29th November – start of winter season in the Tatras

29th November – start of winter season in the Tatras
29th November – start of winter season in the Tatras
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Skiers will have to wait for a while until the most expected day of this winter season – the first skiing day comes. However, meteorologists predict lower, even freezing temperatures for next week, which would finally enable us to produce artificial snow for slopes. The winter will be opened symbolically on Mt. Chopok on Friday 29th November at high noon by switching on Christmas tree lights. The highest located, more than 2-metre tall Christmas tree from Demänovská Dolina (valley) will be brought by St. Nicholas himself and decorated by representatives of the regions of Liptov and Horehronie. Two most significant regions of Northern Slovakia will thus get united in an atypical way, on top of Mt. Chopok. The summit, which offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Western Tatras and the manifold region of Horehronie, will become a shelter where skiers can hide in bad, windy weather. Cold and numb bodies can be helped with a cup of warm tea served in the new scenic Rotunda restaurant. A piece of light that will be shining on the Christmas tree since Friday can be taken to every home, house or resort. Visitors will have a chance to admire or help decorate the Christmas tree at the upper station of the Funitel cable until the Three Kings Day.

The Saturday programme on 30th November will begin with a special xDRIVE BMW race in the resort of Jasná and a great chance to win a luxurious car for the whole winter season. There will be several famous faces of Slovak and Czech show business to welcome the winter, such as tennis player Lukáš Rosol, TV presenter Michaela Ochotská, singer Jana Kocianová, actor Pavel Líška, sports commentator Karol Polák, actress Gabriela Marcinková and actor Lukáš Latinák. A special Aprés-ski Warm-up with a live guitar and saxophone performance by the FEELHARMONX will be prepared in the Champagne Bar all day long. The resort will also host L&J DEEJAYS AND MR. SMITH and a drum show by the CAMPANA BATUCADA. All those who visit the Happy End club in the evening will enjoy a crazy night party with: TINA, MAJK SPIRIT, CELESTE BUCKINGHAM, DJ BON FINIX, GRIMMY DANCE COMPANY SL and DJ EKG. Face and body painting is on the programme too. For more information please visit: http://www.jasna.sk/aktivity-a-eventy/eventy/winter-music-opening-30112013/.

Entertainment in Jasná – that´s not only about famous musicians. The most popular TV host from the Czech Republic, Jan Kraus will appear on the scene that evening too and present
his renowned humour. David Kraus, his son, will help create a pleasant atmosphere with his band, and so will the new conference room of the Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, where the show will take place. For advance tickets to the unforgettable show of Jan Kraus, actor, TV host, publicist, dramatist and director, please visit also: http://grandjasna.sk/sk/aktualne-baliky/zimne-baliky/217-exkluzivna-noc-so-show-janakrausa

The winter season in the High Tatras will be opened by well-known tennis players again. On Friday 29th November, the Tennis Tatras 2013 will welcome the most famous personalities of the white sport: Karol Kučera, Miloš Mečíř Jr., Marián Vajda, Branislav Stankovič, Ján Krošlák, Michal Mertiňák, Filip Polášek, Igor Zelenay, Andrej Martin, Jana Čepelová and Janette Husárová. After that, on Saturday, they will enjoy intensive relaxation and a wide range of activities the Tatras offer to their visitors.

Skiers in the High Tatras can look forward to more than 4 km of new tracks this winter and a new 15-person cable car that will start to operate in the resort of Tatranská Lomnica between the mid-station Štart and Skalnaté Pleso in December. The largest dome of 28 tonnes of ice will be built in the area of Hrebienok in December by František Bálek, a Czech sculptor, and can be admired in all its beauty during the whole winter.

Skiing will be different again – with new ski pass sale via internet. The www.gopass.sk website offers also tickets to the water park Tatralandia, services of a professional ski school, a ski rental, or accommodation. There will be regular ski busses operating between resorts of Tatranská Lomnica and Štrbské Pleso after 26th December, the resort of Jasná will be connected with the tropical world of Tatralandia by the popular ski-aqua bus.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. is a top subject in the field of tourism in Central and Eastern Europe, which itself or via subsidiaries owns and operates attractive ski resorts and hotels in the area of the Low and High Tatras. These include the resort Jasná Low Tatras and the following hotels: Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Tri studničky and Chalets Záhradky De Luxe. In the High Tatras, TMR owns and operates resorts Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec and the following hotels: Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec and hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso. TMR also co‐operates the resort Štrbské Pleso and since the winter season 2012/2013 it has been leasing the mountain resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic in cooperation with SMMR, a.s.. TMR owns Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with all-year operation, which offers a lot of water and other entertainment in the Fun Park relax or in a special tropical hall with sea water. It also offers accommodation in bungalows and suites of the Holiday Village Tatralandia. TMR also owns and rents hotels Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky and Bungalows. More than 190 million Euros will have been invested by the end of 2013 in the above mentioned resorts, which helps increase the standard and visitor turnout in the Tatras. The TMR shares have been traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw since 2012.