The Saturday “Krňačky Chopok” race is classified as the Krňačky Sledge Slovak Cup and will be held on Mt. Chopok again after 18 years. The participants can register in the area of Krupová between 8:30am and 11:00am. The 1st Jasná Grand Prix will be organised in the following categories: men, women and mixed teams. Free ski busses will be operating from Brezno and Banská Bystrica to the locality of Krupová and back. The colloquial Slovak name of the historical horned sledges – “krňačky”, “krnohy”, “krnaky”, “krne” is derived from “krnáč”, a crooked tree. The special wooden sledges, which are produced without any metal pieces, come originally from the Austrian Tirol region and were used by lumberjacks in Horehronie for transporting wood.
The Sunday afternoon Bikini skiing on Mt. Chopok will be a truly original celebration of the spring. Skiers who have the courage to put their winter clothes off and join a mass downhill race can use their fantasy and add some masks, original accessories or even face painting. The most creative racers can win attractive prizes from the jury. The event will be hosted by the experienced presenter Erika Barkolová, the Vivas dance group will be there to guarantee fun on the piste, and Bongoman Elizz, DJ East Luke, DJ Tokatko and DJ Sedliv will be in charge of the music entertainment. And after that, everybody can move over to the Happy End club, where the evening will culminate with white dress code at a unique White Party. Please read more on www.jasna.sk.
Spring is about to knock on the door soon but skiers are still enjoying great snow conditions – there is 30-80cm of snow on both sides of Mt. Chopok. The snow park in Jasná will be hosting the Slovak Freestyle Ski Cup with Natália Šlepecká and Zuzana Stromková on 17th March. The competition will be held under the patronage of the Slovak Ski Association.
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.