Skiing and snowboarding
Zakopane hugs the foot of the Tatra Mountains, Poland's version of the Alps, stretch about 50 miles into Slovakia and have peaks that reach 8,200 feet. Eastern Tatras are part of the 56,800-acreTatra National Park. Zakopane offers over 40 ski lifts and a gondola, and Mt. Kasprowy Wierch is everyone's favorite mountain.
Szczyrk, located an hour from Krakow airport in the Beskidy Mountains, competes with Zakopane as the best ski resort in Poland. It offers 50 lifts and 60 miles of ski trails.
Karpacz, one of the most popular resorts in Poland, sits on the slopes of Mt. Sniezka, the highest peak of the Sudetens Mountains.
Zieleniec, the highest village in the Bystrzyca Dusznicka Valley region, offers a specific microclimate that permits up to seven months of snow a year; ski facilities include 20 lifts.
The idyllic Mazurian Lake District, 30 lakes tucked away in the northeast corner of Poland, offer cross-country skiing and ice sailing in winter. Mragowo is one of region's the best-known resort towns.