“Following our acquisition of the Szczyrk ski resort, we have been open to expand our activities on the Polish market, and we are still interested in modernization of Silesian amusement park near the town of Chorzów, and currently, we are focusing on Pilsko. Pilsko is specific in terms of natural characteristics, regional proximity, but also similarity to our ski resorts in the Tatras. The snow cover there lasts from November to April, and its visit rate is growing. Thanks to our expertise in managing mountain resorts, such as Jasná Nízke Tatry or Tatranská Lomnica in Vysoké Tatry, we can offer our experience in modernization, development, or in the sales-marketing strategy. In the following months we will be focusing on getting to know Pilsko well, on profitability of its operations, and on searching for the right synergy. Our consulting services in Poland lead to strengthening of our relations and to greater partners’ confidence,” Bohuš Hlavatý, CEO and Chairman of TMR’s Board of Directors, commented on the Polish activity.
The heart of the Orava- Žywiecke Beskids, Pilsko, is a ski resort with the second highest elevation in Poland, after Kasprowy Wierch, set at 1,550 m a.s.l. with 20km of ski trails, 3 chair cableways and 14 lifts. The resort with its vertical drop of 770 m is a sought after for its ski trail N. 5 with 4.5km. In the resort there is a mountain guard, a snow park, restaurants, a ski and snowboard school, and a ski rental.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in the Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts and hotels. In the Low Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, and Million Star Hotel. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with sea water, as well as accommodation in bungalows and apartments of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the 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, and Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso. TMR also owns 19% in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. In Poland TMR owns the Szczyrk resort. TMR also owns and leases to third parties hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy. By the end of 2013 nearly EUR 190 mil. have been invested into development and modernization of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.