The resorts will try to produce enough artificial snow for the Tatra people to welcome the winter season on skis this weekend unless the temperatures rise dramatically. Everything will depend on the weather, temperatures, air humidity, frost, wind speed and direction. The resort of Jasná in the Low Tatras has started to make snow on the slopes of Biela Púť, Koliesko, Priehyba, Luková – Chopok and Priehyba – Záhradky. There are 100 snow makers in total to help the snow. The resort of Štrbské Pleso has been using 16 snowmaking guns on the slopes of Interski and Esíčko. If temperatures fall at least to -3 or -4˚C, Tatranská Lomnica should start with snowmaking as well, on the slopes of Buková hora I., Buková hora západ and Štart západ.
The Winter Music Opening in Jasná, which is scheduled for 30th November, will open the ski season again and host attractive music guests such as Tina, Majk Spirit, Celeste Buckingham and many others. For more information please visit: http://www.jasna.sk/aktivity-a-eventy/eventy/winter-music-opening-30112013/. Skiers can look forward to a new 15-people cable car in the resort of Tatranská Lomnica, which will operate between mid-station Štart and Skalnaté Pleso from mid December. However, there are several load tests and final inspection to be done until then. Load tests are in progress in the resort of Jasná as well – on a 6-people chairlift with blue bubbles in the area of Lúčky. And a new scenic restaurant, Rotunda on top of Mt. Chopok is about to be completed soon. Local people believe this year´s winter season will be successful – with investments that have been made so far and attractive events that are planned, e.g. Tatra Christmas, Nordic Junior Ski Championships in Jasná or Tatry Ice Master, a popular ice sculpture festival in the area of Hrebienok.
With cheaper ski passes on www.gopass.sk, skiers enjoy skiing in the Tatras in three top-class resorts with 70 km of perfectly groomed slopes and 80 km of cross-country skiing tracks. There are 50 cable cars and ski lifts including the top-modern Funitel, Twinliner and a 15-people gondola, 69 ski slopes and connections, 42 restaurant facilities and more than 2,000 beds in 12 hotels operated by the Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. company, 18 Tatry Motion sports shops, 12 ski rentals with a ski school and ski service, relaxation after skiing in a tropical world of the water park Tatralandia, 16 aprés-ski bars and much more.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. is a top subject in the field of tourism in Central and Eastern Europe, which itself or via subsidiaries owns and operates attractive ski resorts and hotels in the area of the Low and High Tatras. These include the resort Jasná Low Tatras and the following hotels: Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Tri studničky and Chalets Záhradky De Luxe. In the High Tatras, TMR owns and operates resorts Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec and the following hotels: Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec and hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso. TMR also co‐operates the resort Štrbské Pleso and since the winter season 2012/2013 it has been leasing the mountain resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic in cooperation with SMMR, a.s.. TMR owns Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with all-year operation, which offers a lot of water and other entertainment in the Fun Park relax or in a special tropical hall with sea water. It also offers accommodation in bungalows and suites of the Holiday Village Tatralandia. TMR also owns and rents hotels Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky and Bungalows. More than 190 million Euros will have been invested by the end of 2013 in the above mentioned resorts, which helps increase the standard and visitor turnout in the Tatras. The TMR shares have been traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw since 2012.