Zakopane Jumping Hills
The Central Sports Center – Olympic Preparation Center in Zakopane is a popular place for training camps of Polish and foreign athletes. They can take advantage of the comprehensive and constantly modernized base of the resort, at the same time they make use of the proximity of the mountains and the unique climate at the foot of the Tatra Mountains.
Ski jumping will take place on two hills. Wielka Krokiew is the most famous Polish ski jump, the cradle of this sport discipline and the place of many successes for nearly 100 years. Thoroughly modernized several times. There are regular competitions for the World Cup in and as part of the summer Grand Prix.
The Srednia Krokiew complex has recently undergone a thorough modernization and was officially inaugurated on July 9, 2021. Thanks to a multi-million investment, it is currently one of the most modern facilities of this type in the world. Just like Wielka Krokiew, it has the approval of the International Ski Federation (FIS).
The mountain capital of Poland. Zakopane impresses with its rich tourist and sports offerings, extraordinary Tatra views, distinctive architecture and one-of-a-kind “oscypki” on Krupówki Street.
Zakopane is not only the largest city in the Tatra region, but also the highest located city in Poland. It is also home to part of the picturesque Tatra National Park. One of the biggest attractions is Gubałówka, a hill located in the western part of the city, which offers a beautiful panoramic view of the entire area. The central part of Zakopane is Krupówki. It is an iconic tourist spot and one of the most famous streets in Poland. Its name comes from the clearing where the street was laid out and which belonged to the Krupowski family. It is a unique place with not only the best stores and eateries, but it is also where you can take a picture with the popular teddy bear or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
In addition, in Zakopane you can find a great number of hiking trails perfect for lovers of hiking, climbing and breathtaking views. Art lovers will have a wonderful time at the Municipal Art Gallery or the Władyslaw Hasior’s Gallery. What’s also interesting, the local villas and spas were built in the characteristic architectural Zakopane style, popularized by the famous Polish artist Stanisław Witkiewicz.
Zakopane is also famous as an arena for winter sports. It owes this mainly to the Wielka Krokiew Jumping Hill, which is the largest jumping hill in the country. It was built before World War II, and some of the most prestigious competitions are held here.
Zakopane’s unique atmosphere makes the city a very popular tourists destination during Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or winter holidays. However, it is also worth coming to the area in spring to admire the blooming crocuses in the Chochołowska Valley.