Where to ski in the High Tatras

SKI CENTRES are spread throughout the High Tatras mountain range and the Tatras electrical railway runs between most of them. The best-known ski slopes are around Štrbské Pleso, Starý and Nový Smokovec, Tatranská Lomnica and Ždiar. Visitors can expect artificial snow when necessary and quality ski runs. Štrbské Pleso and Tatranská Lomnica offer also night skiing.
In each ski resort you will find a panorama map displaying information about the length and the level of difficulty of the various ski runs in that area. While the Štrbské Pleso resort is the most popular, expert skiers prefer the Tatranská Lomnica resort, with its steep slope up to Lomnický Peak. Its ski runs are the most difficult in the region. Beginners are advised to go to Ždiar, where the runs are easy to moderate.


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SKI CENTRES are spread throughout the High Tatras mountain range and the Tatras electrical railway runs between most of them. The best-known ski slopes are around Štrbské Pleso, Starý and Nový Smokovec, Tatranská Lomnica and Ždiar. Visitors can expect artificial snow when necessary and quality ski runs. Štrbské Pleso and Tatranská Lomnica offer also night skiing.

In each ski resort you will find a panorama map displaying information about the length and the level of difficulty of the various ski runs in that area. While the Štrbské Pleso resort is the most popular, expert skiers prefer the Tatranská Lomnica resort, with its steep slope up to Lomnický Peak. Its ski runs are the most difficult in the region. Beginners are advised to go to Ždiar, where the runs are easy to moderate.

Cross-country skiers will find tracks running around Štrbské Pleso (five circuits), Ždiar (two circuits) and starting from Tatranská Lesná and Tatranská Lomnica. The tracks are from 3 to 30 kilometres long, with a combined vertical rise of 135 metres.

The chart on this page contains information on downhill ski runs in selected High Tatras ski resorts. While most of them are equipped with ski lifts, there is a chairlift to Solisko in Štrbské Pleso, a cog railway running from Starý Smokovec to Hrebienok, and a gondola leading up to Lomnický Peak in the Tatranská Lomnica resort. For more detailed information on individual places, visit www.holidayinfo.sk.

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