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Reviews for Zakopane - Kasprowy Wierch

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Zakopane - Kasprowy Wierch that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Zakopane - Kasprowy Wierch stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Zakopane - Kasprowy Wierch review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Zakopane - Kasprowy Wierch vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Patrice undefined - 23rd February 2020

  • 5
  • 2Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 4Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 3Overall Value
Not overly busy
Only 2 ski lifts

Full review

Well worth going to the top if you are a keen skier and happen to be in the area. But they could make it much simpler for everybody... 1) Parking information is non-existent. You can drive up to the departure area but cannot park there and nearest parking is about 20mins walk. We took taxi from hotel which if you stay in Zakopane was about same price as price of parking. With ski gear, forget about the 20mins walk ! 2) Even their website is not clear about opening time... says 9am-4pm when we actually went up at 8:40am and local taxi drivers were telling us you can go up from 8am 3) Then there are 2 queues. One for those with tickets and one for those who need to buy one. Those needing to buy tickets can go straight to the departure turnstiles after the purchase. Those with pre-booked tickets were left waiting and I have no idea at what rates they were being let in to the turnstiles. But the 3 times we came back down, the pre-booked line didn’t seem to move much 4) if you just want to go skiing then just buy a skipass. We bought our tickets for the cable car in advance only to be told when we bought our skipass at the selling desk that one ride up on the cable car is included with ski pass. Obviously if you want to ski all the way back down and go up again then you will need to buy another cable car ride. 5) There are only 2 chair lifts at the top. One for a short black run that starts straight at the top of the cable car arrival area, one for a red run that becomes a blue/green through the forest and takes you all the way to the bottom. BEWARE: if you start with the red run, the only way to get back to the start of the black run is either a very steep walk up to the top of the mountain or a long walk (upward) around it... I could not believe they didn’t think of having the 2 chairlifts arriving at the same location. Only other way to get from the red to the black is to go all the way down and catch the cable car again. We tried that but gave up when we saw a 2/3h queue ! So unless you get back to the bottom before 9:30am then forget it. In conclusion: probably the best ski run in the area so I would absolutely go there if you are a good skier. Go there at 8am to get a chance to do the long red/blue slope all the way down then go back up to do the black runs. When you had enough of the black then you can go around the mountain again to do the red a couple of times then ski all the way back to Zakopane through the forest.

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    Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

    We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

    Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

    Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

    We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

    We’ll see you on the mountain.


    – Mountain News Corporation