Backcountry Skiing trips – Poland

Vast, wide and open valleys, towering and majestic mountains, constant pure and fresh snow. Poland has all of this and much more, and backcountry skiing is one of the funnest ways to explore it all!

Poland remains one of the great underrated ski destinations in Europe, as the heavy snowfall and gorgeous scenery more than match its illustrious neighbours to the East and West.

Poland contains much raw natural beauty and rugged landscapes, and off the mountains and skiing areas there are cute towns and villages to discover, as well as the ridiculously complex yet interesting history and culture of the country.

Take a pick from our selection of backcountry skiing trips and explore the delights of Poland.


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Poland has an increasing reputation as a cheaper alternative to the more well-known mega-resorts of Western Europe, but with much the same quality of snow and scenery. The climate and conditions ensure amazing backcountry skiing is possible all Winter round, therefore ensuring the best bang for your buck.

Some of the backcountry skiing can be quite tough, so being fit and in good shape before arriving is paramount, as it will ensure you enjoy everything more.

The villages, towns and cities are full of intriguing histories and culture which they are very proud of, providing endless hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do.

In winter the temperatures can get very cold, so pack appropriately so as not to get caught out, and to maximise your comfort and enjoyment.



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Summer is quite pleasant with temperatures in the 20's (celsius), while Winter can be very cold, and the temperature can drop to below freezing quite often.




Polish zloty

How to get there

Flights to Krakow and Warsaw from all major European hubs.

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Best time to visit

December to April, as the snowfall is heaviest and the weather is coldest.




What People Say

  • 5 reviews


We had a fantastic ski touring day with Jakub. The Tatras are fascinating mountains and at the same time a
fairly severe environment and we felt comfortable doing this last -and more complicated- climb with the guide. We appreciated the fact that Jakub, besides being a great guide, is a real lover of these mountains and told us many things about this place and its history. We were also very happy with all the support of explore-share that really made all the steps easy. It is an experience that we certainly feel to recommend.
Andreas Tveter for Polish Tatras guided ski tours
My trip with Zosia was a total disappointment. To start, she has never splitboarded herself. She is
a touring skier. She was not nice in her communication when I was still back home. She sent me a phone number of the splitboard rental in Poland and I had to call myself to Poland to make rerservations. All the communication was in short and unfriendly messages like ”call him” and ”I am busy”. She wrote me that I would have to pay extra for the spiltboard rent and an avalanche set. Once in Zakopane I found out I also had to rent seperately snowboard boots. And for the bus to the ski station, and for the entrance of the national park. Furthermore she took me on the main ski station of Zakopane. We went up for about 4 hours, on a pretty busy route with other touring skiers. I was really surprised to find out that the way down was no more than 30% off piste, the rest of the route was on a regular slope. And such a flat slope that with my snowboard I had to walk several times and use the poles to advance. And then when we got back to Zakopane it got really nasty. She wanted more money because I brought a friend along, and her price is E200,- if she takes more than one person on her tour (I paid her E150,-through explore share for a private tour). But she sent me a whatsapp in the morning of our trip to ask me if I was ok if she brings two other clients along, and my friend could come along without any extra cost. I agreed, but when she showed up she was alone. At the end of the day she insisted that I paid more because I brought my friend. Even though I made perfectly clear that I would not bring my friend along if it ment I had to pay more. I refused to pay her more and she got so angry that she blocked me the way at the door at the splitboard rental place. She insulted me saying I was poor girl and that I was crazy in my head and not a nice person. So I would not recommend this certified mountain guide, who is in my opinion poor in (english) communication and social skills.
Irene Cuijpers for Polish Tatras guided ski tours
Zosia is probably the best guide you can find for ski touring in the Tatras Mountains. She made this tour such
an amazing and unforgettable experience. Something unique to experience at least once in a lifetime. Highly recommended!

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