Skiresort.info was evaluating resorts based on several criteria such as the offer of ski pistes, transport facilities, ski piste grooming quality, accessibility of resorts, accessibility of ski in-ski out accommodation facilities, parking, information system and navigation around resorts, restaurants and others. The Austrian resort of Kitzbűhel/Kirchberg – KitzSki was the absolute winner with 4.9 out of 5 stars and was declared the WORLD´S BEST SKI RESORT by Skiresort.info.
Slovak and Czech ski resorts were successful too. “It is a great honour for us but also a commitment. This independent evaluation portal monitors various parameters so we perceive it as a valuable feedback that will help us increase the quality in individual fields,” said Juraj Chovaňák, the marketing director of Tatry Mountain Resorts, a.s.
Jasná received the best evaluation as for the Slovak resorts, with 4 out of 5 stars in the category of up to 60 km of ski slopes, and is the only Slovak and Czech resort that can be proud to be called TOP CLASS, just like the Swedish resort of Åre or the Italian resort of Cortina d´Ampezzo. Jasná was evaluated with the maximum number of points for top-quality ski piste grooming, the information system, restaurants and gastronomy, as well as great freeride conditions. Cross-country skiing conditions were evaluated with the lowest number of stars – only two.
Tatranská Lomnica got 3.5 out of 5 stars and was awarded as the INSIDER TIP in the category of ski resorts with up to 20 km of ski slopes. It attracted mainly due to the quality of ski piste grooming and conditions for skiing beginners (5 stars) but got the lowest number of stars for cross-country skiing conditions, snow parks and ski in-ski out accommodation facilities.
Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic was evaluated with 3.7 out of 5 stars in the category of ski resorts with up to 30 km of ski slopes and declared the INSIDER TIP. Its environmentally friendly concept got 5 stars, conditions for freeriders and experienced skiers were evaluated with the lowest number of stars.
The Austrian resort of Mölltaler Gletscher, which was available for GOPASS card holders in the previous season thanks to the cooperation between TMR and Mölltaler Gletcherbahnen Gesellschaft, was named the INSIDER TIP in the category of ski resorts with up to 20 km of ski slopes. The resort located on the only glacier in Carinthia got 3.7 out of 5 stars – the highest number for great snow conditions and ski piste grooming, the lowest number for Après-ski and ski in-ski out accommodation facilities.
The Skiresort.info portal, which has been testing and evaluating ski resorts since 1998, is the largest portal of its kind and offers details of 5,400 ski resorts all around the world.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, restaurant facilities, sports services, shops 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, Hotel Pošta 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 suites 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, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hostel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. 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 a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON), a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko) and a 7.3% share in an amusement-educational project via the Polish company Korona Ziemi Sp. z.o.o. TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2018, more than 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.