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Szczawnica

Szczawnica

This well-known health resort lies between the Lesser Pieniny and Beskid Sądecki, near the Pieniny National Park (see p. xx). Among the diseases treated here are rheumatism and the disorders of the respiratory system. The spa was built in 1839. Its development and rise in popularity was achieved largely thanks to the Hungarian owner of the town, Józef Szalay, who built the first bathrooms, pension houses and spring pavilions. Today, the town boasts interesting spa architecture and an old spa park. It is worth tasting the mineral waters of the following springs: Józefiny, Stefana, Magdaleny, Jana, Szymona, Wandy and Pitoniakówki. Szczawnica is a popular centre of active tourism. In 1991 a chairlift connected the edge of Grajcarek and Palenica (772 m asl). In the summer it is frequented by tourists on the lookout for mountain views; in the winter – by skiers (owing to the nearby “Palenica”ski centre). The routes from Szczawnica lead through Lesser Pieniny and its famous gorges: Homole, White Water, through Pieniny Właściwe (Central Pieniny) and Beskid Sądecki. Thanks to numerous cycling routes, the region of Szczawnica is a great area for the fans of mountain cycling. Fishing, canoeing and hang-gliding enthusiasts will also find opportunities to practise their sports. fot. www.pkl.pl

 

PALENICA SZAFRANÓWKA

ski station located in the centre of Szczawnica. The offer is addressed to intermediate users. The longest piste (red) has a length of 2,000 m. The offer also includes the black piste of 1,000 m intended for advanced skiers. The slopes are illuminated and artificially snowed. Near the ski lifts, there are catering point, and at the lower station we may make use of a ski school, ski equipmental rental and ski service.

Ski Station Palenica Szafranówka, ul. Główna 7, Szczawnica, tel. 48 18 2622199, www.pkl.pl

           

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

4

780 m

263 m

2

+

400 m

75 m

3

+

350 m

75 m

4

+

150 m

20 m

 

1000 m

   

1800 m

   

400 m

   

500 m

   




SKI ARENA JAWORKI

The Jaworki Homole Skiing Arena has a double cableway and two T-bar lifts at its disposal. Eight ski runs of varying difficulty await skiing lovers. There is also a slope and a lift created especially for children. There is a ski and snowboard school as well as a rental shop with a technical service station. The lower part of the station can be comfortably reached by car and it can be left in a free car park. 

Ski Arena Jaworki-Homole, ul. Zaskalskie 14, Szczawnica-Jaworki, tel. 48 18 2621543, www.arenanarciarska.pl

          

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

2

621 m

116 m

2

+

+

200 m

25 m

3

+

150 m

20 m

 

900 m

   

800 m

   

700 m

   

700 m

   

750 m

   

200 m

   

150 m

   




STATIONS IN THE AREA



KROŚCIENKO NAD DUNAJCEM – STAJKOWA

is located in the charming mountain village of Krościenko upon Dunajec. It has two T-bar lifts: one of 500 m, for advanced skiers, and the other of 250 m for intermediate skiers. The pistes are illuminated, equipped with a sound system, artificially snowed and snow-groomed. Near the lift, there is a ski school, ski equipment and snowmobile rental, restaurants, shops and bus stop.

Ski Station Stajkowa, ul. Karola Wojtyły Papieża 78, Krościenko nad Dunajcem, tel. 48 18 2623256,
www.stajkowa.pl

        

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

+

500 m

101 m

2

+

250 m

101 m

 

500 m

   


NIEDZICA-POLANA SOSNY

The Jaworki Homole Skiing Arena has a double cableway and two T-bar lifts at its disposal. Eight ski runs of varying difficulty await skiing lovers. There is also a slope and a lift created especially for children. There is a ski and snowboard school as well as a rental shop with a technical service station. The lower part of the station can be comfortably reached by car and it can be left in a free car park. 

