Mt. Gubalówka
Mt. Gubalówka

Mt. Gubalówka

Zakopane, 43-500

The Basics

Snow enthusiasts flock to Mt. Gubalowka’s ski resort, with just under two miles (around three kilometers) of runs usually open from early December to early April. The easiest way to reach the top, a funicular whisks you up from Zakopane in about three minutes. Or, hop on a 2-person chairlift, T-bar, or rope tow up the mountain. When ski season ends, a summer toboggan run opens, as do biking and walking trails.

Numerous tour operators offer day trips from Kraków. Whether you’re interested in skiing, hiking, or just soaking up the scenery from one of the nearby thermal pools, you’re likely to find an excursion that suits your preferences.

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Zakopane, Tatra Mountains w/ Gubalowka Funicular & Museum visit tour from Krakow
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A fun and interesting day out
We were a bit nervous before travelling due to heavy snowfall. But our driver, Chris, was a careful driver and got us to Zakopane and back very safely. On the way we stopped for some smoked cheese which Chris smoked for us on a fire and told us some interesting facts about the history of the area. Once in Zakopane, Chris collected our tickets for the funicular and gave us a clear time to meet up at the end. We had around 3 hours in Zakopane which was enough for us to see everything there. We were back in Kraków at approx 5:30pm.
Bethany_L, Dec 2023

Things to Know Before You Go

  • At the summit, a restaurant with an outdoor terrace serves traditional meals year-round.

  • You can view current conditions via a webcam on the Polish Cable Railways website.

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How to Get There

The funicular is located just north of Ulica Krupówki in Zakopane, roughly a 2-hour drive south of Kraków. Alternatively, get there by bus from Kraków, transferring at Zakopane Kasprowicza—the total journey takes around three hours.

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When to Get There

Mt. Gubalowka is a year-round destination, with different activities on offer depending on the season. At the height of both winter and summer seasons, it can get very busy. Operating hours for the funicular vary throughout the year—verify online before going.

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Tatra Museum

While you’re in Zakopane, check out the Tatra Museum to get to know the history and culture of the region. The museum has 11 branches around town—the main one is in a large brick building just behind Ulica Krupówki. Exhibits explore the natural history, ethnography, geology, and artistic traditions of the Tatras. Staff are typically on hand to answer questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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