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Cold never bothered Poles anyway – a visit to Snowlandia! Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Countries, Nature, Places to visit

Are you looking for an adventurous winter vacation? Love snow and ice and good times? Are you ready to spend some time in a beautiful, historic mountain village in Europe? Look no further and start planning your adventure in Snowlandia, located in Zakopane, Poland.

Here in New England, US, we are used to corn mazes during Halloween season. But imagine how much fun would  it be to play in a snow maze instead? Snowlandia has the biggest snow maze in the world! Yes, you heard it right! The biggest and the greatest. Dress warm and get lost…literally.

Image credit Snowlandia.pl

The snow maze idea was created for the first time in the winter season of 2015/2016. Maze covers an area of about 2500 square meters, surrounded by walls over 2m high and it is considered the biggest snow maze in the world. The 2018 season the organization increased the size to 3000 square meters keeping its title for the biggest snow maze in the world. The icy labyrinth is located next to the Great Krokiew (Wielka Krokiew) ski jumping venue. The maze (labirynt) is designed to be safe and with great blocks of ice with various items inside, you will have even more fun. Attractions are for everyone, regardless of age – what an amazing vacation idea for the whole family!

Image credit Snowlandia.pl

Image credit Snowlandia.pl

Image credit Snowlandia.pl

Snow maze is not the only attraction in Snowlandia. If you are a fan of Disney movie “Frozen”, you will love this Snow Castle as well! It is a place full of chambers, secret passages, tunnels that lead to a tower or terrace from which a beautiful view extends, for example on Wielka Krokiew, Giewont and all of the Snowy Land.

Image credit Snowlandia.pl

Śnieżny labirynt, Snowlandia, image credit Snowlandia.pl

Bobsleigh track is available for all the daredevils! The toboggan run is 200m long, it is wide and illuminated. The convention provides an amazing experience and fun for both children and parents.

A Mini Zoo (also part of Snowlandia) is a great way to rest among the fauna and flora of Podhale. There you will meet with numerous species of birds of prey, deer, goats, fallow deer, lambs, mouflons. You will be able to pet them and offer them a small snack too:) Caregivers will guarantee you and your children unforgettable moments in a forest full of birds and animals.

On the top of all of these attractions, you can try your ski abilities if it is a new sport for you. Pod Krokwią ski lift is a ski lift for beginners and children.  The advantage is the large space, which gives a sense of security and comfort during the first steps on skiing and snowboarding. The slope is groomed, illuminated and artificially snowed.
Depending on the snow condition, the slope is opened from 9am until the last skier/snowboarder decides to finish the day…

Image credit Snowlandia.pl

Did I mention there are also some great cross country ski trails around? Literally winter wonderland! Can’t wait to visit this place. I had a chance to visit Zakopane few times and it definitely is on a top of my list if I ever move back to Poland (and my husband loves it too!). So many different attractions, amazing Polish food, great architecture and just beautiful Polish folklore everywhere you look! Skiing is one of our favorite sports as well, so what a better place to ask for?

Zakopane, Image credit Kasia Scontsas

Zakopane, Image credit Kasia Scontsas

Zakopane, Image credit Kasia Scontsas

Zakopane, Image credit Kasia Scontsas

Big thank you to Katarzyna Diakiewicz for sharing all the wonderful pictures from Snowlandia with us! For all details check out Snowlandia’s website.

For these of you who did not have a chance to visit this place – start planning! And to all of our readers who already visited this awesome place – please share your experience with us in comments below!

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About the Author:Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew up in Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


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