One day trip to snow spot in Zakopane - Poland

Mar 17, 2009
by Szczeki Jaws  
Last Sunday we went on a day trip to Zakopane - capital of Polish Tatra Moutains...

Our crew for the day trip was Mongol, Tommy and Me (Jaws). The target of our trip was big air jump for freeskiers built 2 months ago for Polish Freesking Open Competition.

Check out all our pics inside!

After the 2 hour ride by bus, we went to the cable car for the ride to the top of the Gubalowka Moutain at 9 a.m. The jump was a big 2 meters sender, 15 meters flat space to jump over, and big wide landing. The view from the biggest Polish mountains was totally epic! The weather was totally sick- hot and sunny, so we took some landscape pics...

Landscape, view on Giewont mountain

Landscape, view on Giewont mountain

Landscape, view on Giewont mountain

Landscape, view on Giewont mountain


After a little warm up we checked the run out, and speed needed to clear the gap, and we did some jumps.

First jumps

First jumps

First jumps

First jumps


After two clear jumps I decided to throw a big no hander, that was cool feeling.

Suicide- flying to town

Suicide- flying to town


The one sad thing was that where we were riding we only had 3 hours before it got too soft and started melting and making it dangerous for a bike. It was good time spend in Zakopane. Check the pics, all taken by Tommy (www.tommysuperstar.com)

Special thanks to Pinkbike, Transition Bikes and Spank!
www.transitionbikes.com
www.mudserwis.com
www.zeit.com.pl

-Jaws


39 Comments

  • 11 1
 Crazy Wink Amazing Trip Smile Good job Smile
  • 6 1
 looks ace,
congratz on POD by the way Smile
  • 1 0
 Good stuff!

Out of interest what is Zakopane (or the close area) like for riding in the summer? When I was there in the winter there seemed to be lots of cool singletrack dotted about but I never really looked into it further...
  • 0 0
 There is one lift with a dh track and some NS FR tracks but the easiest way to reach them is to get in contact with the locals and use a pickup/minibus
  • 0 0
 It looks awesome. I'm doin the polish nationals in myslenice which is about an hour from zakopane I think. Really looking forward to it. Just search myslenice in videos on here and there's a 10 min vid of it.
  • 0 0
 Known zakopane trails are a bit different. Myslenice dh trail is very twisty while Harenta in zakopane is more of a wide open track (there may be some photos or vids from there). Szymoszkowa is a typical NS track. Haven't been there for 2 years but the stuff in there was pretty sick.
  • 0 0
 BTW. Hope you will enojoy your stay Wink
  • 0 0
 Cheers spaced!

I had no idea there was proper MTB trails, I just thought there would be nice singletrack made by years of walkers etc.

Have to say I was a bit surprised at how small Zakopane was... it was worth the 13 hour train journey for the people and the scenery though Smile
  • 5 0
 you polish people are awesome!
  • 2 0
 No no , powiem że byłem ździwiony jak zobaczyłem temat na BP o Szczeki i Mango ;p Dobra robota :d Do zobaczenia na PP ! pzdr
  • 2 0
 od razu widac ze sie chlopaki znaja na modzie- te rozowe majtaski sa przepiekne Smile
  • 0 0
 a jakie prześwitujące.. Wink
  • 1 0
 Even after it started melting you must must have had a fun ride down the mountain. Nothing is harder than riding in deep slush Smile
  • 2 0
 Amazing! Polish is great country, with great riders with great places to ride
  • 2 0
 wow! if only i did stuff like this Big Grin gratz on P O D
  • 2 2
 looks really gnarly guys. i cant wait to go skiing in canada at easter. does anyone know what the snow conditions are like?
  • 1 1
 Depends on where about in Canada your going for the snow condishons And that looks like an amazing bike trip
  • 1 0
 I was skiing a foot of fresh at Whistler today. That's on top of the other foot of fresh they got over the two previous days.
  • 1 1
 class its whistler im going. i cant wait!
  • 2 0
 nice jumps
  • 1 1
 ale wy chlopaki męskie jestescie bez koszulkow na zawodach poprosze was o autografy na klacie Wink
  • 1 0
 Benku, dla ciebie wszystko Razz
  • 1 0
 Haha! freeskiers on first photo is my friend xD
  • 2 0
 sick!!
  • 1 0
 Hah, nice.
I would really like to go to Zakopane next year.
x)
  • 1 0
 fajny trip wymysliliścieSmile
  • 1 0
 Makes me want to live in Poland again.
  • 1 0
 huge !! ...goood job !
  • 1 0
 zajebiste
  • 1 0
 Nice
  • 0 0
 dobra robota chlopaki respect
  • 0 0
 shit that jump is big. look at the back of the kicker
  • 0 0
 theres some sweet pics there.would to go there.looks amazing
  • 0 1
 Nice pic guys looks like lots of funn
  • 0 0
 yeah boi!
  • 0 0
 awsome(Y)
  • 0 0
 Thats to sweet nice pics
  • 0 0
 so sweet * Razz

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