A great way to prepare for a chilled out evening is to brave the ice and snow on a vehicle made for the job. These fantastic little 2 man motorised mechanical (maniacal) skis can go almost anywhere and provide the ideal cure for the hangover. They also go like stink!
In one of the more extreme stag do activities, our stag gets to ride a snowmobile in tandem with one of his mates for an hour in the beautiful scenery, with each of them taking the helm for 30-35 minutes. The jaunt takes you through fantastic countryside and the exhilaration is something that is never forgotten.
Tittle-tattle about Snowmobiling
The adventurous guy, particularly of the type that books his Krakow stag party during the low season, not only misses out on the crowds but also gets to try some of our winter activities. These do not include building snowmen and snowballing but they do include snowmobiling.
‘So what and why is a snow mobile?’ asks the smart stag.
A snowmobile is a vehicle designed to operate on snow and ice and also gives the rider an amazing rush! It runs freely on deep snow or frozen lakes or in forests – the one thing they don’t need is a road. So the merry stag need not worry too much about rules and regulations or speed traps!
The machines were originally designed as something like a go anywhere utility vehicle for the hard working men of the arctic, but today they are also presented as fun machines. A bit like a quad bike but with a load more zing! Nowadays they are even adapted for drag racing on grass or bitumen and even water. The light weight and powerful engines mean that some can out drag high performance cars in the 0 – 60 sprint and hit a top speed of 150mph.
Snowmobile performance has increased dramatically since their invention and especially in the last 15 years. The first vehicles had as little as 5bhp but in the 90s, the largest engines (600-650cc) developed around 150bhp. And today, with engine sizes of 1000cc and more, 180bhp is possible.
More power is theoretically possible, but impractical due to the lack of traction. Drivers use their body weight in much the same way as go-karters and are able to move across steep hillsides without sliding downwards. So the Krakow stag will have his hands full as he sets off on his jaunt into the Polish mountain wilderness.
These lovely and lively machines are incredible fun but can be a bit of a handful for the novice. But our Krakow stag party members are given full instruction, safety gear and a guide that you follow. Don’t try to overtake him – you might get lost!
Proper clothing is vital not only for comfort but for safety as well. Prepare properly with layered clothing – underwear, warm shirt, woolens and good jacket, trousers and boots. You lose 70% of body heat through your head so keep it well covered. Long Johns might contribute to a sweaty crutch, but sticky balls are better than no balls! We don’t want to have to write to a wife or girlfriend to explain why the man in her life has returned from his Krakow stag party with a gap in his trousers and a high-pitched voice!
As with all vehicles, remember that they are powerful tools for the sensible user but dangerous weapons when in the wrong hands. Do listen to the instructor and don’t take risks with your own safety or that of your passenger. And make sure that you arrive sober – there will be plenty of time to celebrate later. And celebrate you will at the end of a memorable hour in the Tatra mountains on fast and furious fun machines!
We don’t mean to brag, but we probably have the market’s friendliest booking conditions: