Jasná was declared Slovakia´s Best Ski Resort 2019 in a group of ten nominees and joined the group of top world ski resorts. “We are very happy to have received the prestigious award for the fifth time and to be pronounced the best ski resort in Slovakia at the World Ski Awards event. It is a big commitment and a challenge for us that inspires us to keep developing our resort, to follow the latest innovations and to set trends,” said Matej Hulej, the Jasná resort general manager.
Ski hotels were evaluated too. Grand Hotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica was awarded as Slovakia´s Best Ski Hotel 2019 in a group of five nominees. “We appreciate the award very much. It is not only an award but also confirmation of the effort and work of the whole hotel team. This has been the 4th time that we have been declared the Best Ski Hotel, which makes us believe that although we are not primarily a ski-in/ski-out hotel, we can offer ideal skiing holiday conditions to our clients. A hotel ski bus operates to nearby ski pistes, ski passes can be loaded to chip cards at the reception, there is a ski depot at disposal, various extra services are available. We feel rewarded every time that our guests feel satisfied when leaving and are happy that they have spent a quality winter holiday. The award is a proof of that too and also a big challenge that motivates us to defend it next time again,” said Jaroslav Jedlička, the general manager of Grandhotel Praha.
Skiareál Špindlerův Mlýn from the Czech Republic succeeded as well and was awarded as the Best Czech Ski Resort for the fifth time. “Being able to defend our victory for the fifth time in a row means speaks for itself. For me, the success means that our year-long hard work and effort to keep improving our services have been acknowledged. People can see and feel that our ski resort is making progress every year. We have invested a lot into modernisation this year and introduced flexible ski pass pricing. This means that skiers can buy ski passes like flight tickets comfortably at home and the sooner they buy, the better is the price,” explained René Hroneš, the general manager of the Špindlerův Mlýn resort.
The resort of Val Thorens, France was declared the World´s Best Ski Resort 2019.
The World Ski Awards ™ is a prestigious award programme and a global initiative whose aim is to point out and acknowledge exceptional projects in the ski industry. Before the awards are announced, general public and various ski business professionals vote for several months and chose the best winter resorts all around the world by evaluating their infrastructure, scope and offer of services.
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.