Visitors of Skalnaté Pleso will be learning to laugh for no reason on 1st April. The so called laughter yoga boosts psychical and physical health and helps find everybody´s inner child again. All fans of breathing exercises in fresh mountain air can enjoy yoga on the snow at the altitude of 1,751 metres with Shri Param Jit Manna – the ambassador of the Republic of India in Slovakia. Read more about the Yoga weekend in Skalnaté Pleso here. Skydiving teams will be flying in the air like birds in the only skydiving tunnel at Aquapark Tatralandia in eight rounds of the Slovak Indoor Skydiving Championships. While simulating free fall, 4-member teams will hold their hands and legs to create special formations. Their skydiving skills will be judged by a professional jury. The first April day will end with a hot dance strip show in the Liptov Arena at Tatralandia.
Another round of the European Snowboarding Cup will take place in the DC snow park in the locality of Otupné on Saturday and Sunday (2nd – 3rd April). 50 riders from all Europe are expected to fight for the Slovak snowboarding freestyle champion´s. “The snow park corresponds to the parameters of a slope style track which is suitable for a race of this Olympic discipline. The size and difficulty level of obstacles will be adjusted to fit the European Cup standards and enable performing more difficult tricks,“ said Matej Zemanovič from the DC snow park Jasná. Older generations will be remembering the Czechoslovak alpine skiing champion and national team member Jozef Krasuľa at the 5th international slalom and giant slalom skiing race of veterans in Štrbské Pleso during the upcoming weekend.
Spring has come, which means the ski resorts are beginning with spring maintenance of cableways. The servicing period begins on 11th April in Tatranská Lomnica so the resort will be open only during weekends. The maintenance in Štrbské Pleso begins on 4th May. Cableways in Starý Smokovec begin their summer operation on 9th April so if there is anybody who has not seen the Tatra Temple of Ice, they have the last chance until 17th April. For more information about the changes of cableway operation in the High Tatras, please visit www.vt.sk.
Skiing on Mt. Chopok continues and depends on weather conditions. Both sides of Mt. Chopok will be available for skiing probably until 24th April. After the weekend of 30/4 – 1/5, the cableways on the northern side of Mt. Chopok (Biela Púť – Twinliner – Funitel – Chopok) and on the southern side of Mt. Chopok (Srdiečko – Kosodrevina – Chopok) begin their summer season operation. For details about the cableways and the ski slopes in the Low Tatras, we recommend following the www.jasna.sk website.
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 Tat ras 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 2015 EUR 206 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.