On Wednesday night, snow guns started to operate in Tatranská Lomnica in the High Tatras at altitudes from 1,751 metres, i.e. Skalnaté Pleso to about 1,400 metres, i.e. the piste of Esíčka. The air temperature fell down to -5 °C. Snow was produced by 24 snow guns. The resort plans to continue with the snowmaking process on the following days depending on the temperatures.
Snowmaking has begun in Jasná, on the southern side of Mt. Chopok between the summit and the area of Kosodrevina, i.e. between the altitudes of 2,004 metres and 1,500 metres today early in the morning. 30 snow guns are operating at the moment. Temperatures on Mt. Chopok have fallen down to -6/-4°C but are expected to go up during the day so the resort plans to continue with the snowmaking process once the temperatures are below zero again. Snow guns on the northern side of Mt. Chopok should start to operate today in the evening so that both sides of the mountain can be covered with man-made snow. Snowmaking at lower altitudes of the northern side under the piste of Luková, i.e. from 1,670 metres down is scheduled for Saturday night. The snow storage or the so called natural fridge which is located in the area of Biela Púť and where about 60 – 65% of last year´s snow has been preserved successfully shall be uncovered tomorrow. The 8-metre-high pile of snow should be distributed on the piste around 25th November.
Štrbské Pleso plans to begin with the snowmaking process on Friday. Based on the temperatures, the resort wants to decide whether to start at the lower sections or on Mt. Solisko at the altitude of 1,840 metres.
Regular autumn cableway maintenance is still in progress in the ski resorts and the cableways do not operate. Cableways at Jasná, Štrbské Pleso and Tatranská Lomnica are opened only at weekends these days. Please read more about Jasná HERE and about the High Tatras HERE.
The new modern online ski pass sale which is similar to the flight ticket selling system begins on www.gopass.sk on 19th November. Skiers will have the chance to buy their passes at the best prices. The first 10,000 ski passes are going to be offered online at 9 EUR from Monday.
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 2017, more than EUR 300 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.