The Tatras have been enjoying a beautiful Indian summer ideal for unforgettable experiences. “Tourists can take the old 4-people cable car for the last time and get to Skalnaté Pleso for a special price. Holders of the GOPASS card will get a special autumn 6-euro discount on return tickets,“ said Juraj Chovaňák, brand manager of the High Tatras.
“The 4-people cable car has transported more than 2.7 million people since December,“ said Ján Slamený, director of the cableways in Tatranská Lomnica. He went on that the old cable car operating between Tatranská Lomnica – Štart would operate with 50 cars in the following winter season. The destiny of other dismantled cars and the whole construction is clear. “We will keep some pieces as replacement parts, some of the cars will be removed from service, others will be sent abroad,“ concluded Slamený.
The new cable car operating between Štart and Skalnaté Pleso shall improve the transport even on windy days, help modernise the whole resorts and increase safety and transport capacity from 900 to 2,400 people/hour. And what shall change? The new 15-people cable car will transport tourists to Skalnaté Pleso within 7.07 minutes and surmount a vertical drop of 597 m. 37 new cars shall arrive at the resort within a couple of days. Skiers can also look forward to new slopes – a red-marked one for more confident skiers, called “Esses” and a blue-marked one called “Buková hore Západ”, both with artificial snow. The resort of Štrbské Pleso will offer a new blue-marked slope called “Turistická”. There will be thus 24 kilometres of ski slopes in the High Tatras in total.
Regular autumn maintenance of cableways starts in Tatranská Lomnica on 21.10.2013. The last day of operation before the break is Sunday 20th October. As for Štrbské Pleso and Starý Smokovec, the maintenance starts on 4.11.2013 and the last day of operation is Sunday 3rd November. The operation shall be interrupted until the beginning of the winter season. For more information please visit: http://www.vt.sk/informacie/prevadzkova-doba-lanoviek/. Regular autumn maintenance in the Low Tatras starts between 21st and 25th October in the resort of Jasná, Chopok North. After 28th October, the cable cars and chairlifts will operate for groups booked in advance only. For more information visit: http://www.jasna.sk/aktivity-a-eventy/leto/lanovky/
The upcoming winter season will be launched in the resort of Jasná Low Tatras on 29th November 2013 and Saturday 30th November 2013 with a special all-day programme – Winter Music Opening. The High Tatras start the season on 29th November 2013. Skiing in individual resorts will depend on snow conditions.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. is a top subject in the field of tourism in Central and Easter 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, Hotel Slovakia 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 144 million Euros were invested by the end of 2012 in the already 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.