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Sunshine World can cater your trip to suit your needs night. The packages included seven nights accommodation with breakfast at a Catered Chalet in Zakopane, Poland

  • six days ski/ snowboard equipment rental
  • five days professional ski/ snowboard instruction: min 1 hour per day (if required)
  • five days lift passes for areas designated by instructor
  • five days return transport to and from slopes
  • Return airport transfers to/from Krakow .

They can arrange transfer from/to Krakow centre if preferred)

Best price £395 staying at the Sunshine Chalet or £415 at other chalets off peak excluding Christmas, New Year and February Half Term Three-star hotel package from £545pp or a four-star from £645 per person.


Zakopane, Poland: skiing with divine guidance

Adrian Bridge heads into the Polish Tatras and enjoys a skiing holiday offering great value – and a few fresh challenges.

It is not often that you get to ski on slopes that have received a papal blessing, but that is one of the pluses of a winter holiday with a difference in the Polish resort of Zakopane.

The late Pope John Paul II hailed from these parts and during his years at the helm of the Catholic church in Kraków, he liked to retreat to the nearby Tatras and have a quick schuss with the best of them.

Slightly bizarrely during what turned out to be the most memorable of the three days I spent in Zakopane last February, I ended up teaming up briefly with a British man of Polish ancestry whose brother had actually skied with Karol Józef Wojtyla, as the pontiff-to-be was then known.

We had joined forces as part of an intrepid group that, despite thick snowfall and a chilling wind, had decided to brave Zakopane’s most challenging run – the six-mile descent from its highest peak, Kasprowy Wierch …

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