Three pistes have been available at the resort of Štrbské Pleso from Friday, 1st December – Interski, Turistická and Junior. “The snow conditions are very good on the three pistes, there is about 45 centimetres of snow. Skiers should enjoy great fun there,” said Peter Tomko, the general manager of the Štrbské Pleso resort. He added that the piste of Esíčko was being covered with man-made snow intensively.
One week after the resort opening, top Slovak tennis players will present their unique skills at the amusing “parallel ski-tennis downhill” race on Saturday, 8th December. Miloslav Mečíř, Marián Vajda, Karol Beck and Czech starts Leoš Friedl and Václav Roubíček have confirmed they would come. “Lacko, Gomboš, Schmiedlová and Kužmová will be in the Tatras at the same time too so we hope they will come to cheer their colleagues on the snow,” said Branislav Stankovič, the organiser of ATP Challenger tour Poprad-Tatry.
The ski season in Tatranská Lomnica is going to be launched one week later – with a spectacular season opening on Saturday, 15th December. All resort visitors will get a chance to go back in time to the 1930s and 1940s for one day. “Personal servants will be at disposal in the resort of Tatranská Lomnica to help our clients carry their skiing equipment, remove snow from their clothes, wax their skis or polish their ski boots,” explained Lukáš Brodanský, the sales and marketing manager at Vysoké Tatry.
The servants will be offering warming cups of tea, blankets, help the skiers embark and disembark the cable cars. “The spoiling care will be guaranteed also inside the cable cars – our passengers will get sunglasses, fresh newspapers and even small drinks to enjoy the trip more,” added Mr. Brodanský. The programme begins at 8:20am with various activities, a dance performance and a grand cable car opening. Collectors will love the special edition of zero-Euro-banknotes with Mt. Lomnický štít depicted. “They will be sold in the area of Skalnaté Pleso all day long. To support the sales campaign, the 75 Secrets of a Cable Car product will be offered at Skalnaté Pleso all day long,” said Mr. Brodanský.
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.