Red Corner: Cheap Polish Skiing

While it may not be the best skiing in Europe, it is certainly some of the cheapest.

Just in time for the ski season, The Warsaw Voice has published a comprehensive list of Poland’s best ski resorts. Although Poland is usually not the first place that comes to mind when searching for some heavenly slopes, you might want to reconsider after checking out the details. Where else, for example, can you cruise 18 km of ski runs on a 1-day pass that costs just $25? And rent skis or a snowboard for just $15 a day? Food is equally as cheap and accommodations are laughably inexpensive compared to the Alps.

Don’t expect the best skiing in Europe, however. Conditions aren’t as great as the Alps, but they are good enough for resorts like Zakopane to host this weekend’s World Cup of Ski Jumping. With this in mind, Poland may not warrant a trip on its own for the sole purpose of skiing, but if you happen to be in this part of the world in wintertime, it is most definitely worth a detour.

Oh, and if you’re in North America instead and looking for some Polish-style, inexpensive skiing, check out Erik’s “Ski Cheaper” post today.