Skiing in winter in Rabka Zdrój, near Zakopane

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The ski slopes

Skiing season in Rabka, Poland is from mid January to late March with the best snow in the middle of this period.

There are 3 ski slopes for medium-advanced skiers with ski lifts, plus 4 slopes for beginners, in various parts of town, all a short drive away from the house. Own car or taxi required. Taxi ride anywhere in town is generally £2- £3 per trip.

There are numerous other slopes for skiers of varying abilities - information about these is available in the house. If you have a car then it's easy to try out a selection.

Other winter amusements in Rabka Zdroj:

Zakopane, 40 km south (25 miles) is the best-known ski resort although can be very busy. Various other ski slopes in neighbouring towns.

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There are 3 main ski slopes in the town with a few others for beginners. Skiing in the local town of Rabka Zdroj is available on the following ski slopes:

Maciejowa Ski (the trail and cross country ski run from behind the house leads upwards towards Maciejowa hill) - the slope offers a drop of almost 200m. over a length of 850 metres. It is suitable for skiiers of average ability. There is also a beginner's slope of 300 m. with a 1 in 10 gradient.

  • Ski tows.
  • Ski hire - 10 zlotys (less than £2 at rates when we went) per hour for boots, skis and bindings, or about 30 zlotys for whole day
  • Ski school with individual or group tuition
  • Floodlighting until late at night.
  • Refreshments.
  • Tel: 0048 (0)18 26 70 778.

This is a great ski slope for families with children who want to learn to ski. It's uncrowded, plenty of space to practice and all the support you require, at extremely reasonable prices.

skiing at maciejowa at Rabka

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- this popular ski slope is found next to Rd number 98 in between Rabka Zdroj and Mszana Dolna, to the north of the hill called Grzebien (means comb). 650 m run, 130m height difference. Floodlighting, snow machine, ski lift. Tel: 0048 (0)18 26 84 325 .

A bus runs to the ski slope from the local bus station in Rabka Zdroj about every 15 minutes but it's a fair walk down to the bus station especially when carrying skis and boots. Take a bus in the direction of Olszówki and Mszana Dolna. Taxi or car hire better.


A couple of ski slopes for beginners:

U Zura - accessed from the neighbouring village of Chabowka in the direction of Raba Wyzna (higher Raba). A slope of 350 m, 1 in 5 incline. A 100m stretch for children learning to ski. Small restaurant. Tel: 0048 (0)18 26 77 689

Krzywon - 300 m. slope over a 55m drop. Beginner's near Ulica Zakopianskej. Tel: 0048 (0)18 26 70 524

  • Ski hire and lessons are available locally.
  • You may also want to take a trip into Zakopane, half an hour's drive away to try out the ski jumps. There is a large choice of skiing centres if you have transport.



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