Snow Conditions

Of course the million dollar question for any winter sportsmen and women coming to Zakopane is: "is it snowing?"

It's all very well coming all the way to the beautiful Tatras for a spot of skiing, but if there's no snow it's no go. Well the good news for you powder enthusiasts is that the snow conditions in Zakopane are usually reliably good. Snow normally falls as early as December, and in fact the skiing season runs from December all the way through until May. Meaning there's plenty of time for budding snowboarders to perfect their air to fakies...

There are also artificial snow makers to bolster Zakopane's snow conditions if Mother Nature isn't supplying the goods.

In the very near future Zakopane Life plan to bring you an up-to-date prognosis on the exact snow conditions on the slopes but for now please check our standard weather page to see if the white stuff is falling!

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Diane from Ireland Reply Jan 20th, 2017

Is there snow in April? Planing a family holiday

Daniel from United Kingdom Reply Dec 2nd, 2016

Will there be snow on the 26th December? We'll be skiing at Szymoszkowa ski centre and we're hoping there's artificial snow machines if not, thanks!

Jimbob from Switzerland Reply Nov 28th, 2016

Hi what will conditions be like first week February ? Will snow be widespread?

keith from United Kingdom Reply Nov 11th, 2016

We coming January 2 will there any snow

lea nadav from Israel Reply Aug 21st, 2016

we would like to come to Zakopane 8 April /2017 do you think there will be ski conditions?

kim from Malta Reply Jul 11th, 2016

Hi we will be in krakow from the 23 december and will come to zakopane from the 26 december till the 28 would we be able to ski ?

stacey from Malta Reply Apr 14th, 2016

We have just booked a family holiday for beginning of december thinking we were going to find snow seeing we come from an island with very hot weather, but i am a bit dissapointed cause someone just told me that we would not find snow in december in Zakopane. Is this true?

Laura saydon from Malta Jun 2nd, 2016

I hope not!:) i just booked one for december also:)

Alice from Ireland Reply Jul 9th, 2015

A group of us are considering going to the nosal ski school from 15th December. I hear there are snow machines there. Will we be guaranteed to be able to ski at this time in nosal? We are beginners.

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 30th, 2013

Hello Dear Joel, most ski slopes in Zakopane and around will be closed. Kasprowy Wierch , ski complex mostly for medium and advanced ski level , should be opened until beginning of May. Regards. Hope my answer helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie(3 residences of 28 comfy apartments in and around Zakopane)

Joel from Singapore Reply Mar 29th, 2013

Hello there, I'll be heading to zakopane with some friends from the 5th to 9th of April. Hoping to do some skiing while we're there. Could you provide some information on the ski resorts which will still be open, suitable for beginners? Thanks so much for your help :)

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 15th, 2013

Hello, I has fallen the last 2 days about 50 cm of snow in the city(so even more on ski slopes).So, the snow and ski conditions should be very good until end of March at least.Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence in Zakopane(27 very comfy and cozy apartments in 3 locations in Zakopane);-)

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 10th, 2013

HEllo Dear Audrey, it will be possible to ski and snowboard on some ski slopes end of Marchewki. However, it is hard to say with certitude which slopes will be opened and what will be snow conditions like on those slopes.For medium ski level, I recommend Szymoszkowa, Harenda, Kasprowy Wierch , białka and bukowina. Evening life and Night life is still good in Zakopane in many restaurants, disco-restaurants, pubs/bars, nightclubs in the town.For accomodation of very good standard , the best is in center and closed to bus station to reach easily slopes If You do not have car in Zakopane, Hope the answer helps. Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence in Zakopane(27 very comfy and cozy apartments in 3 locations in Zakopane);-)

Audrey from Ireland Reply Mar 10th, 2013

Hi, I plan to go snowboarding in zakopane the last week of march with my boyfriend. We are both in our early thirties. First of all I'm wondering will there be snow then? Also I want to know what would be the best slopes for us to do. We can both snowboard but are not very advanced. Any recommendations of where to stay. We would like to stay somewhere nice. Lastly are there any good bar with good nightlife? Thanking you in advance for any suggestions/advice :)

