Everybody who likes skiing from Skalnaté Pleso to Tatranská Lomnica can head for new slalom gates, have their time measured and stop in the finish area of a new Audi Ski Arena. Speed on the special section of the Čučoriedky slope with net fencing is measured by an advanced timekeeping system. The length of the measured track is about 400 metres. The timekeeping device with final time display is clearly visible and placed in the finish area which every skier has to pass. “The new product is ideal for those who take skiing seriously but also those who want to feel like racers on the piste or just have fun with friends by comparing times. The track with slalom gates is made to suit children, adults, seniors, beginners as well as professional racers. This winter we have opened the popular Fun Zone for families with children on the slope Štart východ again. There are terrain waves and one big banked curve. Easy snow obstacles can be surmounted even by complete beginners,“ said Dušan Slavkovský, the director of mountain resorts in the High Tatras.
Although the weather is showing its power again and is trying to awaken nature by a warm wave, ski resorts have enough snow and temperatures are just above zero. There is 50-60 cm of snow on the slopes of Tatranská Lomnica, 65 cm of snow in Štrbské Pleso and 40 cm of snow in Starý Smokovec. The snow conditions in the High Tatras are still very good. Skiers can use 19 km of pistes and 17 transport facilities – cable cars, chairlifts and ski lifts. From Friday 29th January, Hriebenok will be hosting the popular Tatry Ice Master event, i.e. non-official ice sculpting championships. 12 teams from various countries will be changing 90 tonnes of ice to works of art during three days. For more information about the operating times of cableways and latest news, please visit www.vt.sk.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in 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 Hotel Rotunda. 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 Fun Park, and 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 a 19% share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. In Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON) and a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko). TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2014 nearly EUR 200 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.