Zdiar in the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia is a little gem of a resort.

This guide is provided by a Zdiar local.

Although there is an increase in visitors from the UK it is still relatively unknown to British tourists. There are regular flights from numerous UK airports to Krakow in Poland, which is a two hour drive away. The public transport links from Krakow are excellent or if you prefer to be picked up from the airport, this can be arranged.

In Zdiar there are slopes to suit everyone but it is particularly attractive for intermediate ability skiers and families. There is a wide variety of accommodation available from self catering to full board basis as well as many good quality restaurants. If you are looking for busy nightlife then Zdiar may not be the best destination, this is because it has not become too commercialised.

There are several ski centres located in the village, including short nursery slopes for absolute beginners and floodlit runs for night skiing with a frequent free bus shuttle service between the main centres. The biggest centre has a total of 12 blue, red and black runs from 500 to 2,000 metres long with a professional ski school.

Here is a guide to local prices -
Day ski pass - 12-17 Euros
Ski equipment hire - 7-10 Euros
Ski lessons - 10-15 Euros
Guest house B+B basis - 18 Euros per night or 25 Euros including dinner
Self catering cottage for up to 10 people - 120 Euros per night
3 course meal - 10 Euros, beer 1 Euro

We would be delighted to give you any further information, please contact us either by email at daunters@mail.t-com.sk or by phone on +421 911 969 249.

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