The highest located piste in Slovakia is going to welcome the first skiers already this weekend. The iconic and steepest piste in the Tatras is exceptional not only due to unique views but also the fact that there is only natural snow used.
The High Tatras are getting ready for their big day after a few weeks of preparations. “We started with the grooming already in December once the conditions enabled us to. The most important thing was to pack down the snow so that it doesn’t get blown away by the wind. With more and more centimetres of fresh fallen snow, we were fine-tuning the piste and can say today that it will be ready for skiers on Saturday,” informed Dušan Slavkovský, the general manager of the Vysoké Tatry resort. There is more than one metre of snow on average in Lomnické sedlo. Skiers surmount a vertical drop of 490 metres on this 1,240-metre-long black piste with the average gradient of almost 47%. This is one of the reasons why it is meant for good skiers mainly.
The ski trail with the overall vertical drop of 1,300 metres running from Lomnické sedlo to Skalnaté pleso and from there along red pistes to Tatranská Lomnica is 5.5 km long in total, which makes it the longest piste in the Tatras.