Feel free to PM and im happy to help. I've a fondness to the place and always sending people there! Perfect place to learn to ski
That's the area I was thinking of, Zakopane. I went there in summer and the hostel were talking about skiing in winter and how popular it is. Agree, food and drink are really cheap and you could spend some time in Krakow and some in Zakopane. I'll look into this for a future deal.
Poland and in particular Zakopane. More ski hills there than traditional resorts but does give you a feel for it and the resort of Bialka Tatraska is only a short drive away when you get a bit better and can ski the blue runs. Cost for a week would be around £500 all in with all meals, drinks and lessons equipment etc etc Lot of information on this site http://www.discoverzakopane.com/skiing.html A rough example would be Flights - £60 return to Krakow Transfers local bus to Zakopane - £10 return accommodation- £140 per person Ski pass £70 Equipment £50 So thats around £330? food and drink is cheap out there and delicious too! This is a nice resort , i still go back every year! even if only for a weekend http://bialkatatrzanska.pl/ceny-karnetow-na-sezon-20152016/
oh, hire skis / boards and boots out there, look for advance deals (Intersport) or something like Ski Republic (2 4 1 if you team up with someone).
Skiing and cheap don't really go together I'm afraid. You can do it, but that probably relies on doing it with mates. We did 2.5 days on the slopes in Tignes for £250 each, but, my cousin owned the little apartment we went to / 4 of us squeezed into one car / we self catered / we self drank / we all had clothing. You would be best served by saving a little and taking a package for a week. Have some lessons on a dry slope or indoor place before you go. Borrow clothing, you will need a decent couple of baselayers that wick sweat. Waterproof trousers (cos you will topple over a fair bit - if you don't, you ain't pushing yourself enough!). Decent waterproof gloves, mitts tend to be warmer if you're a coldy. You'll be amazed what's in mates cupboards - no one will wear ski gear out in a week yet everyone wants the latest gear so most kit you can borrow is in a well good condition! Try to do some leg exercises from 12 weeks in advance to get the most out of it - and prepare to burn the candle at both ends! You will need a holiday to recover when you get back, and your liver will hate you :) :) Then you'll be hooked and it will be the first holiday you book up every year! Highly recommend Italy for the food, the drink, the instructors and it's relatively cheap...