Just wanted to flick you a quick email to say thank you to you and your team for making our trip so awesome.
You made my job of organising 10 people very easy and stress free and everything that was arranged was great. The chalet was perfect for us, and your team of instructors were wonderful at catering for all our abilities.
Sorry I didn't get a chance to say hello to you. I think every time you were around I was in the very back of the van.
Thanks again. Might see you all next year!
I had a really great time snowboarding. The crew are great, very easy to get along with and great instructors. I had Iian with me on the hill and he taught me so much in such a short amount of time. Thanks again for everything. I'll definitely be recommend you guys.
I hope you and the guys made it home safely. We all did, pretty shattered, but everyone said they had a really great trip!
So the passport saga got worse as tony pointed out john only had 1 month on his passport and for NZ (where he was flying at midday Tuesday) needed 6months. He spent the entire night awake trying to sort it and somehow managed to get a renewal 8am-1030am at the passport office - rocking up the Heathrow 30 mins before his flight (and had to go hand luggage only!) haha typical! But at least he forgot his passport in the first place so he realised the date before he got all the way to the NZ border and had to fly back again!
We had a really fantastic time, and very impressed with everything you did for us, including being great company and very patient! Aside from the skiing, it was also great to have all of the drinks/dinners booked so we didn't have to trapes around looking for somewhere that could host us. You really did go above expectations!
The only small improvement, if it's helpful to know, would have been slightly more structured lesson times - as some people has a fair few hours and others just 30 mins at the end of the day. I think more people may have booked onto lessons/guides if they knew what to expect. Always tough in a mixed ability group I know!
All in all a brilliant, well organised trip and much more personal than that you would get with the likes of a large corporate holiday company (but much easier than organising it all myself!). And all of the little touches like the cake that your and Ellie arranged, and shuttles to the slopes on day one to save time, really did make it (I must see if we can get a similar cake in Warsaw if you know the name - it was amazing!)
Happy to leave a formal review if that's helpful, and if you have Twitter or FB I'll post something there too.
Hopefully we will have another opportunity to ski wth you guys in future! Back to work for me today sadly!
I would just like to thank you and your team for providing myself and my family with such a fantastic holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will be coming back.
Tim, Lisa, Teigue and Cian (with his new found boarding skills)
Great holiday, extremely well organised, kids skiing came on great, your instructors are very good, apartment superb, everything ran like clockwork so thanks alot.
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Thank you for another excellent holiday, hope to see you again next year.
This is a bit overdue, but we just wanted to say how satisfied we were with our Sunshine World Ski package!!! Looking back, I wish we would have booked the week long package, if we had more time. Zakopane is lovely! Logistically everything went smoothly, the Krakow-Zakopane, and Zakopane-Krakow transfers were both on time (even though we were late to our meeting spot going to Zakopane!) The Villa Karpinski was excellent, the staff there was so sweet and the food was wonderful. It was extremely convenient to be served both breakfast and dinner. It was also a short walk to Krupowki St, which was so great to be near to. Ski gear fit perfectly, and minus the bad weather on Monday, we had a great time skiing! We participated in the sleigh ride excursion, which was awesome! Our ski instructor Sergei, was also flexible with our lesson. After the first one was way to easy, we were able to switch to a different time, and learn a few more intermediate skills. Everything was prearranged, so it was very easy for us to just sit back and enjoy our vacation, and not have to work out any logistics. There were no hidden costs once we got to Zakopane, and everything went as planned. I do have a Trip Advisor account, and I would have just posted there, however there is no link to Sunshine World. However, we just wanted to let you know that we had a great time and would highly recommend Sunshine World to our other American friends, if they happen to be looking to Ski in Poland!
Thanks again Greg,
~Holly Schmidt & Tony Pierdzioch
Having returned from Zakopane last week, I wanted to write to say thanks on behalf of everyone in our group for a fantastic holiday! All 19 of us really enjoyed our time in Poland and cannot praise you and your team highly enough. From the moment I first contacted you, to leaving last week, everything was brilliantly organised, everyone we met was friendly and professional, and eager to help in any way.
We were impressed by Bialka and are talking about a return next year. Are there options to stay nearer the resort to eliminate the transfer time, particularly during the busy half term?
Many thanks again for a fantastic time.
"we first skied with Alan, a man who exudes an almost childlike enthusiasm for winter sports. Experienced we may have been, but he quickly taught us a few new tricks, some great warm-up exercises, and explained better than anyone before how best to ski on carvers." Adrian Bridge, Telegraph Dec 2009 - click here to read whole article »
I hope this email finds you well. We are back to our routine :( missing the ski activities. We would like to thank you and your team for making our holiday a perfect winter holiday. I am attaching some photos :)
Big Thank you and best regards to you, Joe, Jack and Kasia
Best wishes Erika & Antoine from Malta"
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Just to say once again how much we enjoyed our holiday with Sunshine World in Zakopane and Krakow. Everything ran smoothly from our arrival to departure, we felt well looked after throughout and as if nothing was too much trouble for the team. The level of skiing instruction was particularly good. Our accommodation at Chalet Gong in Zakopane and Apart Hotel Stare Miasto in Krakow was clean and comfortable, and couldn't have been more central! We definitely got a great value for money - the service was better and the price lower than expected for a skiing+city break holiday. Thank you and Joe, Jack and Anna, as well as Stanislaw and Barbara at Chalet Gong.
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Would like to say a massive thank you on behalf of myself, family and six special friends who had the BEST week every with Sunshine World, special thanks to Sean, Sarah, Matty and Graham. All of us bar one were beginners and after fantastic tutoring and patience finished the week buzzing on a RED run, something we never dreamed we would be able to do. We cannot thank Sunshine World enough for the personal touch from the minute we booked the holiday. We cannot wait to return next year and are all now converted from sun to snow. Pip, Jane, Jack, Harry, Anna, Lisa, Ed, Vici, Tony and Morgan. xxxxxxxxxx ... more testimonials here
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