The special postage stamp was designed on the occasion of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games by outstanding Slovak illustrator, graphic designer and painter Peter Uchnár, who will be personally present at the christening ceremony. “Creating a postage stamp is always a challenge and especially if it is a theme in the public gaze. Applying a sports motif is difficult not only as for the drawing aspect. The author must adapt his style to the topic but I have managed to link it to my illustrative work. After all, winter sports have always had a fairytale nature,” said P. Uchnár. 200,000 pieces have been issued. Not only collectors but also skiers can buy and send envelopes of the first edition with the unique postage stamps and postmarks of the domicile of Liptovský Mikuláš 1 at the Pošta hotel in Jasná on Friday 19/1/2018. A temporary post office counter and a post box will be set up at the Pošta hotel on the same day. Biathlon will be depicted on each envelope and the postmark contains pictographs of various Olympic sports disciplines. In the 1980s, a post office was built in the location where the present-day Pošta hotel is located. It offered a wide choice of services and was a significant administrative building in the heart of Jasná. A while ago, the “old post office” has been changed to the exclusive Boutique Hotel Pošta, whose concept is based on the original building but with a modern design, a touch of avant-garde and staff that knows all client´s wishes.
The Olympic Oath will be taken to President Andrej Kiska by our sportsmen and the flame of the Slovak Olympic team will be lit at the so called Road Show ceremony in Bratislava on 30/1/2018. From 1st February, the Road show will be travelling around the towns of Trnava, Nitra, Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Martin, Liptovský Mikuláš, Košice, Poprad and finish in the biggest ski resort – Jasná Nízke Tatry on 9th February.
On 9th and 10th February, Jasná will be hosting the so called Arena of the Slovak Olympic team with a genuine Winter Olympic atmosphere, attractive sports grounds on ski pistes, music concerts, a fashion show, an exposition of photographs of the Olympic clothes collection and personal items of sportsmen. Fans in Jasná will be supporting all Slovak Olympic team members but mainly our greatest white hopes – Petra Vlhová, Veronika Velez – Zuzulová, Klaudia Medlová and Olympic champion Anastasia Kuzminová.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, restaurant facilities, sports services, shops 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, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hotel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. TMR also leases and operates the ski resort Ještěd. In Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON), a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko) and a 7.3% share in an amusementeducational project via the Polish company Korona Ziemi Sp. z.o.o. TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2016 EUR 230 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.