There were literally flocks of keen parents with children coming to Hrebienok or those who decided
to leave cosy homes despite hostile weather, just to see this non‐traditional ice marathon. Turnstiles
in the resort of the High Tatras ‐ Starý Smokovec counted 10 422 people passing through within the
three days. People either took a funicular to Hrebienok or preferred to walk up. There were 500
litres of tea, 210 litres of goulash soup, 70 kg of frankfurters, 100 kg of sausages and 150 kg of corn
on the cob sold during the whole event. Visitors feeling cold were warmed up by 1,050 short drinks.
Children were having a field day with their parents at a snow castle, enjoyed sledging on the 2.6km
long sledging track or tried snow‐tubing on a snow toboggan. The Tatry Motion sledge rental at the
lower funicular station recorded a 12% rental increase.
Tatra hotels in Starý Smokovec registered a 90% occupation rate during the last weekend. The oldest
one, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec hosted domestic clients but also clients from Austria, Germany,
Ireland, Ukraine and Italy. 8 TIM competing teams from Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, the Czech
Republic, Sweden, Finland, Poland and France were staying at his hotel too and really enjoyed
luxurious wellness services of the Grand Spa after whole days spent with ice sculptures in cold
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. is the top player in the tourism segment in Central and Eastern Europe, which itself or via subsidiaries owns and operates attractive mountain resorts and hotels in the area of the Low and High Tatras. The assets in the Low Tatras include the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and the following hotels: Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Tri Studničky Hotel 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 and Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel Slovakia and hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso. TMR also co‐operates the ski area 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 activities, the Fun Park, or relax in a special tropical hall with sea water. It also offers accommodation in bungalows and suites of the Holiday Village Tatralandia. TMR owns and leases out Hotel Liptov and Hotel Ski&Fun Záhradky and Bungalows, and Kosodrevina Lodge. More than 144 million Euros have been invested by the end of 2012 in the already mentioned resorts. These investments help to increase the standard and visit rate in the Tatras. The TMR shares have been traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw since 2012.