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Zakopane

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You may not have heard of this resort, spreading over 14 different ski zones in the Tatras Mountains, but it’s Polands largest ski resort, with the après to match the 50 odd lifts, and gets about three million visitors a season so it’s not like you’re going to be sans visitor infrastructure. The highest ski runs start on Kasporwy Wierch (1985m), but the best snow is at Nosal where the natural stuff is augmented with the artificial – like in the town where the colourful local culture mingles with the new consumerism – this used to be a place favoured by intellectuals and literary types which then had to mingle with the outdoor sports enthusiasts. In the evening Nosal’s slopes are lit up for even more skiing.

This resort is best suited to beginner and intermediate skiers and there are several gentle slopes about right for learners.

Further north than the Alps but without the elevation, Zakopane gets snow from about December on. The resort missed out on getting the 2006 Winter Games and the 2011 and 2013 Alpine Ski Championships but it’s only a matter of time and money before they get a large event that puts the area back on the ski map.

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