Zakopane is a city that delights at any time of the year, but in winter it is especially charming and magical. If you dream of an unforgettable winter holiday in the mountains, here are our suggestions on what to see and do in Zakopane.

TOP 5 winter attractions of Zakopane

1. Snow show, or skiing and snowboarding:

Zakopane is a mecca for winter sports fans. It’s the only such place in Poland where you can feel like you’re at a real Alpine resort. Here you have a choice of many ski slopes of varying difficulty and length. Kasprowy Wierch, Gubalowka, Nosal, Szymoszkowa, Harenda or Witow – these are just some of the places that will provide you not only with excellent riding conditions, but also with amazing views of the Tatra Mountains.

2. Magical sleigh ride in Zakopane:

If you want to feel the magic of winter in the mountains, there is nothing better than a sleigh ride. A traditional horse-drawn sleigh ride is an unforgettable winter attraction in Zakopane. There is nothing more pleasant in the mountains than a magical trip wrapped in white powder through the Chocholowska Valley. Highlander music, regional specialties from the bonfire and hot mulled wine – this is the perfect way to spend a romantic evening for two or a family party.

3. Relaxation zone, or thermal baths:

After an active day in the mountains, it’s worth relaxing and recuperating. In a ranking of Zakopane’s best winter attractions, you can’t leave out facilities with thermal pools, massages and spa treatments. Zakopane Thermal Baths, Bukowina Thermal Baths, Chocholowskie Thermal Baths, Szaflary Thermal Baths, Bania Thermal Baths and Gorący Potok Thermal Baths. Are just some of the places where you can immerse yourself in warm and healthy water.

4. Snow fun … by scooter

Zakopane is the perfect place for people who want to find out how much fun it is to ride a snowmobile. Where is the best place to go for ideal conditions? A small hint – on the northern slope of Gubałówka and Butorowy Wierch. Where a specific microclimate is created, and snow lasts much longer than in other corners of Podhale. Beautiful views, varied sections where you can accelerate and plenty of adrenaline – guaranteed. Scooter trip at night is an attraction that stays in the memory and heart for a long time.

5. Krupówki – the atmosphere of the holidays

What is the most famous and most visited street in Zakopane? It is known, Krupówki. Is it worth a trip here in winter? Absolutely yes! If you want to buy regional products, taste real oscypek and have a good time with highlander music, there is no better place.


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