In the space of five years, the Mankowskis have done something many said was impossible: They came to Poland and rebuilt a resort with two hotels, one a five-star with design concepts from Paris. They restored a burned-out concert house. They anchored facilities around a new resort clubhouse with a "water bar" and re-landscaped the run-down communist-era town with European Union funds. And 22 other structures and ski slopes are on the drawing board.(...)"We got a little success and things start to change," Christophe offers, while pointing to a series of hills where ski slopes are planned. "We created positive energy around a project. We [were] seen as doing something different with a possibility of opportunity, and that started the idea that, 'Yes, we can do something.' "