Thursday, 14. December 2017

The Great Krokiew

The Great Krokiew

The author of the ski jump is Karol Stryjenski (1887-1932) – architect, visual artist The Tatras and highlandry lover. In 1922, he won the competition for the regulatory plan, i.e. spatial development plan, of Zakopane. The plan anticipated dividing Zakopane into zones. Southern part of the city, at the base of the Krokiew, was to be a sport district with ski jump as the main part. To realize that, at the end of 1922, Stryjenski launched creation of the “Sport Park” partnership with priest and mountaineer, Jan Humpola, as the head of the partnership. The “Sport Park” got positive reviews from The State Council for Nature Conservation, and its construction – as the “Glos Zakopianski” writes on the 25th December 1923 – was consulted with “ski powagas”. The process of construction was slow, due to the lack of money. It was managed to get help of the army, and in January 1925 The Parish Council of Zakopane supported the “Sport Park” with the subvention the ski jump. In March 22nd, 1925, the ski jump was solemnly opened.

Stanislaw Gasienica Sieczka won the first competitions, with a distance of 30 and 36m.

 

CHAIRLIFT AT THE GREAT KROKIEW OPERATING FROM MONDAY TO SUNDAY:

January 9:00 - 15:30

February 9:00 - 16:00 

March 9:00 - 17:00

April 9:00 - 17:00

May 9:00 - 18:00

June 9:00 - 20:00 

July 9:00 - 20:00

August 9:00 - 20:00

September 9:00 - 20:00

October 9:00 - 18:00

November 9:00 - 15:30

December 9:00 - 15:00

 

Ticket prices: ski jump tour and chairlift - 12,00 PLN/ per person.

Ski jump tour - 5,00 PLN/ per person.

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