Ski & Snowboard Lessons
Because not everybody was born in the mountains...
You made it to the beautiful, pristine Tatra Mountains. You've enjoyed the heck out of the quirky, crazy town of Zakopane. You've hiked up a storm and built 37 snowmen. What else can you do around here?
Hello! You see those beautiful snow-covered slopes? Well you're supposed to ride down them! "But Mr Narrator," you say, "I don't know how!" No worries, my anonymous friend, Zakopane Life has got your back!
Introducing Ski Lessons through Zakopane Life! Need to hire a Ski Instructor? Need a Ski guide for those Tatra Mountains? Need to hire ski equipment? We've got you covered!
Our guides are licensed instructors. They're young and full of energy and will make sure you have a good time on the slopes (and live to tell the tale...).
To book your ski lessons and ski hire, click HERE!
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How much does one of these amazing ski instructors cost?
Good to hear from you again. Starting at the low price of 100 PLN per hr, you'll have yourself your very own instructor. (100 PLN = approx. 25 Euro)
Here's our pricelist:
- 1 hour lesson for 1 person is 100 PLN
- 2 hours lessons for 1 person is 175 PLN
- 3 hours lessons for 1 person in 250 PLN
- 1 hour lesson for 2 person is 150 PLN
- 2 hours lessons for 2 person is 250 PLN
- 3 hours lessons for 2 person in 350 PLN
- 1 hour lesson for 3 person is 200 PLN
- 2 hours lessons for 3 person is 300 PLN
- 3 hours lessons for 3 person in 400 PLN
Have a larger group? Just ask for our special rates.
Where can I find one of these amazing ski instructors?
You just did, my curious friend. Just say the word and we'll send one to meet you at any hotel in Zakopane!
That's amazing! Where do I begin?
You're halfway there, my dear question-o-matic. Just click below to get started!
To have your very own Ski Instructor meet you at your Zakopane Hotel, click HERE!
Don't have a Hotel yet? We'll book it for you! Just click here for Zakopane accommodation!
Tear up those slopes!
The Local Life Team
Hi we visiting Zakopane 26-30 January. Can I check prices and availability for mornings Friday and Saturday for private lessons : 4yr old for ski and adult for snowboard if possible together. Thinking for about 1 or 2 hr.Reply
We are two families - 4 adults and 4 kids aged 8, 6,6 and 4. All beginners and all would like lessons together. We are visiting 19th December till 22nd and would like lessons maybe on three mornings . Please advise you’re recommendations , prices as well as location of lessons please. Many thanksReply
Hi, we are a group of 6 adults and 4 children. we would like to learn how to ski. kids are 10, 13, 13, 1nd 12 years. one of them have been on a slope a few times. rest of the adults are 40+ and with no ski experiance. It is important that the adults have a gentle learning curve and enjoy so that they do not loose interest. We will be in Zakopane from 26th of feb to 2nd of march. we also need to rent equipment. Please suggest a plan for us.Reply
Hi there I am looking for private ski lesson for 4 hours for my wife and 15yr old son (complete beginner) for Thursday 20-Feb-2020 9am I am looking to use Harenda slopes as close to my accommodation and also my wife wont use chairlifts! I also need to hire equipment for both my wife and son for the day and looking to also hire snowboard and boots x2 for myself and other son Is this something you would be able help me with? Many thanksReply
Hi, we are looking for ski lessons for one adult and one teenager aged 15 for the 19th, 20th and 21st of February in Zakopane - can someone contact me so we can book please?Reply
Family of 4 travelling to Zakopane in February. Looking for ski lesson for the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th February 2020. Approx 3hrs each day. We have accommodation booked in the centre of Zakopane. Boys are aged 9 and 11 and are beginners, adults have skied a couple of times but need lessons as well. Kind regards MattReply
Hi We are an Irish family group (4 adults, 5 children) traveling to Zakopane on Sunday Feb 16th 2020. We have accommodation booked in the centre of Zakopane. We are looking to arrange airport transfers and ski lessons/equipment hire/passes for 4 days (Mon-Thurs Feb 17-20th 2020). We are all beginners. Could you let me know what kind of package you could offer? Regards Niamh CookeReply
We have two children, girl is 14 years old, boy is 11 years old, they start to ski in last year in Bukovel in Ukraine. We want to take a course, and start tomorrow for 5 daysReply
Hi it is Gili again,forgot to mention We will come from,the 1-3 februaryReply
Hello We are a 4 peaple family that coming to learn ski and snowboard Do you have more instractors freinds for us? If it a yes,is it posibble to have a lesson for an adault and a 11 years child together? They are totsly beginers Where is the ski spot? Thanks GiliReply
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We are a family of 4 looking for skiing lessons from the 22/12/18 till 26/12/18Reply
Hi Looking for fulltime instruction Myself - 5 days 5 hours a day one on one 3 children - 4 days 4 hours a day 4 adults - 4 days, 4 hours a day Could you send me a good price, this is essentially 3 groups. We would arrive on February 16th 2019 - February 23rd.Reply
also accomodation if you know some good dealsReply
Hi, we are coming in early Dec 2018 and would like some lessons. But we are concerned that Zakopane slopes are not opened. When does the ski slopes open?Reply
