A rich programme is prepared for the 9th year of Snow Dogs on the piste of Čučoriedky. Families with children can try dog sledging and watch demonstrations of rescue operations with avalanche dogs made by the Mountain rescue service. The programme is offered at the interchange station of Štart and on the partly closed piste of Čučoriedky from 10:00am to 03:00pm. Children can feel like true explorers and join expeditions to near and far ice land corners. At 12 so called Pole to Pole stations, they can examine a rabbit labyrinth, fish along with an ice bear, test their eagle-like polar eyesight, create a husky dog sledge and find the way to a fox´s burrow. They will also learn something about musher´s work and the way dogs are fastened to sledges. The expedition participants can pick various gifts of nature, watch penguins, learn how to make polar knots, catch fish, follow the footsteps of inhabitants that live in polar areas and finally, how to conquer the North Pole. To enjoy the unique Eskimo weekend under Mt. Lomnický štít, visitors can take a comfortable cable car or use a marked tourist trail and make a family walk. A big dog run will be prepared for 50 Huskies, Malamutes and Samoyeds so that kids and their parents can enjoy musher rides and feel the speed of genuine dog sledges. Every child who brings a plush dog will get a present. Various competitions with great prizes are prepared as well and the event is free of charge. Please read more on www.vt.sk.
Skiers can enjoy skiing on 12 kilometres of attractive ski pistes in Tatranská Lomnica. A layer of fresh natural snow has fallen on the slopes recently and there is 50 – 155 cm of snow in Tatranská Lomnica currently. The snow conditions are very good. Giant snow sculptures are waiting for tourists and skiers at the foot of Mt. Lomnický štít and have settled down in Skalnaté Pleso this year again.
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. TMR also leases and operates the ski resort Ještěd. 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 2016 EUR 230 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.