“This year, we have chosen a location with best tracks for the Slovak Downhill Cup again. The resort of Jasná offers excellent cycling tracks that have been redesigned during this season and this increases the level of the event considerably. I am happy that we have managed to restore and keep the tradition of such a special and rare sports discipline. We hope Jasná and its bike tracks will help us become part of the European Downhill Cup in 2015. We always try to attract not only professional domestic bikers and bikers from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, but also spectators who can enjoy a really non-traditional experience with us. Mountain cycling and downhill races held in a beautiful environment can motivate people to take up this extreme but beautiful sport which we are trying to make popular. Bikers need to have a clear mind, follow and respect instructions and rules of the so called Green Code but mainly protect their health and anticipate situations. I hope that names like Martin Knapec and Roman Dubský will attract the wide public and people will come to Jasná to support this great adrenalin event,“ said Tomáš Vrbovský, race director.
The Slovak Downhill Cup 2014 will have two parts: qualifying round and finals. The downhill starts in the area of Rovná Hoľa (1,491 m above sea level) and continues down in the direction of Záhradky along the popular Rocky Face DH track. The total length of the track is 1,850 metres and the vertical drop is 463 metres. Those who prefer watching adrenalin on wheels to practising it can use reduced-rate day tickets to enjoy a great view of the whole track and the racers from comfortable chairlifts. For more information about the race, instructions, applications and reduced-rate tickets, please click HERE.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. is a top subject in the field of tourism in Central and Eastern Europe, which owns and operates attractive ski resorts and hotels. These include the resort Jasná Low Tatras and the following hotels in the Low Tatras: Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri studničky, Chalets Záhradky De Luxe, Mountain Hotel Srdiečko and Rotunda Hotel. TMR also owns Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak water park with all-year operation, which offers a lot of water and other entertainment, a Tropical Paradise – a special tropical hall with sea water, a Fun Park and accommodation in bungalows and suites of the Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tatras, TMR owns and operates resorts Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec and cooperates the resort of Štrbské Pleso. It also owns the following hotels: Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec and Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso. TMR owns 19% of the Melida, a.s. company, which leases and operates the mountain resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. In Poland, TMR owns the resort of Szczyrk. The company also owns and rents hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky and Bungalows. More than 190 million Euros were invested by the end of 2013 in the above mentioned resorts, to support development and modernisation. The TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw.