200 USD.
Overall, Zakopane Ski Area is the 1st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 8 snowboarding resorts in Poland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Zakopane Ski Area including Butorowy Wierch Ski Area, Kasprowy Wierch Ski Area, Nosal Ski Area, Bialka Tatrzanska Ski Area and Gubalowka Ski Area.
Local Contacts: Zakopane Tourism +48-18-20-122-11; Zakopane Ski Centre +48-18-20-615-50
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Base Camp: Hotel Szarotka
Luxury Loding: Belvedere Hotel
Reference Source: click here http://www.promocja.zakopane.pl/
GPS: 49.293785, 19.95379
Date Published: 1/5/2016
Date Updated: 7/13/2016
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