A Day in the life of an Addventure Tours Instructor
A Ski Season in Zakopane, Poland
For those who haven’t heard of it or are wondering why I’m talking about skiing in Poland, Zakopane sits at the base of the Tatra mountains in southern Poland that boarders Slovakia. A beautiful town made picturesque in winter by the snow that settles covering the highstreet in white. There is so much to do and see here that I’m grateful I have more than a week or two to explore it fully. It is a great bonus that it is very reasonably priced and so I am not limited to staying in my room after a days boarding.
Ski Areas in Zakopane
There are many nice little spots to ski in Zakopane, by far the best though is a resort called Białka. Once I have gotten myself fed and prepped for the day my first port of call is getting on a coach. We then pick up Addventure tours guests from their chalets and hotels dotted around town. It’s great starting the day by being on the coach in the morning with everyone. Talking about the previous days lessons or finding out what they had been doing the previous night in town. During the short journey to the slopes we all have time to get fired up and excited for another day.
On the slopes
Trying to decide where to have lunch at białka is almost as tricky as learning a new skill in skiing. There are multiple places to eat on almost every slope. Each serving up some of the most delicious food that you’ll find in Poland. I will quite often run into some of the guests who stop off for a nice warm hot chocolate. This is one of my all time favourites on a cold day. It’s also nice to catch up with the rest of the team and talk about the great lessons that day. After lunch, us instructors get ready for the next set of lessons
Between restaurants, shops and tours by horse and carriage, you will be kept busy after a day at Białka. I like to go and play a few games of pool with anyone that wants to join me. You can get a pizza from the same place and have a nice drink. After,I make my way through the snow and back to my own apartment for the evening.
After the day of boarding
Once I get through the door I like to get my snowboard out and ready for the next day. I listen to a bit of relaxing music to wind down. I then get into bed, ready to start over again. Set to enjoy another day snowboarding around a great resort with amazing people.