IT snows, the wind creates deep snowdrifts, and it snows again. Every morning, ski resorts add up the numbers when reporting snow depths on their slopes. But a strong wind, in particular in ski resorts at higher altitudes, makes skiing less pleasant. Weather forecasts aren't predicting sunny days either. The weather looks to be unpredictable, with snow showers possible, since the temperature at 1,000 metres should fluctuate between -13 and -3 degrees Celsius.
At the Donovaly Becherovka ski resort, a ski show is planned for February 10. This time it will feature a barmen's freestyle exhibition and a sportswear fashion show, as well as music and dance performances. In another top winter centre, Jasná, the Free Down Avalanche camp will conduct the second part of a course on what to do during an avalanche.
This winter, sports fans can also buy ski passes that include transport into the resort. For example, the Skipass Vrátna for Sk790 includes rail transport from any Slovak town to Žilina and a day pass in the Vrátna resort. Or the Ski Aquapass Jasná for Sk790 provides not only rail transport to Liptovský Mikuláš or Brezno, but also four hours of skiing in Jasná and three hours in the Aquapark Poprad. For more, visit www.slovakrail.sk.
For information on skiing, go to www.ski.sk.
|Ski resort - price of daily ski pass - snow depth on 1.2.2007|
|Štrbské Pleso||Sk690||120 cm***|
|Skalnaté Pleso||Sk690||250 cm***|
|Veľká Rača||Sk740||50 cm***|
|Skipark Ružomberok||Sk690||60 cm***|
|Martinské hole||Sk630||85 cm***|
Conditions: *limited **good ***very good
5. Feb 2007 at 0:00 | Roman Millan