The time to take a break from skiing is almost here.
photo: SME - Ján Krošlák
The week ahead promises unstable weather with showers and snow in the mountains at altitudes above 1,000 metres. Snow should fall more generally in the second part of the week, and temperature will drop to -2 degrees Celsius during the day. Strong winds will add to the pleasantries.
The long-term forecast says that after a cold first week in April, the cold will deepen, rather than lift.
Ski centres have dropped the prices of daily tickets. However, during the Easter weekend expect the same prices as during the winter season. The number of attractions is shrinking, however, but there should be a last blast at Easter.
Skiing is still better now than in midwinter with the slopes half-empty and the weather tolerably good.
|Ski resort - snow depth - price of daily ski pass|
|Štrbské Pleso||150 cm||Sk460|
|Skipark Ružomberok||60 cm||Sk520|
|Veľká Rača||100 cm||Sk552 - 621|
|Vrátna dolina||40-180 cm||Sk460|
|Jasná - Chopok||100-200 cm||Sk690|
|Park Snow Donovaly||50 cm||Sk450|
|Zverovka - Spálená||80 cm||Sk580|
|Chopok - Juh||100 - 250 cm||Sk500|
|Lomnické Sedlo||200 cm||Sk199|
|Note: Because it will be raining at altitudes below 1,000 metres, check ski forecasts before heading for the slopes. Many centres are open only during weekends, or have limited operations.|
3. Apr 2006 at 0:00 | Roman Millan