Skiing in Białka Tatrzańska
Białka Tatrzańska (Slovak: Tatranská Biela Voda) is a picturesque village in the administrative district of Gmina Bukowina Tatrzańska, within Tatra County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 miles) north of Bukowina Tatrzańska, 16 km (10 mi) north-east of Zakopane, and 75 km (47 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.
The village has a population of 2,200. It is one of the most attractive mountain resorts in terms of tourism infrastructure, especially in winter, as the conditions for winter sports are exceptional there. The infrastructure attracts many tourists and has improved the economy of the area. Many residents have created chalets and bed and breakfast facilities to accommodate skiers.
There are a few ski centres in and around Białka: Kotelnica Białczańska, Kaniówka, Bania, Jurgów Ski, Koziniec, Grapa Litwinka, Czorsztyn-ski, U Kuruca, with numerous ski lifts of all sorts. Most of the ski lifts can be used within a common ski pass system, Tatra Ski.
In 2009, and again in 2012, Kotelnica Białczańska was voted the best ski resort in Poland, according to Onet.pl (the most popular polish web portal).
Long, rather gentle, well-prepared slopes are ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. If the main purpose of your visit to the southern Poland is learning to ski Bialka Tatrzanska will be a best choice. However, if after a day spend on the slopes you like to do some walking around the city full of restaurants and bars, you can visit nearby located Zakopane.
Since June 16, 2011 tourists can also enjoy Terma Białka hot springs, with the water surface of 1,382.67 square metres. The water, obtained from 2,500 metres, is about 80 degrees Celsius. The roof is completely covered with natural plants.
In Bialka Tatrzanska you will find many private guest houses and pensions, a few cottages for rent, some small aparthouses and two luxury hotels. In the winter season accommodations are selling fast so try to make reservations in advance. We recomend you to check and book via most popular booking website Booking.com.