Kiczera Ski Introduction
Set beautifully between the undulating hills of the Lower Beskid Mountains, Kiczera Ski certainly makes up for its lack of runs and infrastructure with a healthy dose of rustic Polish authenticity and wonderful backcountry. The handful of pistes run from red to blue, while the surrounding forests and scenery make it a fine place for learning and casual cruising away from the bigger resorts of the south.
The skiing at Kiczera Ski
Kiczera Ski boasts just one chairlift and a few drag lifts, which are actually plenty for serving the smattering of easy-going runs here. The longest piste goes for 1,200 meters through the clusters of pine and fir forest that dot the mountain; an easy blue run that’s both shallow and wide – great for learners. There are two harder runs (rated red) that go from the top of the main chairlift, one that leads directly down to the base of the lift and another that joins a blue midway down the hill. There are also some much smaller nursery slopes on offer at the Kiczera Ski resort, each served by its own drag lift.
Despite Kiczera Ski’s relatively limited size it does feature both a snowpark and one cross-country trail (4 kilometres long). Both of these are real draws and help to add a bid of variation to a skiing holiday.
The season in Kiczera Ski typically runs from late December to March. Snow making is prevalent and works well on most of the major routes, while the three largest pistes are illuminated throughout the winter to allow for evening skiing too. There is also a well-equipped and value ski school located on-site.
Accommodation near Kiczera Ski
Given the bucolic location amidst the low hills of the Polish Beskids, staying in one of the nearby country hotels or guesthouses if the best bet for good access to the Kiczera piste. The closest of these is at Rodzinny Domek Apartament, which sits just 10 minutes’ drive through the hills from the lift. It’s simple and cheerful with a large garden and a pretty setting.
For something a little further afield, skiers can retire to Krosno, the largest town in the area of the resort. Here, the highly-rated Hotel Twist has homey suites, while the flamboyant Zajazd Kasztelan does well to channel the styles of the Polish mountains with its exposed wood and hearty interiors.
Restaurants near Kiczera Ski
Located right at the base of the slopes at Kiczera Ski, Restaurant Amadeus offers the whole range of Polish dishes: soups; pierogi dumplings; potato pancakes. There is also a range of international dishes on offer here, from hamburgers to French fries and more.
Apres in Kiczera Ski
As to be expected, the après scene of this isolated but beautiful resort in the Beskidy Mountains is hardly riotous. However that doesn’t stop skiers from retiring to the local taverns for some frothy Polish beers at base of the slope towards the end of the day.
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