Winter craziness in Poland part 4
Far away from the mountains
We can also spend our winter break in Poland away from the mountains and that absolutely doesn’t mean we’ll be bored. Below we will introduce you to some ideas for people, who don’t want to or just can’t go to the highest located parts of our country. We cam offer them offers associated with winter frenzy on skis as well as those that have nothing to do with skiing.
An active vacation on skis or a snowboard is possible in Poland not only in the mountains, and that’s thanks to artificial ski slopes, which can be encountered in large cities and even by the Baltic Sea. Obviously, we won’t be able to admire gorgeous mountain sights while skiing, or enjoy the unique atmosphere of local inns and guesthouses after getting off the route. But luckily, our muscles will be equally tired, and the level of the endorphins will be just as high as in the case of winter craziness in the south of the country.
Łysa Góra in Sopot
Łysa Góra in Sopot is an altitude with the height of 110 meters above the sea level, located close to the famous Woodland Opera. The local ski station invites to enjoy the charms of winter, and also admiring the unique panorama of Gdańsk, Sopot and the Gdańsk Bay. Here, you can improve your skiing skills under the watchful eye of the instructors, and taste the delicious food in stirring interiors below.
Gdańsk is another place on the map of the Tricity, where we can easily enjoy winter craziness, and it all happens… indoors. That’s because this is the location of Skimondo – an indoor artificial ski slope, open all year long. All amateurs of skiing and snowboarding can get introduced to these sports as well as improve their techniques and styles. They should definitely enjoy the artificial ski slope constructed based on a ski simulator.
Gubałówka of Szczecin
In Szczecin, from which it is not so far to the seaside (although not as close as some tourists searching for an approach to the beach believe), you can also easily go skiing. All you have to do is go to Gubałówka of Szczecin located in the Osowo district, in order to enjoy two illuminated and artificially snowed ski slopes with diverse difficulty levels and a modern platter lift. Amateurs of riding a sledge and ice skating will also find something special for themselves, and when you get hungry and want some hot food in highlanders’ climate, you can go to the wooden shepherd’s hut.
The Cztery Wiatry Mountain in Mrągowo
Mazury can also be proud of skiing and snowboarding routes. One of the most well-known resort around here is locatedat the Cztery Wiatry Mountain (182.5 meters above the sea level) in Mrągowo on a peninsula at Lake Czos. From here extends a wide panorama of the surroundings. Fans of winter craziness will find here, among others, five skiing routes with various difficulty levels, two ski lifts,m a „donkey meadow” for beginners, am equipment rental and a rich gastronomic offer.
The Szczęśliwicka Hill in Warsaw
The citizens of the country’s capital don’t have to go beyond its borders, to enjoy snow and skiing. All they have to do is go to the slope located at the Szczęśliwicka Hill (152 meters above the sea level), which is the highest natural point in Warsaw. The „Szczęśliwice” resort – which is the name of the slope – has plenty of winter attractions to offer for its customers all year long without having to go to the mountains.
Ice sailing in Mazury
The feeling of freedom, speed, adrenaline, spectacular views – that’s how ice sailing is described by its passionates. Iceboats, because that’s the name of these units designed for riding on the ice, are gaining an icreasing number of fans. This winter form of spending your free time will definitely be enjoyed by anyone, who are searching for stronger thrills and love the undeniable charm of Mazury.
A similar amount of adrenaline to that from iceboats can also be received during… a winter kayaking trip. Back in the mid-20th century, this form of outdoor sport was considered extremely dangerousm, and even life-threatening. But today, it is very popular, an nobody can seny its good influence for the overall well-being. While deciding to go on a kayaking trip in the winter, you just have to keep in mind, that this trip is very different than that in the summer season and requires gwtting ready properly. After the preparations, you can easily enjoy the beauty of winter admired from the perspective of the river and breathe deeply with healthy and frosty air.
The chilled Baltic
The Baltic Sea is gorgeous and charming at any time of year, but every time it stands out in a different way. Most of us is more familiar with the summer vacation look of our sea, but it’s definitely worth seeing it in the winter as well. If we are lucky enough, we might even be able to see frozen water and snoe covering the beaches. It might ot be an attractions equaled with a sleigh ride to Sweden, as it might have been possible in the past, but it will definitely be an incredible view.
Winter in Poland is a time, when we can go crazy at ski slopes with various difficulty levels, which are located in different mountain ranges as well as relax in more or less wintery surroundings in other parts of the country. So, during the winter break in Poland we can choose between: skiing in the Tatra mountains and in the Tricity, raising your adrenaline level thanks to a ride in an iceboat or a dog sled, and admiring the winter landscapes from the perspective of hot thermal pools or a freezing river during a kayaking trip…