Ski touring in Poland: discovery of Tatras

Duration : 7 days


Level : ascending elevation between 500 and 1100m (in 2 non-mandatory climbs), slopes between 30° and 40° (downhill), ski carrying for 2 passes

from 1200 € / p. from 4 to 6 persons

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Discover the Tatras National Park ski touring! It is on the Polish side (north), that this massif offers the most beautiful slopes and the best quality of snow. You will perform raid from Zakopane.

During the 5 days of skiing, the landscapes will alternate between the mildness of the western part around the Chocholowka refuge, and the much more alpine slopes, at the foot of Poland's highest peak, the Rysy (2503m). They are the ones who gave their nickname of "smallest big mountains of the world" at this place.

In between the two, we will stay in Zakopane, and this will give us the time to share a bit of the daily life of the Polish people in this beautiful mountain town.


D1: From Krakow Airport, transfer by private minibus to the Willaorla Hotel in Zakopane. Dinner at the restaurant and return in the evening to the hotel to prepare the backpacks of the next day, as the next night will be in refuge.

D2: climb by snowy road (2h) to Chocholowska refuge. We put down most of our package, take the time for a drink and a picnic before climbing to the Grzès summit. Depending on conditions, this afternoon will be modulated.
Ascending elevation: 200m + 550m, descending elevation: 550m.

D3: departure with the picnics in the backpack, leave in the Polish forests! This hike allows us to cross the different floors to reach our summit of the day, Mount Ornak at 1867m. From there descent ...
Recovery by minibus at the end of the road, return to Zakopane.
Ascending elevation: 760m, descending elevation: 800m.

D4: transfer to the Kuznicé resort. We climb with the ski lifts to its summit. From there an off-piste descent takes us to the Schronisko Murowanec refuge (1500m). We have a meal and in the afternoon we will ski around (Zawratoria Tunia or Zolta Turnia).
Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
Ascending elevation: between 500 and 700m, descending elevation: between 900 and 1600m.

D5: climb to pass by Czarny Staw lake. Then a more technical passage allows us to join the Zawrat pass. A descent to the south gives access to the Stawow refuge (1660m). Again we have lunch in the sun or warm near the stove, before, for those wishing, to do a small hike in the afternoon (optional, elevation not counted).
Evening meal and night at the refuge.
Ascending elevation: 660m, descending elevation: 550m.

D6: summit of Szpiglasowy Wiertch (2172m). Then we go down to the Morski Osko lake. After contemplating the beauty of this place, we continue our descent on the snowy road, then horse carriage to the car park where we wait for the minibus that brings us back to Zakopane for a quick recovery of luggage, before continuing the journey until in Krakow. Installation at the hotel, shower and evening in this beautiful city of Krakow. Dinner at the restaurant, then overnight at the hotel.
Ascending elevation: 570m, descending elevation: 800m.

D7: breakfast at the hotel before transfer to the airport.

The price includes

  • The international flight to Krakow
  • Accomodations from D1 to D6
  • Full board from D1 evening to D6 evening
  • Transfers and trips by vehicle on site
  • Supervision by the French mountain guide and French-speaking Polish hiking guide

The price does not include

  • Drinks
  • Meals not included in "The price includes"
  • Excursions not mentioned (entrance to museums, ...)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Cancellation insurance, repatriation assistance
  • D7 taxi to the airport


  • Hotel Willaorla in Zakopane for D1 and D3
  • Campanile Hotel in Krakow for D6
  • Mountain refuges for D2, D4 and D5. Hutsdo not have showers but water
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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