Reg Hesketh from United Kingdom Reply Jan 16th, 2013

Last year 2012 we visited Zakopane in February and had a wonderful Kulig Bacowski experience. This was a torchlit horse drawn sleigh ride followed by a meal and entertainment at a hotel in the mountains. This was the highlight of our holiday and we have booked for this February so our family and grandchildren can enjoy the same. We are devastated to be told by the company that it only runs during the weekends and not when we are there on the 18th or 19th February. Can anyone suggest an alternative company please. Our grandchildren have never been abroad and we want them to have this special experience if possible. We would be grateful for any other suggestions. Thank you

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jan 12th, 2013

Hello, For truely beginners I would recommnend NOSAL ski slopes. Ski school email : szkolastrama@nosal.pl .Then if you are getting good feeling on slopes, you may change resort(for Harenda, Szymoszkowa, Bialka or Bukowina Tatrzanska...).Then you may get courses from the ski school located at the bottom of each slopes.Of course the best is to prebook ski lessons in advance as it may be a lot of people for not enough ski instructor.ski lessons 1 to 1 , or in group of 3-4 persons, as you want,Please do contact Nosal from us.Check the link for ski slopes in Zakopane: http://www.nanarty.info.pl/kompleksy-narciarskie-w-polsce/tatry.html , ski slopes out but nearby Zakopane:http://www.nanarty.info.pl/kompleksy-narciarskie-w-polsce/podtatrze.html . Hope the answer helps. Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence in Zakopane(26 very comfy and cozy apartments in Zakopane);-)

Brian Clohessy from Ireland Reply Jan 12th, 2013

Hi, There are ten of us coming from Ireland to Zakopane on the 23rd of January. As we are all beginners can you recommend the best resort/slopes for beginners and a link or contact details of a ski school? Thanks

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jan 10th, 2013

Hello, even of on the website of www.pkl.pl , it is mentionned that the ski slopes are not opened officially for skiing, I saw many people going down skiing the slopes named Goryczkowa. So, it seems that it is opened unofficially with a lot of fresh snow not compacted , and that people ski there at their on risk. Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence in Zakopane(26 very comfy and cozy apartments in Zakopane);-)

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jan 6th, 2013

Hello, I would Also recommend also the following links for ski maps : http://www.nanarty.info.pl/kompleksy -narciarskiel-w-polsce/tatry.html Hope it helps. Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence in Zakopane(26 very comfy and cozy apartments in Zakopane);-)

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jan 5th, 2013

Hello agRain, i do not know any global ski resorts maps available on internet. However, while in Zakopane, you may have a look at the ski map of zakopane-life.com available in almost all places.Zakopane ski slopes and resort are within 7 km radius. Hope the answer helps. Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence in Zakopane(26 very comfy and cozy apartments in Zakopane);-)

Eve from United Kingdom Reply Jan 4th, 2013

Can you advise if there are any online maps showing where the various ski lifts are located?

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jan 4th, 2013

Hello Sinead, it is not possible to foresee or predict what will be the weather forecast and snow conditions in March. But here in Zakopane, all ski related activities hope that the ski season will end beginning of May .Ski conditions are good now and we hope it lasts.Hope my answer helps.Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence in Zakopane(26 very comfy and cozy apartments in Zakopane);-)

Sinead from Ireland Reply Jan 4th, 2013

We are thinking of going to Zakopane on 2nd March 2013 for 1 week. Is it looking like there will be snow then with possible snowfalls while we are there (first time skiiers with not much clue about snow!)

Sinead from Ireland Reply Jan 4th, 2013

We are thinking of going to Zakopane on 2nd March 2013 for 1 week. Is it looking like there will be snow then with possible snowfalls while we are there (first time skiiers with not much clue about snow!)

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Dec 26th, 2012

Hello Barry, Kasprowy Wierch cable car is working, but the slopes are not opened yet for lack of snow( www.pkl.pl ). The other main ski resorts and slopes are opened for skiing in Zakopane and nearby areas.Ski conditions are good.Hope my answer helps.Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence(26 very comfy and cozy apartments in Zakopane);-)

Barry from United States Reply Dec 26th, 2012

Hello is kasprowy wierch opened yet? Is the skiing still good in zakopane and the nearby areas?

