What to do in Gdansk during winter?
You were thinking when to visit Gdansk (check our tips here) and decided to go in winter? No problem. Winter in Gdansk also can be really charming. If there’s a snow and the temperature is below zero Baltic coast looks like the North Pole and you can enjoy winter sports. During Christmas time you can visit Dluga street and Oliwa Park which are beautifully decorated and illuminated with lights.
Winter in Gdansk – Ice-skating
You can try ice-skating from November till March on the covered ice-ring near the city centre.
How to get there?
Ice-ring is located on the “Plac Zebran Ludowych” Square and it’s a walking distance from “Dworzec Glowny” station.
Hours of the entrance:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 14:30, 16:00, 17:30, 19:00, 20:30
Wednesday 14:30, 16:00, 17:30
Saturday-Sunday 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30, 19:00, 20:30
Normal ticket 11 PLN
Reduced ticket 7 PLN
Ice skaters rent 8 PLN
The entrance is for one hour ride and no reservation is needed.
Winter in Gdansk – Skiing
Close to Gdansk, there are at least four places where you can try skiing on small hills. You can go to Sopot, Wiezyca, Przywidz and Trzepowo. Outside the city, there’s always more snow so check the weather conditions before going. Each place offers ski&snowboard rental, restaurant and parking. There’re no ski passes, only one ride ticket which costs 1,5-2,50 PLN.
In Sopot slope “Lysa Gora” is easy to reach from SKM train station “Sopot PKP” – it’s about 20 minutes walk. If you don’t want to go on foot you can take the bus nr 144 from “Sopot PKP” to “Osiedle Mickiewicza”. The ski-lift is only 286m long and it’s in the city so snowfall it is less frequent.
Przywidz offers 800m run with two ski-lifts. The slope is flat so perfect for learning to ski. Unfortunately, the most reasonable way to get there is by car. You also need a car to get to Trzepowo which have two ski-lift, 300m long each.
Wiezyca is the biggest ski resort which consists of Koszalkowo and Kotlinka slopes – both have 300m run. There’s also a snow tubing. Since it’s the most popular place, it’s often crowded. To get there you can go by car or by train. SKM/PKM train leaves from “Wrzeszcz Glowny” station and goes to “Krzeszna” which is 800m from Wiezyca. To get to “Wrzeszcz Glowny” you can take SKM train from the city centre – “Gdansk Glowny” station. A one-way trip takes about 1h15min.
In case there’s no snow during winter what happens because of the mild climate check: