You are in Zakopane and you don’t have any idea how to spend your time? Would you like to actively explore the Tatra Mountains? Just visit us and take part in our skitouring trainings for beginners. It includes basic avalanche trainings, mastering your uphill and downhill technique as well as choice of proper equipment – all of this under the watchful eye of the Tatras real masters – mountain guides and TOPR rescuers (Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue). Discover the potential and beauty of the Tatras with us!
Approximately 4-5 hours
Caution: please take into account that duration of our trainings and trips can slightly extend (maximum about 1 hour)
Where it does take place:
We customize our trip depending on the weather conditions and avalanche risk level of. The instructor is allowed to change the assumed plan during the training, if he/she determines that the weather conditions are dangerous.
The programme includes:
- preparation of an equipment for the trip
- technique of ascending and downhill travel
- putting on/taking off your climbing skins and their storage
- learning of swings
- basic information about avalanches and a code of behaviour in the mountains
- exercises with the Avalanche Safety Gear (detector, probe, shovel) – learning how to handle it properly and practical exercises
- overcoming steep ascent elements
- learning of traversing – moving cross the slope
- downhill with climbing skins on
- reading and understanding the information boards
- knowledge about avalanches illustrated on the examples of the surrounding area
- going downhill in the powder snow (certainly, if occurs)
What should you take with you?
(it’s not necessary, but we highly recommend having these things):
- backpack with a capacity of approximately 25-30 l (you have to pack all your stuff in it)
- warm ski clothes (jacket and pants)
- something to eat (chocolate bars/ fruits / sandwiches)
- something to drink (tea or other beverage)
- light jacket of Goretex or Primaloft type – during the ascent you can heat yourself up pretty much, so it’s good to have some lighter clothing to put on you, and it is preferred to leave the warm clothing for the training time and the downhill travel
- gloves – one lighter pair for the ascent and the warmer one for the exercises and downhill
- multi-functional scarf of Buff type – it works better during the ascent, because it lighter that the cap/seamed cap
- comfortable socks
- thermo-active underwear
- Kuźnice –> Myślenickie Turnie –> Hala Goryczkowa –> Patelnia –> Downhill along the ski piste
- Kuźnice –> Dolina Jaworzynki –> Przełęcz między Kopami –> Hala Gąsienicowa –> Downhill from Hala Gąsienicowa towards Nosal
- Kuźnice –> Hala Goryczkowa –> Hala Kondratowa –> Ascend under the”stone” –> Downhill along the trail and then along the ski piste
- Kuźnice –> Dolina Olczyska –> Wielki Kopieniec –> Downhill on the trail to Toporowa Cyrhla –> Return trip to Zakopane by bus
Please note: Each of the above mentioned trails is intended for beginning ski touring adepts – they feature a relatively short ascent with a length of approximately 3.5 – 5 km, 400-500 meter of elevation difference, as well as easy downhill.
Cost and reservation:
- from 90 euro/person – 4h trip
- avalanche kit rental – 40 PLN per person per day
- skitour equipment (full set) – 120 PLN per person per day
Important: This is exemplary calculation for 4 hours trip/course for 4 persons. Contact us and we will create trip based on your requirements.
Mountain Explorers Ski Rental, Kuźnice, Zakopane. It is best to leave a car on the parking lot at Bronisław Czech Street (it is the street that goes from Rondo Kuźnickie towards the ski jump), and from there go to Kuźnice by mini bus or by foot.
- When: Year-round offer