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Dec 16th, 2012

Hello, most slopes in and around Zakopane are opened now and ski conditions are good.Kasprowy Wierch is not opened yet for skiing but we hope that for Christmas time all slopes will be opened.Regards.Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence(26 very comfy and cozy apartments in Zakopane);-)

mynci from United Kingdom Reply Dec 13th, 2012

Hi. We have booked to be in Zakopane for 5 nights over Christmas (Dec 22-27). Will we definitely by able to ski? Are the slopes open now? If not, we may cancel our holiday! Thanks.

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Dec 13th, 2012

Hello again, you may also check that link: for webcamera in Zakopane and nearby : http://skywindows.net Hope my answer helps.Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence(26 very comfy and cozy apartments in Zakopane);-)

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Dec 13th, 2012

Hello, this year there is a huge possibility that almost all ski resorts will be opened for skiing at Christmas and New Year time, also in january.Temperatures are well below zero, snowfall often.Check this link for weather forecast and snow conditions: Hope my answer helps Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie residence(26 very comfy and cozy apartments in Zakopane);-)

Sarah from United Kingdom Reply Dec 12th, 2012

Hello, what are the snow conditions like at the moment? What are the chances of being able to ski just after Christmas?

Sarah from United Kingdom Reply Dec 12th, 2012

Hello, what are the snow conditions like at the moment? What are the chances of being able to ski just after Christmas?

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Dec 8th, 2012

Hi again cz and Hello Carlos, you are right, it is unlikely there may be possible for you to ski.The mounatins are however well covered of snow even if you cannot still ski on the slopes/ski pistes.Hope the answer helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie residence of 26 comfy apartments in Zakopane

Gio Carlos from Brazil Reply Dec 6th, 2012

Hi! I'm going to Zakopane next week. I'm not planning to go skiing but as I've never seen snow in my life I'd like at least to see it during my stay over there. Is likely to see the mountains covered in white or something like that? Thank you!

cz from United States Reply Dec 6th, 2012

hi, does it mean that if I'm going this weekend, I would not be able to go snowboarding?

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Sep 13th, 2012

Hello Vallu, the ski season starts usually the first weekend before Christmas(25th December).If the snowfall and temperatures are low and good enough, all slopes(in and arouynd Zakopane) should be opened for the beginning of January(if not enough natural snowfall, some snow can be manmade on most slopes) and should be opened until end March(or even end of April).Hope my answer helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie (residence of 26 comfy apartments in Zakopane).Regards

vallu from Finland Reply Sep 12th, 2012

Hi! We have thougt with my friends to come to ski to Zakopane early January (5-12.1.2013), but do you have enough snow, when the ski season starts and how many slopes you usually have open in the beginnin of january.

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jun 10th, 2012

Hello Karol, usually the best time to come to ski to Zakopane is in February, season usually ends end of March when the snow gets less practicable.However it is hard to give a snow forecast almost 1 year in advance.Ski season is from end of December until snow conditions are getting worse and snow slopes are closing.(this year, most ski slopes were opened until end of March, last year until end of February).Hope my answer helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie residence of comfy and cosy apartments in Zakopane

Karol from Australia Reply Jun 2nd, 2012

Hi we are planning out trip to zakopane for 2013 we want to get there start of feb or mid feb for 3 weeks is there still good snow during this time and when does the season usually finish how's skiing in march Thanks

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Apr 1st, 2012

Hi again, on Prima Aprilis(1st April), for your information it is not a joke for Fool's Day, it has fallen again downhill in Zakopane city between 10-20 cm of fresh snow in less than 24 hours(so more on top hills and mountains peaks). Deers are coming down closed to houses to get some grass, branches, herbs to eat as the spring weather turn back to snowy winter in one day. So, it seems that in the next days it will be possible to ski on most slopes(also down hill slopes) in very good snow conditions, even if some windstorm occur on Kasprowy.Most slopes will be so opened for sure at Easter time as cold weather forecasts are given until Easter Monday at least.Staff of Apart-center and Ogrodygorskie apartments

