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You are in Zakopane now and you don’t have any idea how to spend your time actively? Would you like to use a potential of the Tatras? Just visit us and take part in our ski touring trainings for beginners. They include trainings in avalanche science, advices about a technique of uphill and downhill travels, as well as a choice of the proper equipment –  all of this under the watchful eye of the real masters of the Tatras – mountain guides and rescuers of TOPR (Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue).

 We invite You to the discover a potential and beauty of  the Tatras with us.

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 applicable in the mountains
  • exercises with the Avalanche Safety Gear (detector, probe, shovel) – learning how to handle it properly and practical exercises
  • overcoming steep ascend elements, i.e. by making swings
  • traversing – going rather sideways that up or down the hill
  • downhill on the climbing skins
  • reading and understanding the information boards
  • knowledge about the avalanches illustrated by an example of the surrounding area
  • going downhill in the powder snow (certainly, if occurs )

Duration of the training:

Approximately 4-5 hours

Please note: You should also take into account that our trainings or the trip can be extended; they can last maximum about 1 hour more.

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Place where the classes are conducted

We customize our trip depending on the weather conditions and a risk level of avalanche. The instructor is allowed to change an assumed plan during the training, if he/she determines that weather conditions are dangerous.

Exemplary trails:

  • 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 an elevation difference and an easy downhill.

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Costs and reservation:

45euro/person – 4h trip

65euro/person – 4h trip + renting skitour equipment

75euro/person – 4h trip + renting skitour equipment + avalange equipment

Remember: This is exemplary calculation for 4 hours trip/course for 4 persons. Write to us and we will create trip based on your requirements.

Meeting place:

“Tatra Trade” Ski Rental located in a large building near Rondo Kuźnickie (You can also find in it: Alpin Sport shop, Tatrzański Bar Mleczny (Tatras Dairy Bar) “Wolf Trail” Ski Rental), The entrance to the ski rental is on the right side of the building. It is preferred 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 the “Tatra Trade” Ski Rental on foot. 

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What should you take with You (it’s not necessary but is our recommendation):

  • backpack (with such a capacity that you fit all in it), with a capacity of approx. 25-30l
  • helmet
  • warm ski clothes (jacket and pants)
  • something to eat (bar of chocolate/ fruit/sandwich)
  • something to drink (tea or other beverage)
  • light jacket of Goretex or Primaloft type – during the ascent can be quite warm, so that is good to have any lighter clothing to put on you, and it is preferred to leave the warm clothing for the training time and the downhill travel
  • sunglasses
  • gogles
  • gloves – one lighter pair for the ascent and the warmer one for the downhill
  • cap/beanie
  • multifunctional scarf of Buff type – it works better during the ascent, because it lighter that the cap/seamed cap
  • comfortable socks
  • thermo-active underwear