Snow conditions and ticket prices valid as December 8
|The SPECTATOR's regular ski update|
|Jasná||40 cm||good||Sk490||Only Záhradky and Biela Púť open, Chopok-Juh closed|
|Donovaly||30 cm||good||Sk380||Nová hoľa closed|
|Veľká Rača||25 cm||good||Sk650||Only Dedovka is open|
|Štrbské Pleso||80 cm||very good||Sk380||Solisko is plans to open December 18|
|Plejsy||-||closed||Sk380||Plans to open December 17|
|Skipark||20 cm||closed||Sk350||Plans to open December 18|
|Martinské hole||40 cm||good||Sk550||Price does not include the chair lift|
|Zverovka||50 cm||Very good||Sk500||All lifts in service every day|
|Vrátna dolina||20 cm||limited||Sk490||December 11 - official season openning|
RECENT warm weather has degraded natural snow conditions under 1,200 meters. Resorts with snowmaking, however, are still managing to keep some low elevation terrain open. The weather forecast is for hazy conditions in valleys and sunny weather at higher altitudes. Low night-time temperatures will create excellent conditions for snowmaking, and more resorts should be open for the weekend of December 17 and 18. This weekend is also special because Veľká Rača will debut its new lift, the Laliky Sky Express. This hybrid lift offers six-person chairs and eight-person gondolas on the same cableway. The cable car from Tatranská Lomnica to Lomnický štít peak is still being inspected for any damage caused by recent high winds, but will probably open on December 18.
Prepared by Roman Millan with John Sherwood, Special to the Spectator
13. Dec 2004 at 0:00
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