WH3 SKI WEEKEND, SZCZYRK, 9–13 Feb 2023
Hashers and friends,
Despite the 30+C heat outside the 22nd WH3 Ski Weekend 2023 plans are in full swing (hic...).
What you can expect: Much the same as before really! 2, 3 (or more) days of skiing and/or drinking, a Hash ‘run’ in the snow, more beer & great company. If you are not a skier other possibilities include walking (or running) in the hills around Szczyrk, snowmobiling, a visit to the Zywiec brewery, or just sleeping off the hangover...
What is the plan: We travel down to Szczyrk by train or car from Warsaw on Friday or Thursday and return on Monday (or other days that suit your agenda). If you are travelling from further away you might fly into Katowice (or Krakow) airport and travel on by public transport or even hire a car. This weekend is about drinking, with a bit of skiing inbetween!
Where will we stay? We have reserved rooms at the Alpin Hotel. These are at a rate of 405 (double) or 261zloty (single) per night which includes a good buffet breakfast. Some triples/studios are also available. A deposit of 50% needs to be paid to the hotel to secure your room!
The Alpin is located right in the town centre and close to all conveniences. The nearest ski slope is a short bus ride (or long walk) away, with the ski better areas a bit further away. Free ski buses are available to access the slopes. Ski equipment is available for hire at good prices in town and at each slope. English speaking ski instructors can be arranged if requested well in advance.
How much will it cost? The costs will depend on whether you share a room, do any skiing, drink much and how you travel to/from Szczyrk! But as an initial guide, in addition to the hotel, you can expect:
**** Prices TO BE UPDATED ***
Travel: 150-200pln for the train (depening on train type, class and advance purchase!!) to Bielsko Biala. Then you will need a public bus (30min.) or taxi (15min.) to Szczyrk. By road, it is 370-395km (S8/A1 or A2/A1) from Warsaw to Szczyrk; gas costs will depend on size, speed and age....
Skiing: You will need GoPass for tickets for the main ski area; you can buy at the slopes, but also pre-order these to save time at the ski area. Beskid ski arena is a separate small ski area with a different tickets system
Ski Equipment: approx. 50-80pln/day, depending on standard, equipment needed, etc.
Friday Bonfire*: tbc, expected to be about 80pln per person
Saturday Dinner*: tbc, expect around 100-120pln per person covering food & drinks Lunches: buy your own on the slopes or in town
Haberdashery: We’ve had some great stuff in the past. Do you want more?
Additions: Beer is plentiful & cheap, food on the pistes is very cheap, souvenirs (?)
Send an email to to confirm your attendance, with information about your +1 (or more), expected travel/accommodation dates and any queries you may have. We will then firm up the reservations and pass on details about paying deposits.
It’s a great weekend, so don’t miss it!!!
💀 Witch Doctor