It has the vibrant natural scenery of Austria and the Gothic castles of Germany — all without the crowds— but somehow Poland has remained mostly under the radar as a travel destination. Now, though, the cultural offerings and flourishing business districts of its lively cities are bringing it into the spotlight for travelers of all types. Here's how to enjoy café culture, fascinating history, and more in some of the country's most stunning cities.
Olga Krzemińska-Zasadzka and Anna Nowakowska, co-founders of SBE, in the Eventex All-Stars competition as one of the most influential people in the event industry.
Eventex All-Stars: The Most Influential People in The Event Industry is a project presenting people whose attitude and actions significantly affect the entire event industry.
Being in such an excellent group of visionaries, innovators and trend creators who let the event industry develop, and make events more professional and inspirational, is a huge distinction for me, which I am extremely happy about - says Olga. - I am very honored to be among 120 people nominated in the competition. I have been working socially for the development, standardization and ethics of the event industry in Poland for many years, so I am very happy that it has been noticed and I’ve appeared among such an excellent group – adds Anna Nowakowska. Eventex Awards was founded in 2009 to appreciate and celebrate the best of the best in the industry, and in recent years has become one of the most recognizable and valued awards identified with excellence and great recognition.
Skiing in Turkey? It is no longer a surprising winter holiday destination. You can reach Erzu-rum a ski capital of the region (with 380 000 citizens) by plane. Erzurum international airport was built there and it is close to modern ski stations in the Pontic Mountains. Winter Compe-tition took place here in 2011 and one year later Juniors Nordic Skiing World Cup.
Bulgaria – besides the Black Sea seaside and its beautiful beaches it offers excellent ski slopes. Those who like big-city gloss will choose Vitosh a mountain massif in the neighbor-hood of Sofia. A cable car, a snowpark and chairlifts are waiting for amateur and profession-al skiers and for ski champions.
Les Trois Vallées (Three Valleys), The French joke that the place is the biggest ski circus. There are 600 km of smooth and wide runs which are connected by chains of ski lifts so you ski without unbuckling skies. All around there are monumental and taking a breath away Alps. The heart of Three Valleys is Méribel, which adjoins famous ski resorts: Courchevel and Val Thorens. There are 40 cable cars (a part of them is renewed) which are called “bubbles” by French and “eggs” by British.
Principality of Andorra has changed into a great ski resort. There are snow-capped slopes with its modern chain of ski lifts. It is windy here sometimes but most of the time the weather is really good. It is a pleasure to ski down among picturesque scenery of Pirenees. If you are bored with skiing you can try a team of dogs, a snowmobile, snowshoeing or a shopping in a duty free zone. Andorra attracts more and more Polish ski lovers every year what is fostered by cheap flights from Barcelona by Wizz Air or Ryanair.
This small village which is located in Tridento Alto Adige, a part of south Tirol, was discovered by many skiers from Poland. The place situated at the bottom of Hochjoch iceberg (3280 m above sea level) at 2000 m guarantees snow-covered slopes throughout all year. There is an interesting quarter pipe for those who love half-pipe, telemark and curving runs and even when there is hospitable wind you can fly a hang-glide with skies. Maso Corto is a resort not only for competitive sportsmen.
It is the largest ski region in the world where you can ski using only one skipass. It is located in Trentino Alto Adige region in the north part of Italy. More and more Poles come there every year. There is nothing surprising that in the region there are 450 ski lifts and more than 1200 km of ski runs at the bottom of majestic Dolomite. If you have a Dolomiti Superski pass you can go to Val di Fassa to a town called Moena or Val di Fiemme. There are free of charge shuttle buses for skiers.
Even though that Tatras are not too high mountains they can compete with the Alps. The Slovaks prepared a lot of conveniences for a winter season for example: new ski lifts, skiing schools, plenty of snow cannons, free of charge parking lots at ski lift stations. The most important investment this year is a connection of north and south Chopok slopes (2024 m above sea levels) by modern 24 person and 15 person cable cars. You can use all seven biggest Slovakian ski resorts having one electronic pass Slovakia Super Skipass.
Visiting Sankt Moritz is like a therapy in the best SPA resort. The sun shines here 322 days in a year and wholesome power of local water was known 3000 years ago. As the Swiss say here you can heal your heart, soul and body. Luxurious hotels like Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Basins or Badrutt’s Palace are a visiting card of the area. The hotels send rolls-royce cars with a chauffeur to pick up their guests.