About us

My name is Barbara, I was born in Zakopane. I graduated from the local ski sport school and was a member of the National Ski Team. After I retired from professional skiing I studied at the Academy of Physical Education in Krakow. In those days, I was also lucky to become an Instructor of the Ecole Nationale de Ski et d' Alpinisme in Chamonix France. Afterwards I worked as a teacher of future ski instructors there for three years. From 2001 I am the owner of Altius Travel Agency which specializes in holidays for active travellers. In the spring of 2012 I became an Instructor of Nordic Walking. I run a small travel agency ALTIUS and I'm also an owner and the author of the popular website www.discoverzakopane.com. Teaching of skiing, webmastering, leading the Nordic Walking sightseeing tours are my favourite occupations... I hope to meet you in my home town of Zakopane. Barbara Gąsienica-Józkowy.
Taking part in our ski courses you will also meet my Father - Jerzy Woyna-Orlewicz, who helps to organize the transfers for my students. Jerzy used to be a famous Polish skier, member of the National and Olympic (Innsbruck 1964) Ski Team and multi medalist of the Polish Ski Championships. He is an architect and a ski coach. He loves motorbikes and caravaning.

Jerzy Woyna Orlewicz
Jerzy Woyna-Orlewicz had a nickname Pirate from the aggressive skiing technique,
similar to the skiing technique of Bode Miller

MY DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES:
Master of Physical Education
Master of Physical Education
Instructor of the Polish Ski Association
Instructor of the Polish Ski Association

Instructor of the Polish Ski Association
Instructor of the Polish Ski Association
licensed ski trainer
licensed ski trainer
Nordic Walking instructor
Nordic Walking instructor

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