The Ski Resort
The Polana Szymoszkowa ski resort near Zakopane offers about 3 km of slopes. With only blue and red slopes, the ski resort is especially suitable for families and beginners. If you have some experience, you can take the 6-seater chairlift to the highest point of the ski area at the top of Gubałówka. There the 1.3 kilometre long red run starts, which turns blue at the bottom.
Beginners, on the other hand, use the shorter 4-seater chairlift, which serves the blue runs in the lower half of the ski area. There is also a KidsPark with a magic carpet for children.
The local ski and snowboard school offers courses for children, beginners and advanced skiers, as well as telemark and ski touring. The necessary equipment can be rented on site.
- Elevated between 2812 ft and 3694 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Poland. The vertical drop from summit to base is 883 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Poland is 1066 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 32 " at summit elevation and 7 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during April, offering an average snow depth of 64 " at summit elevation and 4 " at the base. Therefore Polana Szymoszkowa is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Lesser Poland.
- Polana Szymoszkowa features 39 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Poland is 28 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 20 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in Poland.
Infrastructure & Rental
Number of Ski Rental
Zakopane is located about 100 kilometres south of Krakow near the Slovakian border. From Krakow, the route goes via Myslenice and Rabka-Zdrój to Zakopane. Polana Szymoszkowa is located in the southwest of the town.