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Late winter packs a punch

IMPATIENT SKIIERS who have been waiting more than a month for winter to arrive have finally gotten their wish. The snow at Lomnické Sedlo in the High Tatras is almost 2 metres deep, making it the location with the best skiing conditions.

Snowy winter forecasts mean excellent skiing conditions around the country.
photo: Roman Millan

IMPATIENT SKIIERS who have been waiting more than a month for winter to arrive have finally gotten their wish. The snow at Lomnické Sedlo in the High Tatras is almost 2 metres deep, making it the location with the best skiing conditions. And the latest weather forecasts indicate that the winter weather should continue until at least mid February, which means high prospects that the snow in the mountains will only increase.

Early February will be a time of great winter events at ski resorts. Between February 2 and 4, Donovaly will host dogsled racing, which has become popular here. In Vrátna, skiers can enjoy a Snow Show on February 3 and try snow scooters or the new F2 ski model.

For the more courageous, I recommend the avalanche lecture at Slovakia's best winter resort, Jasná, between February 2 and 4. Local freeride zone experts will acquaint the attendants with how to evaluate the danger of an avalanche and basic first aid skills. With more snow falling, we can look forward to a lot of nice events. Most ski resorts are resuming night skiing. Off to the mountains!

For more information, go to www.ski.sk.


Ski resort - price of daily ski pass - snow depth on 25.1.2007
Jasná-Chopok Sk790 45 cm**
Chopok-Juh Sk390 45cm**
Štrbské Pleso Sk690 80-120 cm***
Donovaly Sk750 30 cm***
Skalnaté Pleso Sk690 200 cm***
Veľká Rača Sk740 20 cm**
Vrátna Sk680 30 cm**
Skipark Ružomberok Sk690 10 cm*
Martinské hole Sk630 30 cm**
Plejsy Sk500 40 cm***

Conditions: *limited **good ***very good

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