Štrbské Pleso is one of the most popular mountain resorts in Slovakia. In winter, it offers 6 ski pistes and 6 chairlifts and ski lifts. All of them were owned and operated by 1.Tatranská, a.s. since 1995. A new ski piste named Furkota including a snowmaking system and a 6-seater chairlift was added to the winter resort offer in 2009, which increased the resort quality in general, another piste named Turistická including a snow-making system was created in 2013.
In the 2010/11 winter season, 1.Tatranská, a.s. started to cooperate with the TMR company, which was operating the mountain resorts of Starý Smokovec and Tatranská Lomnica at that time. After ten years of cooperation, Roman Weck decided to sell the company. “This act is a natural result of me stepping back from the skiing business as I want to devote all my energy to other activities of mine. Štrbské Pleso needs to move forward these days to develop in accordance with expectations of the general public as well as nature protection so that we can be proud of the locality,” said Roman Weck.
“We have been cooperating in Štrbské Pleso for a long time so I consider today´s agreement to be a logical result of our previous achievements in order to integrate the resort into our portfolio in all respects. Among other things, we want to be a fair and constructive partner when discussing the future of Štrbské Pleso especially in times when it is under strict public scrutiny,” commented Igor Rattaj, the TMR Chairman of the Board. Both parties have agreed that the purchase price shall not be published.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns or leases and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, golf resorts, restaurant facilities, sports services, stores and hotels. In the Low Tatras, Slovakia TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, Hotel Pošta and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak water park with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with sea water, as well as Fun Park, and accommodation in bungalows and suites of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In Slovakia’s High Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Vysoké Tatry with mountain areas of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso, which TMR co-manages. In the High Tatras TMR also owns hotels Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and A night on Mt Lomnický štít. In Austria the Group owns and operates the alpine glacier resort Mölltaler Gletscher, and its sister resort Ankogel Mallnitz. In Czechia TMR also owns a minority share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the Špindlerův Mlýn resort. TMR also leases and operates the ski resort Ještěd, Golf & Ski Resort Ostravice and leases Kaskáda Golf Rezort Brno, where it runs a hotel, a restaurant and a conference centre. In Poland TMR owns and operates Szczyrk Mountain Resort and Legendia – Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko). Real estate projects are mostly focused on development, construction, and selling of apartments and non-residential premises and on hotel lease in the TMR resorts. By the end of 2019 around EUR 400 mil. had been invested into development and modernisation of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.