Welcome To Sunshine World
Great Value, Skiing Holidays to Zakopane Poland
Sunshine World is the First and Only Licensed International Tour Operator Specialising in Skiing Holidays in Poland since 2005
At Sunshine World we’ve been delivering professional, tailor made and all inclusive holidays to Zakopane in Poland since 2005.
Since 2005 we have delivered over 4000 holiday packages to a wide variety of clients. We specialise in family groups but also couples and groups of friends.
We provide full all inclusive package to ensure that our guests have a stress and worry free holiday and are able to enjoy every minute knowing that Sunshine World is on hand to help.
The Story So Far..
I was 15 when I took the first steps towards creating Sunshine World. My stepfather had just died in a helicopter crash, and my whole world was turned upside down and thrown into confusion amidst the heartbreak and tears that enveloped my loved ones. I decided to go to Canada on my own for three months in an attempt to clear my head, and to train to become a professionally qualified snowboard instructor. I passed my exams and, still aged 15, embarked on an 18 month period of intensive and rigorous training, after which I qualified as a professional ski instructor. At the same time, I also qualified as a professional tennis coach.
I continued my training at the same time as working in places like TGI Friday’s and the dry ski slope at Sandown, as well as at a Club Med resort in Tunisia and for Simon Butler Skiing, a fantastic ski company in the French Alps. This meant that I could pay my way as much possible, support my wonderful mother and help to look after my younger brother Christophe and my sister Lucie.
By the age of 20, I decided to start my own company. I had two basic principles, which I hoped would make my plan failsafe from the start:
1. If I don’t spend any more money than there is in the bank, the company cannot go bankrupt.
2. The best way to learn is by doing. As long as I adhere to the first principle, we can learn without risk and keep developing and growing.
And so Sunshine World was born. I started out with £2, 000 that I had saved from previous jobs. My aim was to find somewhere in the world that offered all of the elements of an incredible winter sports holiday without the high price-tag that is often associated with skiing and snowboarding. The destination also had to be just a short-haul flight from the United Kingdom and Ireland. I set about researching my options, considering everywhere from Iceland to Bulgaria, however Zakopane in Poland kept cropping up in various reports and reviews, even though it seemed to be quite poorly presented at that time. I knew that I just had to see it for myself.
I spent my first 10 days in Kraków and Zakopane in complete awe at the quality of the facilities that were available there, especially knowing that everything cost so much less than at the better-known ski resorts in Europe. My first port of call was Zakopane’s town hall, where I asked for permission from the local authorities to set up my operations there, and make sure that I wasn’t treading on anyone’s toes. Zofia Karpinska, the Director of Sports and Tourism, couldn’t have been more accommodating and enthusiastic about Sunshine World’s plans. I then sought out the most suitable service providers in Zakopane, and set up formal agreements with them in order to make sure that we could go ahead with our plans to welcome 12 guests per week during our first season. It was at this point that Sunshine World became the first licensed international tour operator to deliver professional ski and snowboarding holidays in Zakopane, Poland. Read More
Sunshine World is probably the only UK tour operator to be owned and run entirely by professional, internationally qualified ski and snowboard instructors. We have extensive hands on experience in organising professionally run skiing and snowboarding holidays in Poland, France, Bosnia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria and many more destinations. And if you want to ski or snowboard in the summer, we also offer ski and snowboard holidays in New Zealand as well!
All our holidays are fully customisable and we pride ourselves on giving you the clearest, no nonsense, honest views and information on what we feel would be best for YOU. Simply let us know what you want and we shall strive like no other company to provide you with just the right holiday to suit your desires.
If you are looking for the best, most fun and most exciting ski holiday or snowboard holiday then you have arrived at what we believe to be the friendliest and most professional snowboard and ski holiday company in Europe. We do the hard work so you don’t have to!