The biggest ski resort in the High Tatras is opening the section between Skalnaté Pleso (1,751 metres above sea level) and Tatranská Lomnica from Saturday 19th December, which means there will be more than 5 kilometres of ski slopes available: Generál, Čučoriedky Východ, Štart Východ and Štart Západ. During the Christmas holidays, skiers can enjoy 15 ski routes and 14 kilometres of perfectly groomed ski slopes with 13 operating cable cars, chairlifts and ski lifts.
The whole piste of Esíčko will be opened in Štrbské Pleso from Friday 18th December. Along with the pistes of Interski, Junior and Turistická, this will make 4 kilometres in total, and from Tuesday (22nd December), the pistes of Solisko and Furkota will joined them as well. All skiing fans can thus enjoy “the best skiing moments in the Tatras” in the whole resort of Štrbské Pleso on Christmas.
Walkers who want to admire the cold beauty in the Tatra Temple of Ice can use a funicular between Starý Smokovec and Hrebienok, which operates every half an hour. The operators of the ski resort in Tatranská Lomnica regularly help organise the so called “Light of Bethlehem”, i.e. passing the flame from one person to another. This time, the light will be brought to Mt. Lomnický štít, to the altitude of 2,634 metres by boy and girl scouts on 20th December. In the afternoon, the scouts will move on to Hrebienok, to the Tatra Temple of Ice and place the Light of Bethlehem as a symbol of peace and tranquillity there.
The snow conditions in the Low Tatras are good to very good. Click HERE to watch a video from Saturday´s skiing. The whole piste no. 11 FIS Rovná hoľa – Záhradky is being opened on Mt. Chopok from tomorrow (Friday 18th December) and small skiers can learn their first turns in the ski kindergarten of Maxiland already at the weekend. There will be 13 pistes of various difficulty levels opened in total. Beginners, advanced skiers, families with children and even the most demanding skiing fans can look forward to more than 14 kilometres of slopes with 40 to 60 cm of snow cover at the moment. 9 cable cars, chairlifts and ski lifts will be operating from the upcoming weekend. The northern side of Mt. Chopok plans to open all ski pistes with man-made snow after 25th December, which is more than 22 kilometres in total. For more details about daily snow-making reports and plans of opening further pistes in the Low Tatras, please visit Jasná LIVE.
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 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, 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 2014 nearly EUR 200 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.