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 30th, 2012

Hi, for your information, it has fallen downhill in Zakopane city between 10-20 cm of fresh snow in less than 24 hours(so more on top hills and mountains peak).So, it seems that in the next days it will be possible to ski on most slopes(also down hill slopes) in very good snow conditions, even if some windstorm may occur.Have some nice ski rides in and around Zakopane!Staff of Ogrodygorskie and Apart-center apartments in Zakopane.

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 23rd, 2012

Hi, in my opinion, it will be very hard for you to be able to ski in very good conditions in Bialka.If I were you, I would check their website webcam: also other websites to check the snow levels:

AGoodwin from United Kingdom Reply Mar 22nd, 2012

We are coming to Bialka on 31st March, I see the weather has warmed up - do you think we will still be able to ski?

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 15th, 2012

Hello, there is still a lot of snow on all slopes in and around Zakopane.However weather forecasts give a big increase on temperatures in next few days.The weather will be beautiful but snow will melt quickly.So, the small and low slopes will suffer quicker of that higher temperatures combined with strong sun than the High level resorts like Kasprowy Wierch.Hope it helps.

Jessy from United Kingdom Reply Mar 15th, 2012

Hi, is there any snow left? We are coming next week

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 3rd, 2012

Hello, There is still a lot of snow on all slopes of Zakopane, so it should be very good ski conditions next week for your holidays in zakopane.

Matt from United Kingdom Reply Mar 2nd, 2012

Is there alot of snow still in Zakopane. We are there next week. Thanks

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jan 19th, 2012

The weather forecast in Zakopane and specially 1 week in advance are not very accurate, whatever the website providing those information.You may check weather 3 days forecast on accuweather.com, and pogodynka.pl , 8days-14 days on weatheronline.pl .Weather forecasts provided on that last website are giving low temperatures and snowfall.Anyway, wherever you will go fr sking, you will be able to ski and snowbaord in very good conditions as if there is bad snow conditions, they will make some snow by night.But for sure, in the main ski resort Kasprowy Wierch but elsewhere also, ski conditions will be very good.You may also check links on website rovided on previous posts for snow conditions and opened slopes. Hope it helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie(3 residences of 26 very clean and comfy apartments in and around Zakopane)

zamora from Netherlands Reply Jan 19th, 2012

Hey there, we are arriving in zakopane on the 27th of january, but it seems like the weather forecast is bad? Temperatures above zero? Since the forecast on your site is the one for krakow, can you give us an idea of what we can expect when we want to go snowboarding?

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jan 17th, 2012

Hello, here is some links where to check the snowfall state on Zakopane Slopes http://www.narty.pl/snieg-info/polska.html?no_cache=1&tx_pbnartywarunkipolska_pi1%5Bpointer%5D=0&tx_pbnartywarunkipolska_pi1%5Bmode%5D=1&tx_pbnartywarunkipolska_pi1%5Bsort%5D=town%3A1 and also Bialka Tatrzanska(Kotelnica Bialczanska).You may have access also on ski passes/billet prices, ski/slopes maps and also weather forecast on ski slopes/area.Also webcamera on most of the slopes.Link:http://www.narty.pl/prognoza-pogody/polska/zakopane.html Hope it helps/Staff of Ogrodygorskie(3 residences of very clean and comfy apartments in and around Zakopane)

Ski, Zakopane-life.com from Poland Reply Jan 17th, 2012

Check our site for info on rental and lessons - we can definitely help you sort something out for the group! http://www.zakopane-life.com/poland/zakopane-ski-lessons

john from United Kingdom Reply Jan 17th, 2012

hello we are coming to zacopane in febuary as a large group and would like some advise on the best areas and ski lessons for beginers and intermediate skiers

