Ski touring Tatra mountains – Poland

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All about the Ski touring Tatra mountains – Poland.

Description

The Tatra mountains, the border between Poland and Slovakia, are ideal terrain for ski mountaineering. Even if they do not reach high altitudes they are always subject to copious snowfalls that offer the ski mountaineer a wide choice of itineraries of all the difficulties, length and commitment.
Supporting the typical local shelters, which offer excellent service, we will cross from west to east the entire crown of the Tatra mountains chain along ridges and pristine valleys.

Zakopane, the ‘Cortina’ of Poland, thanks to its splendid location right in the center of the Tatra mountain chain, is a perfect and respectful union between tourist vocation and attention to local traditions.

Our touring tour will start from this town. Leaning on the managed shelters we will cross the whole range of the Polish Tatras mountains inside the homonymous National Park. It will be a ride of several days along wide and gentle valleys, following ridges and ridges with breathtaking views first on the Low Tatras facing west where the profiles are softer and more inviting until you reach the most severe peaks of the East side of the chain, the High Tatras .

Here we will be able to test ourselves on some itineraries with characteristics that are more similar to those of our regions, along canyons and more severe ridges, but always with limited difficulty and which can be faced by everyone. The trips we will have on average will have gradients of 1000/1200 meters with difficulty classifying BSA.

There are no glacial areas: it is therefore not required a ski mountaineering experience in the high mountains or in glacial terrain. To take part in this journey, on the other hand, it is necessary to have a technical level and a typical ski touring experience comparable to BSA class rides. It is instead important to have a good training, adaptability and collaborative spirit within a group as well as a basic technique of the use of crampons and axe that we may have to use in short strokes if the snow conditions require it.

Ski raid details

  • Itinerary type: Ski raid, Ski touring
  • Date: Period of your choice (7 days tour)
  • Mountain group: Tatra Montains
  • Skill level: Everage skier , 800 m to 1200 m vertical max.
  • Group capacity: 3 min – 6 max persons per guide.

Availability and prices

  • 1 pax: €950.00 per person

The price is intended for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 partecipants per guide. For large groups contacts us.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 7 full day tour with International Mountain Guide (UIAGM/IFMGA)
  • All the guide costs (overnights, huts, food, etc.)
  • Hotel with B&B service in Zakopane
  • Half board service in huts and refuges
  • Liability insurance
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport, tolls and petrol to the meeting point
  • Food and drinks in Zakopane
  • Drinks and extras in the huts
  • Lifts
  • Ski equipment as skis, ski boots and poles
  • Personal equipment (see the list in FAQs section)
  • Personal safety kit (transceiver, shovel, probe)
  • Personal travel and injury insurance
  • Any other expenses
  1. Day 1 Meeting in Zakopane

    Travel from Italy and meeting in Zakopane. Breefing with the Alpine Guide in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight in a hotel in the town.

  2. Day 2 Ski touring Tatra Mountains

    We will reach Siwa Polana by taxi, at the entrance of the valley that we will travel using the characteristic horse-drawn carts to the Polanie Chocholowska rif. We will then have the opportunity to climb the Grzes, the Rakon, the Wolowiec or the Lopata, all trips suitable for a perfect warm up – Up 900m, down 900m – 5/6 hours.

  3. Day 3 Ski touring Tatra Mountains

    Following the north shoulder of the Trzydniowianski Wierch we will reach the top to get to the head of Dolina Starorobocianska. A short hike up to Siwa Przelecz and then enjoy a fantastic descent to the characteristic mountain refuge Schronisko na Hali Ornak. – Up 1000m, down 1100m – 6/7 hours.

  4. Day 4 Ski touring Tatra Mountains

    We will go up the Doloman Tomanova up to the pass of the same name. After a short descent into Slovak territory, we will climb up a spur of Kondracka Kopa until we reach the top. From here a thrilling descent into wide terrain will allow us to reach the sheletSchronisko na Kondratowej Hali where we will spend the night – Up 1200m, down 1000m – 6/7 hours.

  5. Day 5 Ski touring Tatra Mountains

    A short descent will take us to the Kasprowy Wierch cable car. From here we will descend to Schronisko Murowaniec to put the skins back on and climb the Czarna Dolina Gasienicowa. After passing the lake we will climb a gradually steeper canal that will allow us to reach the Zawrat pass. Still a beautiful descent will earn us the Schronisko w Dolinie Pieciu Stawow refuge where we will spend two nights – Up 600m (+ cableway), down 1400m – about 6/7 hours.

  6. Day 6 Ski touring Tatra Mountains

    The last day includes the ascent to Gladka Prezelecz and the crossing to Zavory. A beautiful though short descent and with the skins again we will go up the Wrota Chalubinskiego. The last descent into the wide valley that follows, will take us to the Schronisko Pieciu Stawow. From here, in short, we will return to ZaKopane – Up 900m, down 1100m – about 6/7 hours. Overnight in Zakopane.

  7. Day 7 Back home

    Back home.