It's impossible to give you a 100% real answer on that, i'm afraid, because it depends on the winter weather. However, Zakopanes ski slopes are usually open in Decemeber, the later you come the better, but they will probably be open.Reply
hi we are family of 4 2 adults and 2 kids 9 and 10 yrs we would like some lessons to ski for the 1st time will be @ zakopane Helios hotel on thr 5th janReply
Please advise on ski school for 2 teenagers (14 and 16) beginners for 11 - 16 February. Duration and Price and transport from Zakopane. Thank youReply
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I want to snowboard classes and my friends, only two people, we need a 3-5 day class.Reply
Hello I was hoping to book ski lessons for our family, two adults and two children aged 11 and 14 at Nosal Ski slope. The children are beginners, adults have skied for a few days before. We are staying in Grand Nosary Dwor. We would like three hour lessons on the mornings of the 22,23,24 and 25th for all four of us together, from 10 am to 1pm. I should be grateful if you would confirm whether this is possible and the cost of this. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards Mary ConnolllyReply
we two adults and two children 10 and 15 will be in Zakopane from December the 9th to the 11th and are interesting in skiing lesson as well as equipment rental Please adv. what can you offer.Reply
I'd like to speak with Russian-speaking instructor. We a a family couple, planning to visit Zakopane 28/12/11-04/01/15. 2 person.Reply
Can you provide lessons in Bialka Tatrzanska, half an hour away from Zakopane, I understand?Reply
I am interested in having a ski instructor and hiring the correct equipment. Please could you tell me how much this would cost? Theres two of usReply
Hello, most of ski resorts in and around Zakopane offer snowboard rental and lessons.Their offices (rental and ski school) are located at the bottom of each ski resorts.Hope my answer helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie(3 residences of 28 comfy apartments in and around Zakopane)Reply
Is there snowboard renting and lessons?Reply
SKI LESSONS and SKI RENTALS available! contact us for help - see you on the slopes!Reply
hi, as a total novice is it possible to hire ski equipment with yourselves or can you direct me where i could go? the aim is to visit the second week of January. any help would be appreciated :)Reply
Hello Dear Claire, you may contact the Zakopane-life ski rental by checking the link http://www.zakopane-life.com/poland/ski-rental .Send them an email about 1 month before your stay in Zakopane with the following information: ski equipment neede(ski, snowboard, poles, helmets), your shoes size, height, weight, ski ability level. Then they will get back to you within few days by email.About ski clothes, If you wish to rent some, I do not think they do it. Hope my answer helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie(3 residences of very comfy apartments in and around Zakopane)Reply
Hi my friend and myself are in Zakopane on the 14th of February but we dont have accomadation booked until we arrive there. how can we contact you when we get there have you a phone number or are you based in Zakopane centre.Reply
If you require a quote for snowboard lessons(it has to be similar price), you have the possibility to fill a form by clicking on a link located above the black and white picture/photo.For sure, the ski team will get back to you quickly with quote and availibility.Hope it helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie residence(26 very comfy and clean apartments located in and around Zakopane)Reply
what about the snowboarding lessonsReply
Just returned from our holidays in Zakopane, and we can't be more pleased with everything. Lech was absolutely fantastic with us beginners, and next time we visit our family in Poland we will be sure to stop in to say hello and have some Goraleski Tea! Many thanks to the team, Ray Novack with familyReply
Hello, depending on the snow fall and on low temperatures, most ski resorts usually opened few days before Christmas time ( maybe from the 17/12 this year).I think it shoul not be problem for you to find some ski resorts opened at those dates.To check which slopes are opened:http://www.narty.l.pl/index.php/warunki-sniegowe.Hope it helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie Residence(very comfy apartments in Zakopane)Reply
hi I am planning for skiing on 22 and 23rd december...is that time within the skiing season? Will the ski resorts be open at that time..or am I taking a risk?Reply
Hi Lech, we just booked our return trip and lessons through Kasia. See you on the 4th of January - looking forward to a few days on the slopes with you again.Reply
It seems that you are beginner with driving a snowmobile.I do not think the hire company will let you go alone, maybe tyou will be joined with a second snowmobile driven by instructor speaking english over headset.In any cases, they will take high deposit, check your passport and driving license in case of accident to cover cost of fixing.Reply
ok but I want drive snowmobile by my self is that possible ?Reply
A license is not needed to drive a snowmobile in Zakopane.Unless you pay a very high deposit and fill up a responsibility form providing your passport details, you will not be able to drive a snowmobile without being sitting together with a snowmobile instructor.Hope it helps(Staff OgrodyGorskie, residence of comfy apartments in Zakopane)Reply
thanks for all answer one moor thing about snowmobile dose need licence require and how many hour need practice for beginner please ?Reply
To learn ski and to have very good feeling and no fear, it may take about 20 hours for beginner levelReply
Hello I never play ski and I come to Zakopane to learn ski so how much hour I must take to be good player please ?Reply
Usually ,snowdoo/snow mobile/snow scooter have a rate of 80 PLN/hour.Ski courses individual is more expensive than collective/group one.Most prices are listed above in that webpage.Staff of Ogrodygorskie Residence(very comfy and affordable apartments in and around ZakopaneReply
hello could some body till how much cost for snow mobill please in zakopane and for beginner ski how many hour need to learn to play please ?Reply
Hello, as I wrote in previous posts: Unless huge snowfall forecast from middle November/early December in Zakopane and surroundings OR very low temperature to make some artificial snow in some resorts(if it is allowed) , most ski resorts and slopes will be opened from the beginning of Christmas holidays(from the middle-end of December).And also because most tourists will come at that period and before that it is like out of season and resorts are getting ready for the coming and rush from foreign tourists(mostly Russians) .So, if it is not possible for you to go skiing with children, you may go to different aquapark in and around Zakopane (with or without thermal water), also you may walk in Zakopane and then go to some games area for kids(Małpi Gaj in Zakopane Chyców Potok 26(Shopping center Szymonek)Free shuttle bus from Kosciuski 3 to that shopping center) http://malpigaj.com/cenniki/13-cennik-zakopane.html There are also cinema 7D, video games in Krupwki Hope it helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie Residence(very comfy and affordable apartments in and around Zakopane)Reply
Planning a trip to Zakopane in last two weeks of November with 5 and 3 yearold grandsons and their parents. Can we ski? if not, what can I do with the children?Reply
Unless huge snowfall forecast from early December in Zakopane and surroundings or very low temperature to make some artificial snow in some resorts(if it is allowed) , most ski resorts and slopes will be opened from the beginning of Christmas holidays(from the middle-end of December).The closest airports are Poprad(Slovakia)airport and Krakow-Balice airport.Hope it helps.Staff of Ogrodygorskie Residence(very comfy and affordable apartments in and around Zakopane)Reply
Can you tell me when the skiing season begins? What is the nearest airport? Are skilifts open and lessons available anytime after the end of October 2011? Thanks RonanReply
My wife and i visited Zakopane on the 24 January 2011 and had a fantastic skiing experience. We had lessons from Lech and my Wife Ania benefitted masively and improved 1 million per centile. I had expert tuition and tips on carving and was able to put them into practice on Kasprowy on Sunday which was a great days skiing. Thank you Lech for all your help and patience, you are a legend...."Lets Get Ready to Rumble:!!!!!!!!!!! haaaaReply
sent a request concerning lessons on February 12 and 13... how long will it take to get a reply? just anxious to know if you can schedule us.Reply
We (group of 5, Daniel, Joachim, Rebecca, Sonja and Lutz) had fantastic ski and snow board lessons with Lech and Jakub. The service was amazing and they helped us out wherever they could. The progress we all had after the ski lessons were fantastic. I want to say thank you again to Lech, Jakub and the whole ski team. The other reason why I write such a good comment about the ski instructors is that I get 100 bugs next time when I see Jakub. Ha ha just kidding. It was an amazing and funny time. I really enjoyed the days in Zakopane. Stay as you are. take care and you know: you always see persons twice in life. bye the funny german LutzReply
We had a great lesson with Lech yesterday. Too sore to ride today :) but enjoying some great highlander tea and sending out Christmas emails to friends and family back home.Reply
Hello guys, who want to learn skiing and rent also ski equipment while in Zakopane.You may of course choose the services from that page OR you may ask me some infos and i may also suggest you some accomodations great at affordable price in and around Zakopane. Ogrodygorskie.pl from ZakopaneReply
Hey there Hoping-To-Ski -- there's no such thing as a really bad skier, there are just beginners ;) and all are welcome. We'll be sure to get you zipping down those slopes safely in now time! Lessons are a great idea for anyone starting their skiing experience.Reply
Definitely need to learn. Likewise my daughter.Does it matter if we're really, really bad?!Reply
Hi Keery In March, we have a very good conditions for skiing and we also give lessons for skiing and snowboarding :-)))) I invite all to participate in ski lessons - We work with people from all over the world:)Reply
We're planning a trip to Zakopane in March, do you do snowboard lessons as well as ski lessons?Reply
Hý everyone.. I want to go zakopana for skiing.. ý looked price of the course per hr. it was too much and ýf is there any beginner ý can join and we all together can learn it by ourselves. it suppose to be easy to learn. more over ý want to ask question, ýf one knows, how much is it to hire skiing equippment in there? could you inform me?? bestsReply
We are coming to Zakopane on 22 February for a week, with a group from the Lancashire region in the UK. Two of us are complete beginners (just one hour on an indoor slope!!!!) and are looking for a small group or individual lessons.Reply
I'm from the London (UK) and I'll be in Poland for a friends wedding the weekend of 9th Jan and staying until 17th 2010 and I would like to take the opportunity to learn to ski, if you have group lessons that individual people can join or if anyone fancies skiing between 11-16th Jan 2010 please let me know?Reply
I was in Zakopane on February 14thor a week and we booked some lessons with Lech and Adam.They are 2 great guys with great patience for beginners and skiers of all levels.This was my 2nd visit to Zakopane and will be heading back again definatly.Would highly recommend Lech and Adam to anyone.Great fun and very well organised.I was in Adams inter/advanced class and my husband was in beginners with Lech.Both of us loved the lessons.Roll on the next trip !Reply
We have just had a great holiday with our kids skiing in Zakopane. We booked English language ski lessons with Lech and Adam who were fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend them - they also arranged all the equipment hire and helped us with recommending which slopes to visit. The Polish people were very friendly and the holiday good value - we had no problem with being ripped off by taxis or anything else. Not many Brits/Americans while we were there - seemed to be mainly Polish people on holiday.Reply
Well, it was quite embarrassing watching 5 year-olds zip past at a hundred miles an hour whilst I fell over five times before I'd even managed to stand up properly! But thanks to Lech I got there in the end, and I can't wait now to get back on the slopes!Reply
Many thanks to Lech and Adam for their fab lessons. We had a group lessons with Lech first, and because myslef and a friend weren't as good as the others in our group Lech gave us another instructor - Adam - so we could practise more for the same price! Thanks to bohth of you for a great experience. We'll definitely book with you again when we come back!Reply
Hey Karl aren't you too much excited about Poland. Your comments are everywhere. Calm down buddy.Reply
HI DOES ANYONE DO FREESTYLE SNOW BOARDING LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS, I HAVE SNOWBOARDED BEFORE BUT I HAVE NEVER DONE FREESTYLEReply
I am looking to go on a ski (beginner) hol this Winter. Could you let me know which months are usually the best in Zakopane. A friend of mine was taught by you last year and was very pleased with the lessons and the beauty of the area.Reply
Dear Mrs Green. Thank you very much for your remarks. Please accept my apologies for this situation, I really could not give you and your family ski lessons last season. You have wonderful children and I would like them to have satisfaction with ski lessons with us.I warmly welcome you and your family to Zakopane this winter season. I offer you and your family five ski lesson for free:-)Reply
February 2008. The pre-booked ski instructor let us down not once but 3 times. His name was Lech and he turned up very late the first day, then just dumped us a ski rental place because he had double booked. After this he didn't even bother to turn up, just texted me or phoned to say he wanted to rearrange or cancel. This could have been a disaster except that the ski school were able to accommodate us.Reply
my grandad tadeusz schiele was brillant at skking so was my great grandfather kazimierz and his twin brother aleksander l am hoping to try and do it in augest when l am over in zakopane l can not wait to be in zakopane first time for everythinkReply
Many thanks Lech,it's fantastic to go from never skiing before to be up and on the slopes.If you need a high quality English speaking instructor - Book Lech before you go.Reply
Thanks for all your help Lech. We had really good time in Zakopane and we have definitely enjoyed skiing lessons (even thou it was quite scary for some of us at the beginning!)Reply
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hey, I had a couple of ski lessons with Lech and they were great! We went to Harenda on just the beginners slope and after just an hour I was able to go solo without falling over. Ski passes and equipment hire is dead cheap and the lessons are very reasonable priced too. Thanks Lech and thanks Zakopane Life for organising everything.Reply
Hi Guys we are a family of 5 coming to Zakopane in mid February for our first ever ski trip.Our kids are 12years, 9 and 4 years.Is it possible to get family ski lessons?Reply
my son and i had a great time in zacopane , lech and adam were very good instructors , the night sking was brill ,it was my son's first time sking and he had the best holiday ever , wants to go back next year, it was a great holidayReply
THANK U THANK U THANK U. it's too bad the weather's started to warm so early, othrwise i'd be back this season for more.Reply
We booked our instructors throug this site. They were great, lech and Adam (johnny bravo)They took 5 non skiers and had them skiing down red runs by the end of the week. see you next year thanksReply
Hey guys, thanks for being so flexible with our group! we really appreciate all your help - especially with arranging the equipment. See you next year!Reply
To Lech and Adam our ski instructors - if they managed to get us to ski they will be able to teach anyone!Reply