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jan 13th, 2012

Hello, ski conditions are now very good with a lot of snowfall recently and most of the ski slopes in and around Zakopane are opened for skiing from early morning to late afternoon for most of slopes.Hope the answer helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie residence(3 residences of 26 comfy, well furnihsed and clean apartments in and around Zakopane)

John from United Kingdom Reply Jan 13th, 2012

Hi, I would like to come to zakopane on the 21st January and would like to know how are the ski conditions at the moment? Many Thanks

Ogrodygorskie Residence from Poland Reply Jan 11th, 2012

Hello, there are few ways to come to Zakopane from Cracow:by bus : around 2 hours ,about 18 PLN/person/one way/by train :about 4 hours about 25 PLN/person/one way / by private shuttle bus: 2 hours, 350 PLN/one way /by car rental:about 100 PLN/day.Now the choice is yours.Hope the answer helps.Regards.Staff of Ogrodygorskie residence(3 residences of 26 comfy, well furnihsed and clean apartments in and around Zakopane)

Ruairi from Ireland Reply Jan 10th, 2012

Hi am thinking of coming to Zakopane at the end of the month with 5 friends wondering what is the best way to get there from Krakow and how long does it take

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Jan 3rd, 2012

Hello, nobody knows or may predict/foresee exactly whta the ski conditions will be in February.But if you have not been in Zakopane yet and if there is no snow, you will be anyway charmed by the city, the local folklore, the beauty of the national park.And evening, you will be enjoying the highlander and polish ambience in restaurants, pubs, clubs.Anyway, evrybody wants the snow condition to be very good and to last until April.So, let's hope to have a nice white winter until April.Staff of Ogrodtgorskie Residence(very comfy apartments in and around Zakopane)

Marzena Dabrowska from United Kingdom Reply Jan 2nd, 2012

Hello! I am hoping to come to Zakopane in February 2012 - have you got any tips on what the ski conditions might be like at this time of year? Thank you!

OGRODYGORSKIE from Poland Reply Oct 18th, 2011

Unless huge snowfall forecast from early December in Zakopane and surroundings or very low temperature to make some artificial snow in some resorts , most ski resorts and slopes will be opened from the beginning of Christmas holidays(from the 21st December).Hope it helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie Residence

Zakopane_Bound_Dec2011 from United States Reply Oct 17th, 2011

Hi - we are planning to arrive in Poland in early December, but more specifically in Zakopane on the 15th. We will be staying in the town centre, booked in for 4 nights. I do have one question though - will the ski slopes be open? Many thanks from Wisconsin!

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 31st, 2011

Hello Firsttimevisitor,ski season is almost over in Zakopane.Some slopes may still be opened when you will be coming to Zakopane as Szymoszkowa, Nosal and some slopes from Kasprowy Wierch.Ski conditions could be not very good.So, the best is to Check narty.pl with webcams and their own websites.If you have to pay a lot to bring by plane your ski equipment, and depending on the length of your stay, I would advise you to think to rent ski and boots equipment(it costs about 35 PLN/day)day by day, as there may be only few days for you to enjoy skiing in Zakopane.Staff of Ogrodygorskie apartments-Zakopane

firsttimevisitor from United Kingdom Reply Mar 28th, 2011

Other sites are reporting ski season over. Is this true? We are arriving on the 10th April so should we leave our ski stuff at home??

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 24th, 2011

Hello , the SPRING arrived in Zakopane.At the moment it is sunny often but warmer (+5-10 Celsius by day-0-5 by night).So,the snow on slopes are getting melted slowly.However you may have a chance to ski on few slopes with not very good ski conditions , otherwise you may do some trekking and sightseeing to discover the city with amenities, museums, aquaprk and spa center...You can check by yourself: SKI SLOPES MAPS http://www.narty.l.pl/wyciagi_tatry.htm WEBCAMS ON ZAKOPANE SLOPES http://www.narty.pl/kamery/polska/ WEATHER AND SNOW CONDITIONS ON SLOPES: http://www.narty.pl/prognoza-pogody/polska/zakopane/ The best time to come to Zakopane for skiing in good conditions is from January to end of February(middle of march sometimes, end of march rarely).Welcome Back to Zakopane anyway in a near future for skiing or trekking.

infoneededurgently! from United Kingdom Reply Mar 24th, 2011

Can anyone tell me what the snow conditions are like at the moment? We are due there in two weeks and praying to ski!!

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Mar 9th, 2011

Hi, ski conditions are very good right now with beautiful blue sky for more than 2 weeks now, cold temperature but on the sun it is warm. Ski conditions are very good now as it is snowing from time to time by night.With -7celsius, so if it is not falling enough snow, they make some.But it is hard to say what slopes will be opened , what will be the ski conditions... in 1 month time from now.Only God knows.Staff of Ogrodygorskie (residence of nice and comfy apartments in Zakopane)

infoneededurgently from United Kingdom Reply Mar 9th, 2011

Can anyone tell me what the weather/ski condition are right now for the area? We are due to arrive on the 9th April - is anywhere going to be open? :-(

Ogrodygorskie from Poland Reply Feb 13th, 2011

Here is an other link to all slopes located in Poland and in and around Zakopane: http://www.narty.l.pl/wyciagi_tatry.htm Hope it helps.Happy to help at anytime.Ogrodygorskie residence of Zakopane

Paul Kimpton from United Kingdom Reply Feb 13th, 2011

Although the sun is shining, the temperatur is around -4/5 which means what snow fell is still around. At Nosal the skiing is good! Some report that fresh snow is due early this week.

Jose from Portugal Reply Jan 29th, 2011

where can i check the tracks of zakopane ?? and the prices to rent snowboard with boots

OGRODYGORSKIE from United States Reply Jan 13th, 2011

Depending on favorable snowfall, temperature, quality of snow on the slopes, most slopes will be opened from very early to late night as it is a holiday period/peak time and all ski professionals will do their best to maximise the quality of their slopes to welcome the maximum of tourists coming to ski.

Mantas from Lithuania Reply Jan 12th, 2011

We don't want to reserve any. The question is maybe some local stuff can comment here, if all slopes will be available?

Lorek from Poland Reply Jan 12th, 2011

Unless you pay a big sum of money, there will be no chance for you to reserve lifts and slopes only for you.

Mantas from Lithuania Reply Jan 12th, 2011

we've plans to ski in Zakopane on February 4-7. As I know, there are national children holidays in this time, and due to this, tracks can be overcrowded. Even some lifts can be reserved. Please comment if it is true.

LOREK from Poland Reply Jan 11th, 2011

There may be a chance that there will be some snow and still good ski conditions on some slopes.But all depends on the Zakopane Foehn ("Halny"), and a good weather forecast with some snowfalls and low temperature.

Bruce from United Kingdom Reply Jan 10th, 2011

we are looking to ski at the beginning of April. Will the snow still be around?

Mike from Australia Reply Mar 4th, 2010

Am heading to zakopane next week and was wondering if there is any decent snow left?? Also, is there a terrain park there?

hazel from Ireland Reply Jan 30th, 2010

stefan that sounds very assuring thanks for the update, was v worried if we arrive with no snow... heading tomorrow for two weeks happy skiing!

Stefan from Poland Reply Jan 27th, 2010

Current snow conditions: absolutely plentiful. We're in the midst of a proper Polish winter. Temps in the -20s so no need to worry about meagre snow!

CAROL from Cyprus Reply Jan 20th, 2010

change your web site you have snow cond re 2007.Its now 2010 This is very important

Paddy from Ireland Reply Jan 1st, 2010

heading out to zakopane next week, how are the snow conditions/depth?

Andrew from United Kingdom Reply Dec 25th, 2009

Having spent 40 hours in snow blizards driving here from the UK. I get here for Christmas and its 13c and no snow. What the hell is happening to the world. Not daunted by the lack of snow there are loads of bars to try out and the hospitality of the people of Zakopane is the best. Been coming here for youras a a little lack of snow is not going to stop me. Spent 5 weeks in africa just recently and only had 4 full days of sun so can't complain.

B from United Kingdom Reply Nov 2nd, 2009

Wheres the piste map?

barrie from United Kingdom Reply Mar 19th, 2009

Thursday 19 March , can anyone tell me one the snow conditions are at the moment?

Jackson from Australia Reply Mar 3rd, 2009

Hi! I am currently living in Sweden for 6 months. I am interested in going skiing in Zakopane now, at some time in March 2009. What is the snow fall usually like at this time of year? It is good at the moment? And what is the forecast for the rest of March? What I am pretty much trying to find out is, does it look like a good snowfall season at the moment? And help will be appreciated very much! Thanks

Liz, Merseside from United Kingdom Reply Feb 8th, 2009

Thinking of going to Zakopane beginning April. People on trip adviser saying bad snow, keep away. Is there going to be suitable skiing for second time skiier,and mumwho skied 25 years ago, then just one week 4 years ago. blue/ green or easy red runs?

super ski zakopane kid from United States Reply Feb 1st, 2009

hi! i've been going to zakopane since i was 4. there's no better place

Aki from Finland Reply Nov 8th, 2008

Hi! How has the the snow situation usually been in december? I'm planning to go there for example a week before christmas.

Bob from United States Reply Apr 7th, 2008

Hey. Just got back from a great time skiing in Zakopane. I found that looking at the webcam at http://www.szymoszkowa.pl/kamera-3.html gave a good idea of snow conditions. That piste is very low down, so if there is still snow there, you can bet there is more higher up the mountains!

maria karlsson from Malta Reply Mar 17th, 2008

Hi. Well we are in zakopane right now and this afternoon it hasn;t stopped snowing... so possibly the snow conditions will get better.

Wendy from United Kingdom Reply Mar 15th, 2008

I too want to know the snow conditions in Zako and have just spent ages trying to get some up-to-date infoon interent. I am coming skiiing with my daugthers in 10 days and at present it doesn't look good for us! Can any one tell me otherwise?

sannu from Estonia Reply Mar 10th, 2008

Hi, I am there at Zakopane at the moment. There are very bad snow conditions. Natural snow is there only at Kasprovy but on Polana Sym. was somehow fun too. Althou the trail condition was not good. Tomorrow will try some places outside the Zako, maybe better luck there. And then further to Slovakai.

Jari from Finland Reply Feb 22nd, 2008

Lumitiedot/Snow info zakopane http://www.ski.sk/lesser-poland-a2-121-0-0-en.htm

paul kelly from United Kingdom Reply Feb 17th, 2008

why do you not put snow conditions on website. From other comments below it is a very common question. I would not consider visiting without knowing conditions of snow.

ian from United Kingdom Reply Jan 24th, 2008

http://www.j2ski.com/snow_forecast/Poland/Zakopane_snow.html ithis site for the weather i have been looking too and this is the best i can find im in zakopane 23 feb till 1 march so hope there is snow.

giizer from Finland Reply Jan 20th, 2008

What is the snow situation in zakopane and in tatras at the moment. In the city and up in summit. "Snow all around" but how much, is the question? I have try to find some site that contains information about snow falls, but i haven't find any!?

moira hume from United Kingdom Reply Jan 19th, 2008

Sitting at krakow airport, having just been to zakopane skiing, every level catered for. Snow all around. Not that many english speaking people about, which was refreshing, and damn cheap. Go for it

mr moore from United States Reply Jan 18th, 2008

freinds of mine were there over christmas break, they couldn't ski if they wanted to for lack of snow. The temp is still above freezing currently so they can't make it

noel kelly from Ireland Reply Jan 18th, 2008

can anyone tell me if i come to zakopane feb 14 with my family will we be able to ski will there be snow?

Hilary from Poland Reply Jan 18th, 2008

I am feeling Peter's frustration. I'm originally from the UK and now live in Krakow. I really want to hit the slopes but don't fancy driving up there to unknown snow conditions. We NEED to know snow depths, and there is no mention anywhere. How difficult can it be!!! Get your rulers out and start measuring!

Tricia from United Kingdom Reply Jan 17th, 2008

What are Zakopanes slopes like for a complete beginner? Are there gentle green slopes for those of nervous disposition? Are instructors English speaking?

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