The temperature drop that could be felt in Slovakia last weekend got the snowmaking systems in all Slovak ski resorts of the Tatry Mountain Resorts, a.s. company going. The plan for the biggest ski resort – Jasná is to make snow on the section between Mt Chopok and Biela púť. “If the weather doesn´t complicate it, we will do our best to open at least a part of the route,” said Martin Kupčo, the chief of the snowmaking team.
Snow guns started to operate in the High Tatras too – on Friday 29th November. The chances are best in Štrbské Pleso. “We are making snow on the pistes of Interski, Turistická, Junior and the upper section of Solisko. There is almost 25 cm of snow in some places so we are working hard to launch the ski season next weekend,” said Peter Tomko from the resort of Štrbské Pleso.
The resort of Tatranská Lomnica is busy too. “Snowmaking systems are operating at full drive between Tatranská Lomnica and Skalnaté pleso, most intensively in the area of Čučoriedky. Temperatures reach from -8 to -4°C. At the moment, the changing wind direction is making the snowmaking process more difficult but we are doing our best to be able to open the season in Tatranská Lomnica with the Ski Exclusive Opening on 14.12.,” informed Lukáš Brodanský from the resort of Vysoké Tatry.
Nature has helped only with a temperature drop so far, which means that snow guns could be turned on. Natural snowfall has been very rare recently, there is not more than 2 cm on the ground.
As the beginning of the ski season finally looks promising, mainly thanks to the weather change, skiers who want to witness it shouldn´t hesitate and buy ski passes at the best prices on GOPASS.sk in advance. The online pricing system is flexible, which means it depends on the “supply and demand”. It works the same as when buying flight tickets or hotel accommodation – early booking is rewarded with lower prices. Multiple-day ski passes are offered at great prices too, e.g. a 6-day Štrbské Pleso ski pass costs from EUR 83.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns or leases and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, golf resorts, restaurant facilities, sports services, stores and hotels. In the Low Tatras, Slovakia TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, Hotel Pošta and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak water park 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 suites of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In Slovakia’s 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 A night on Mt. Lomnický štít. In Austria the Group owns and operates the alpine glacier resort, Mölltaler Gletscher, and its sister resort, Ankogel Mallnitz. In Czechia TMR also owns a minority share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the Špindlerův Mlýn resort. TMR also leases and operates the ski resort Ještěd, Golf & Ski Resort Ostravice and leases Kaskáda Golf Rezort Brno, where it runs a hotel, a restaurant and a conference centre. In Poland TMR owns and operates Szczyrk Mountain Resort and Legendia – Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko). Real estate projects are mostly focused on development, construction, and selling of apartments and non-residential premises and on hotel lease in the TMR resorts. By the end of 2018 around EUR 350 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.