“With the GOPASS mobile app, our skiers will not miss anything. The app is easy to use and offers a fast access to one´s own GOPASS account as well as loyalty points, important information such as phone numbers of the Mountain Rescue Service, Emergency Medical Services or information centres in the High and Low Tatras. Those who forget to buy their tickets to ski slopes can have their Gopass cards topped up with ski passes literally with two clicks even when standing in front of turnstiles. Our developers are working on completing and activating clearly-arranged resort maps and data that can be used also offline, overviews of waiting times at cableways in Jasná, digital shopping of event products, event tickets, sports shop goods and accommodation facilities. With the app, skiers have access to their personal altitude diagrams and slope kilometres, daily statistics, as well as the Ski Challenge, which works as a social net for skiers thanks to a possibility of adding friends,“ said Vladimír Šarafín, the business development manager of GOPASS.
The electronic assistant does not only inform what is going on in the ski resorts. It also has a unique advantage for those who forget to have their Gopass-es topped up with ski passes. They can do so even at the last moment and wherever they are. Their cards get topped up within 5 seconds, if not, within a maximum of 15 minutes. The GOPASS mobile app is available via the Google Play and AppStore.
Once the New Year has arrived, the snow conditions in ski resorts have improved. There is 50-70cm of snow on the slopes of Tatranská Lomnica, the pistes of Grand slnečná, Buková hora západ, Esíčka, Čučoriedky západ and Javorová cesta were opened on 3rd January, which means skiers can enjoy 10 km of pistes in total. Štrbské Pleso offers almost 8 km and 40 cm of snow, Starý Smokovec more than 1 km of pistes with man-made snow. The snow conditions on Mt. Chopok are good to very good, there is 20-50 cm of snow, 18 pistes are available, i.e. 23 km in total. Piste no. Konský Grúň – Chopok is about to be opened on 5th January.
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.