The most attractive and 1,240-metre-long piste between Lomnické sedlo (saddle) and Skalnaté Pleso can be opened much earlier than in previous years as there is already enough natural snow. The opening of the piste depends only on natural snow and on monitoring results of the Mountain Rescue Service, which measures the snow layer. On Thursday 29th December, explosive specialists of the Mountain Rescue Service were testing the snow layer in Lomnické sedlo. Two preventive explosions did not release avalanches and the avalanche specialists of the Service declared the snow cover in Lomnické sedlo to be stable enough. This means that the most demanding skiers can enjoy not only the black piste in the saddle but also the so called French mogul, i.e. freeride terrain in its south-western part which is one of the options how to ski down the famous saddle. To get to the sought-after skiing terrain of Lomnické sedlo from Skalnaté Pleso, skiers use a more than 1-kilometre-long 2-seater chairlift with a 400-metre vertical drop.
The piste of Lomnické sedlo was opened on the following days in previous years: 16/2/2016; 16/1/2015; 22/3/2014; 30/1/2013; 20/1/2012; 30/1/2011; 14/2/2010 and 2/1/2009.
Other ski pistes in Tatranská Lomnica offer 50 – 70 cm of snow, in Štrbské Pleso, there is 40 – 50 cm of snow and very good skiing conditions. After skiing in the High Tatras, skiers can enjoy various additional aprés-ski activities, such as the Tatra Dinner of Emotions at the intermediate station of Štart every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, or the Dinner under the Stars in Skalnaté Pleso, which begins on 7th January. Fresh Track is offered on the slope of Solisko in Štrbské Pleso at 7:00am, there are concerts in the Tatra Temple of Ice, night sledging between Hrebienok and Starý Smokovec and attractive aprés-ski parties on the slopes. Please, read more on www.vt.sk.
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, 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, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hotel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % 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), 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 2015 EUR 206 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.