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. I run a small company called ALTIUS and I'm also an owner and the author of the popular website www.discoverzakopane.com. Unfortunately, a few years ago I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I am glad that the disease progresses so slowly that I can still go skiing however currently I mainly deal with the organization of my courses.
Taking part in our ski courses you will meet my Father - Jerzy Woyna-Orlewicz, who helps me to organize the courses. My Father 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
licensed ski trainer

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