He usually rests in the mountains with his family. But this time it was a training camp at the new wellness centre of the Hotel FIS*** with his trainer and other sports colleagues. “Personally I prefer cosy environment for relaxation. High-quality saunas – Finnish, infra or steam are really great after a freezing training outside. I have tried the whirlpool too,” said Michal Martikán. He explained that he used winter months to improve his fitness and strength.
“As I often do cross-country skiing and Štrbské Pleso is the best place in Slovakia for me if the snow-cover is sufficient. A good altitude and a diverse cross-country skiing terrain help me improve my fitness. I like alpine skiing too. When being here in the mountains I usually tour on skis up the slopes of Mt. Solisko. And these skiing experiences count among the best I have ever experienced,” said our best water slalom racer.
He has nice memories related to Štrbské Pleso too: “We had our first winter training camp at the Hotel FIS already in 1995 and have been coming here almost every year ever since. The hotel has a great location. Cross-country skiing, ski touring, alpine skiing – everything is very close. The FIS Hotel is the only one at Štrbské Pleso with its own basketball and football hall, which I use for complementary training, and a great fitness centre popular with a lot of sportsmen from all over the world. I am happy that the hotel is being renovated step by step and I look forward to further trainings and time spent in this beautiful area.”
The new Natural Wellness&Spa centre of the Hotel FIS*** at Štrbské Pleso combines a touch of flawless alpine nature, an atypical hotel architecture and an altitude of 1 347 m. Unique treatments designed for all seasons of the year will spoil even the most demanding clients. For more information visit: http://www.hotelfis.sk/sk/wellness-a-sport/nove-wellnesss
Tatry Mountain Resorts, a.s. is a top subject in the field of tourism in Central and Easter Europe, which itself or via subsidiaries owns and operates attractive ski resorts and hotels in the area of the Low and High Tatras. These include the resort Jasná Low Tatras and the following hotels: Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Tri studničky 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, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel Slovakia and hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso. TMR also co‐operates the resort 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 and other entertainment in the Fun Park relax or in a special tropical hall with sea water. It also offers accommodation in bungalows and suites of the Holiday Village Tatralandia. TMR also owns and rents hotels Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky and Bungalows. More than 144 million Euros were invested by the end of 2012 in the already mentioned resorts, which helps increase the standard and visitor turnout in the Tatras. The TMR shares have been traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw since 2012.