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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.

Snow conditions and ticket prices valid as December 8

The SPECTATOR's regular ski update
ski resort snow conditions skipass notes
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
Lomnnické sedlo - closed - closed
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

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