Ski Center Polana Sosny, os. Polana Sosny 1, Niedzica, tel. 48 18 2629403, www.niedzica.pl

         

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

+

363 m

97 m

2

+

293 m

65 m

3

+

70 m

17 m

 

500 m

   

600 m

   

700 m

   

400 m

   

180 m

   

800 m

   




SZCZAWA-POLANKI

is a modern ski and recreational resort equipped with a T-bar lift of 600 m and a platter lift of 200 m. The diversified wide piste (80 m wide) is prepared using two snow cannons and snowcat. A part of the slope is separated for skiing lessons with an instructor. All pistes are illuminated. There is also the GOPR rescue station here. At the foot of the slope, there is a restaurant and free parking lot. In the vicinity, there is a possibility to rent a room.

Ski Station Polanki, Szczawa 106, tel. 48 18 3344002, www.polanki.com.pl

            

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

+

700 m

125 m

2

+

300 m

30 m

3

+

 

80 m

30 m

 

900 m

   

900 m

   

1200 m

   

100 m

   




SKI LUBOMIERZ

SKI Lubomierz ski station has two ski lifts: a double 700-metre T-bar designed for skiers and snowboarders who prefer long and wide runs. A 160-metre platter lift is designed mainly for children and beginner skiers, and snowboarders. Close to the bottom station there are ski schools, a rental shop and a technical service station. 

Ski lubomierz, lubomierz 186, tel. 48 18 4488548, www.lubomierz.com

       

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

+

700 m

200 m

2

+

160 m

95 m

 

700 m

   

700 m

   

1100 m

   

160 m

   




CZORSZTYN-SKI

Czorsztyn Kluszkowce ski station  has two chairlifts, two T-bar lifts, and two T-bars for children. For skiing lovers eights runs of varying difficulty have been prepared, including two for children. All of them are artificially snowed and lit and for this reason they are available until late at night. There is also a rental shop, a technical service station as well as food and eating places. 

Czorsztyn-Ski, ul. Kamieniarska 30a, Kluszkowce, tel. 48 18 2650222, www.czorsztyn-ski.com.pl

         

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

4

550 m

150 m

2

+

680 m

150 m

3

+

460 m

 

4

+

90 m

 

 

1000 m (FIS)

   

1000 m

   

1200 m

   

500 m

   

100 m

   




OBIDOWA

ski station offers the ski slope of 465 m. The slope is easy and will surely appeal to the youngest skiers. To the beginning of the piste, we are taken by a single platter lift. The slope is illuminated, artificially snowed and regularly snow-groomed. At the lift, there is a ski equipment rental and catering points.
At the lift, there is a ski rental. Near the station, there are plenty of guesthouses, where you can take a rest after a busy day.

Ski Lift Obidowa, ul. Słoneczna 40a, Rabka-Zdrój, tel. 48 18 2679619, www.wyciag-obidowa.pl

             

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

+

465 m

74 m

 

465 m

   

NOWY TARG - ZADZIAŁ

is located in the close vicinity of Nowy Targ. Here, we have at our disposal a T-bar lift of 550 m, along which the artificially snowed, snow-groomed and illuminated piste has been marked out. At the ski lift, there is a ski rental, ski school and catering points. The safety of skiers is guarded by the GOPR rescuers. When the conditions are permitting, it is possible to take a downhill run to the centre of Nowy Targ. From the peak, there is an excellent view of the Tatra Mountains.

Ski Lift Zadział, os. Zadział 13, Nowy Targ, tel. 48 18 2167085, www.zadzial.pl

         

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

+

550 m

83 m

 

550 m

   

NOWY TARG - DŁUGA POLANA

has two T-bar lifts, one main lift of 450 m and the other of 90 m for persons beginning their adventure with skiing. The safety of skiers and snowboarders is guarded by the GOPR rescuers. At the ski lift, there is a ski school providing assistance to beginning skiers. The slopes are artificially snowed, snow-groomed and illuminated for comfortable skiing. At the slope, there is a large and convenient parking lot and catering points.

Długa Polana, os. Oleksówki 6a, tel. 48 18 2666262, www.dlugapolana.com.pl

        

Ski lifts

Ski runs

NR

1

 

+

450 m

90 m

2

+

90 m

19 m

 

450 m

   

90 m

   


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