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Snow, and a bit of wind

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.

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
Jasná-Chopok Sk790 60 cm***
Chopok-Juh Sk390 80-160cm**
Štrbské Pleso Sk690 120 cm***
Donovaly Sk750 60 cm***
Skalnaté Pleso Sk690 250 cm***
Veľká Rača Sk740 50 cm***
Vrátna Sk680 60 cm**
Skipark Ružomberok Sk690 60 cm***
Martinské hole Sk630 85 cm***
Plejsy Sk500 60 cm***

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

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